Eastman Dental Institute


Microbial Diseases

Lab work

Focused on investigating the human microbiota and its role in health and disease; examining the aetiology, pathogenesis and control of diseases caused by micro-organisms as well as the ecology of the indigenous microbiota and its contribution to health. Our current research includes analysis of antibiotic resistance, bacterial ecology, biofilms, development of novel antimicrobial therapies, bacterial genetics and bacterial virulence.

The activities of the department are one of the prime drivers of bacteriologically-based research within UCL. Significant contributions to the scientific community have been made by the department, as respected research leaders, advancing knowledge by publication of reviews and research findings in high-impact journals.

Current PhD projects