|Prof Laurie Walsh presents winner, Dr Jessri, with her award.|
UQ’s School of Dentistry reveals exciting findings on oral cancer treatments at Research Day, with Dr Maryam Jessri awarded 1st prize for her presentation on ‘Defective Repair Signalling’.
The annual event held on Friday, culminated in the presentation of the Oral B Student Award for Research, being granted to Dr Maryam Jessri (PhD) for her presentation on ‘Defective repair signalling in oral SCC cell-lines following DNA damage’. Dr Jessri’s research found that different cancers responded differently to DSB inducing agents, such as radiotherapy.
“The findings Dr Jessri shared were fascinating and the project has established important ground work for further studies in this area,” said Professor Laurie Walsh, Head of School.
The runner up, Ms Kathryn Plonka (PhD) from the Pediatric Caries program, presented on ‘A longitudinal controlled study of caries development from birth to 36 months’.
Other fields of research featured on the day included clinical orthodontics, endodontics and applied biomaterials.
Among those who enjoyed the presentations were CPD participants and sponsors from Oral B, Henry Schein Halas, Recaldent, and Dentsply.
“We had a great standard of presentation this year, and it was exciting to see the progress being made in our various Research Programs. The event is a valuable opportunity to share these findings with other industry leaders,” Professor Walsh said.
Find out more about the Oral Cancer Research Program here.
Left: Runner Up, Ms Kathryn Plonka (PhD) and Prof Walsh; Right: School Manager Mark Smith, Deputy Head of School A/Prof Farah, Head of School Prof Walsh.