Institute of Dentistry

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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.

Selected Publications:

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