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Professor Paul Anderson, BSc, PhD

Professor of Oral Biology

Telephone: +44 20 7882 5962
Room Number: Dental Physical Science, Francis Bancroft Building


Professor of Oral Biology

2002-2014  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


Research Interests:

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)

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