Dr Vanessa Sousa awarded the Osteology Research Prize (2nd position) in basic research at the International Osteology Symposium
10 May 2016
We are delighted to announce that Dr Vanessa Sousa, Clinical Research Fellow at the Centre for Oral Clinical Research, Institute of Dentistry, Barts & The London School of Medicine & Dentistry, QMUL, has been awarded the Osteology Research Prize (2nd position) in basic research at the International Osteology Symposium held in Monaco earlier this year. These awards recognise truly exceptional research contributions from around the world.
“Unravelling the progression towards peri-implantitis microcosm and disinfection dynamics on titanium implant surfaces” is the title of the investigation for which Dr Sousa, under the supervision of Dr Nikos Mardas, Dr Dave Spratt and Professor Nikolaos Donos received the prize.
The aim of the research was to explore the microbial ecology in the progression to peri-implantitis microcosms grown in a Constant Depth Film Fermentor, as well as to uncover novel titanium implant surface decontamination methods.
This project was performed in partnership with researchers from University College London, The Biotherapeutics Group of The National Institute for Biological Standards and Control, Institut Straumann and The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.
The International Osteology Symposium is a congress held every three years where novel research linking science with practice in the field of regenerative dentistry and dental tissue engineering is presented. The three best Osteology Research Forum presentations in each of the two categories (basic and clinical research) were awarded an Osteology Research Prize.