Eastman Dental Institute


Research Away Day 2016: winners and highlights

4 November 2016


Researchers from across the Institute gathered on Thursday for the third annual Research Away Day.

Laurent Bozec, Head of Research, highlighted the growth in our research and the tremendous achievement from the EDI and the wider UCL research team associated with Oral Health.

Research Staff and students showcased recent and on-going work. During the event, there were also several interventions from a  variety of external speakers from UCL Buisness, UCL Consultants and the Translational Research Office as well as Glaxosmithklein and the UCL BRC.

The Postgraduate Posters and Presentations (4min competition) highlighted the talent and innovative inquiry of our research students.

Director Stephen Porter said “Today has really illustrated the breadth and depth of our research and the considerable potential we have to continue to improve care for patients.”

Pictured above (clockwise from top left):

Supanan Sucharit, Microbial Diseases Department
First prize poster competition: Environmental Bacillus spp. Produce Compounds capable of Disrupting Streptococcus mutans Biofilms

Kulraj Bhangra, Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering Department
Second prize poster competition: Hypothermic storage of engineered neural tissue

Nabih Alkhouri, Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering Department
Runner-up presentation competition: Self-adhesive, Antibacterial and Remineralising novel composites

Shaima Sarkhouh, Clinical Research Department (Paediatric DDent)
Runner-up presentation competition: Investigating the Characteristics of Enamel WSL Using OCT

Md. Ajijur Rahman, Microbial Diseases Department
Runner-up presentation competition: A single base pair mutation alters the susceptibility of the host to D- cycloserine

Melissa Rayner, Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering / UCL School of Pharmacy
First prize presentation competition: Using advanced 3D engineered cell cultures to analyse the effect of drugs on peripheral nerve regeneration in vitro.