Basic Dental Sciences Research Group

Research Lead - Professor Jennifer Kirkham

Our Basic Dental Sciences research is organised into three research themes:

Academics in our Basic Dental Sciences Research Group are involved in flagship, cross-Faculty initiatives aimed at translating fundamental and applied research findings for maximum clinical benefit and wealth creation. Please follow the appropriate links to see how we collaborate with colleagues in:

The Medical Technologies Innovation and Knowledge Centre
Development of innovative devices for skeletal tissue regeneration and repair, regenerative therapies and diagnostic methods; early validation of technical concept and commercial feasibility to reduce late failure and accelerate innovation

The WELMEC Centre of Excellence in Medical Engineering
In Dentistry, WELMEC is addressing degeneration of bones and teeth in an ageing population and exploiting ease of access to deliver innovative regenerative therapies and novel diagnostic methods

The Leeds NIHR Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit
Centre of excellence for translational research into individually targeted, patient-focused therapies across the musculoskeletal diseases

The Biomedical and Health Research Centre
Combines the world-leading science of the University of Leeds with the clinical excellence of Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust to turn scientific advances into medical benefits, accelerating the process through which research in the laboratory translates into new treatments in the clinic