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Dentistry

Our primary objective is to provide internationally competitive research projects, producing highly skilled and competitive postgraduates with excellent future career prospects.

PhD, MPhil Full-time, Part-time Programme

Oral and Biomedical Sciences

Oral and Biomedical Sciences is a research area within which you can focus your studies as part of our suite of Dentistry research programmes (MPhil, PhD).

PhD, MPhil Full-time, Part-time Area

Microbial Diseases

Within the Microbial Disease Research Group there is a strong focus on investigating the involvement and management of biofilms in clinical infection. 

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Pathogenesis of neurodegeneration

The project will investigate the role of transglutaminase 6 in the cerebellum and analyse its link to causing ataxia as an associated pathology.

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Novel biomarkers for arthritis

This PhD project will investigate qualitative protein changes that are unique to degenerative joint pathologies.

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Regulation of cancer stem cells by proteolysis

Cancer stem cells have recently been identified to be responsible for disease recurrance and metastatic spread.

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Mechanisms underlying preferential ‘scarless’ wound healing in the oral mucosa

This project aims to identify the key genes and signalling pathways underlying preferential scarless wound healing responses in oral mucosal fibroblasts.

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In vitro cartilage tissue engineering to model arthritis

This project will generate an organotypic model of a human joint making use of the existing articular cartilage model to reproduce the interplay of tissues.

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Validation of a stem cell derived cartilage model for osteoarthritis research and drug screening

This project will focus on producing tissue closely resembling articular cartilage from human stem cells.

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