Research Seminar Series

UCL Eastman Dental Institute hosts a weekly series of research seminars, featuring guest speakers from around the world speaking on a variety of topics. All clinical and research staff and all postgraduates are very welcome to attend. Visitors from other institutes are particularly welcome.

If you would like to attend a seminar, please contact Dr Elaine Allan. You are strongly advised to confirm the time and venue before departure.

Forthcoming Seminars

All seminars take place 1pm - 2pm in Lecture Room 2 except 21 January which will take place in the Boardroom.

21 January
From bacterial vibration spectroscopy of adhering bacteria to visco-elasticity of biofilms
Henk J Busscher, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Groningen
27 January
Building the Bacillus subtilis biofilm: signalling and extracellular molecules
Nicola Stanley-Wall, College of Life Sciences, University of Dundee
3 February
Clostridium difficile: ribotypes and virulence
Maja Rupnik, National Laboratory for Health, Environment and Food, Maribor, Slovenia
10 February
The development and clinical application of intraosseous transcutaneous amputation prostheses
Catherine Pendegrass, Institute of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Science, UCL
17 February
The many faces of illegitimate recombination
Klaus Harms, Centre for GeoGenetics, University of Copenhagen
24 February
Made to stick: adhesion inhibitors targeting bacterial infections
Anne-Marie Krachler, Institute of Microbiology and Infection, University of Birmingham
27 February
Oral health and elite sport performance
Ian Needleman and Paul Ashley, UCL Eastman Dental Institute
10 March
The prospect of implanting laboratory grown teeth
Irma Thesleff, Developmental Biology Research Programme, University of Helsinki
17 March

Paediatric Dentistry DDent upgrade talks:

(i) Public and patient involvement: involving young children in dental research
Abdulfatah Alazmah

(ii) Three-dimensional measurements of tooth wear comparing abrasive and low abrasive fluoride preparations on MIH human enamel
May Alqahtani

24 March
Skin survival mechanisms of staphylococci
Malcolm J. Horsburgh, Institute of Integrative Biology, University of Liverpool