Dr Paul Anderson

Qualifications: BSc, PhD
Position: Reader in Biophysics in relation to Dentistry
Associated Centre/s: Oral Growth and Development

2002-present  Reader in Biophysics in Relation to Dentistry
Centre for Oral Growth and Development
Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dentistry
Queen Mary, University of London

1997-2002   Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Oral Growth and Development.
Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dentistry
Queen Mary, University of London

1996-1997  Lecturer,
Dept. of Biophysics in relation to Dentistry
Queen Mary and Westfield College (now QMUL)

1993-1996 Lecturer,
Dept. of Child Dental Health,  London Hospital Medical College

1987-1993 Research Assistant,
Dept. of Child Dental Health, London Hospital Medical College

1987 May-Aug Visiting Scientist,
Dept. of Chemistry, The University of Western Ontario, Ontario, Canada

1987 Jan-Apr  Software Engineer,
Dept. of Instrumentation and Applied Physics
UK Atomic Energy Research Establishment (now AEA Technologies plc)  Harwell, UK.

1983-1987 Research Assistant
Dept. of Biochemistry, London Hospital Medical College



My main research area is the chemistry of enamel and hydroxyapatite in the context of de and remineralisation of enamel. Recently, I have developed research into the influence of salivary proteins on these processes, to study their role in enamel homeostasis. I have developed novel X-ray absorption microscopies to assist with these studies, and have also used these technologies to study diffusion processes in enamel, and the efficacy of treatments for dental hypersensitivity. I have been sponsored by the MRC, EPSRC, Wellcome, as well as RAB, and QMUL grants. I currently have several PhD students, and a Postdoctoral research assistant.


Key Publications

Anderson P, Elliott JC. Scanning X-ray microradiographic study of the formation of caries-like lesions in synthetic apatite aggregates. Caries Res. 19:403-406 (1985).

Anderson P, Elliott JC. Coupled diffusion as basis for subsurface demineralization in dental caries. Caries Res. 21: 522-525 (1987).

Anderson P, Elliott JC. Subsurface demineralisation in dental enamel and other permeable solids during acid dissolution.  J Dent Res 71 1473-1481 (1992).

Anderson P, Dowker SEP, Elliott JC, Thomas CR. Synchrotron X-ray fluorescence microprobe analysis in the study of dental mineralized tissues. J. Trace and Microprobe Techniques 14:541-560 (1996).

Anderson P, Levinkind M, Elliott JC. Scanning microradiographic studies of rates of in vitro demineralisation in human and bovine dental enamel.  Archs oral Biol (1998) 43;649-656.

Anderson P, Elliott JC.  Rates of mineral loss in human enamel during in vitro demineralization perpendicular and parallel to the natural surface.  Caries Res (2000) 34:33-40.

Anderson P, Hector MP, Rampersad MA. Critical pH in resting and stimulated whole saliva in a group of children. Int. J. Paediatric Dentistry  (2001) 11:266-273.

Anderson P, Bollet-Quivogne FR, Dowker SEP, Elliott JC. Demineralization in enamel and Hydroxyapatite aggregates at increasing ionic strength. Archs Oral Biol  (2004):49;199-207.
Anderson P, Ahmed Y, Patel MP, Davis GR, Braden M.X-ray microtomographic studies of novel radio-opaque polymeric materials for dental applications. Mat. Sci. Tech (2006);22(9),1094-1097.

Kosoric J, Williams RAD, Hector MP, Anderson P. A synthetic peptide based on a natural salivary protein reduces demineralization in model systems for dental caries and erosion. J. Peptide Res and Therapeutics  (Published on-line   DOI: 10.1007/s10989-007-9085-0)


PubLists Publications


Dr Paul Anderson

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Dental Biophysics
Queen Mary, University of London
Mile End Road
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