27 September 2012
Two PhD students in the Tissue Engineering and Reparative Dentistry Research Theme in the School have recently been awarded two of the British Society for Oral and Dental Research prestigious research prizes for their work presented at the recent Pan European Region Meeting of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) in Helsinki.
Senior Colgate prize winner: Rachel Howard-Jones
Rachel Howard-Jones was awarded the Senior Colgate Prize for her presentation on "Oral Progenitor Cells As A Cell-Based Treatment For Neuronal Damage" . Rachel, a final year PhD student in the Wound Biology Group, is supervised by Prof Phil Stephens and Dr Nick Allen (BIOSI). Her award not only recognises the high quality of her research and the potential impact that it may have in translational medicine, but also means that she will represent the BSODR in the Hatton Award Competition at the IADR meeting in Seattle in March.
Unilever poster prize winner: Amr Alraies
Amr Alraies was awarded the Unilever Poster Prize for his work on "Variations in Dental Pulp Progenitor Cell Ageing Influence Regenerative Potential" . Amr, who is also close to completion of his PhD, is supervised by Prof Alastair Sloan, Dr Ryan Moseley and Prof Rachel Waddington. Amr's work is part of a larger programme of research within the Mineralised Tissue Group understanding the potential of dental pulp progenitor cells for tissue regeneration and engineering.
The School congratulates them on their well deserved success