The oral microbiome in health and disease
- Research Opportunity
- Honours students
- Number of Honour Places Available
- Number of Master Places Available
- Department / Centre
- Melbourne Dental School
- Royal Dental Hospital Melbourne
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Summary In this project you will determine the oral microbiome in health compared with that in disease states and identify those bacteria associated with disease.
The human oral cavity is home to over 700 species of bacteria, many of these species are beneficial to our health whilst others are associated with the development of chronic diseases. During disease initiation there is a shift in the composition of the microbiome that leads to the development of a dysbiotic biofilm community that sustains disease progression. In this project you will determine the oral microbiome in health compared with that in disease states and identify those bacteria associated with disease. Ultimately we would like to identify microbial biomarkers that can be used as predictors of health or disease.
Faculty Research Themes
School Research Themes
Oral Infection and Immunity, Population and Oral Health
Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research
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Department / Centre
Research NodeRoyal Dental Hospital Melbourne
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