Grants & Awards

Grants

Below are selected grants that I have received during my career and the projects associated with them.

2019
Microbiology: small worlds, big opportunities (an outreach activity)
Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund: Public Engagement Proof of Concept – £5,361
Principle Investigator

2018
Understanding the contribution of the oral bacterial microbiome toward C. albicans virulence and associated mechanisms of action.
Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund – £41,922
Principle Investigator

2017
Evaluation of sodium bicarbonate toothpaste against robust biofilms and mechanisms of action
GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare – £26,602
Co-Investigator

2016
Use of full thickness oral mucosal 3D organotypic tissue models for the evaluation of biofilm infections and host responses toward the infections.
GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare – £21,350
Co-Investigator

Awards/Esteem Indicators

I’ve presented my work at a number of conferences and meetings around the world, and have been fortunate in receiving awards in doing so. These awards are listed below.

2017
British Society for Oral and Dental Research, Plymouth, UK
Oral Presentation: Contribution of oral bacteria to Candida virulence and denture stomatitis
Senior Colgate Prize Entry Winner

2016
Biofilms7, Porto, Portugal
Poster: Development of an in vitro oral mucosal tissue model for biofilm infection
Poster Prize Winner

2015
MITReG annual meeting,  Canada Lake and Lodge, Cardiff, UK
Poster: Bacteria increase expression of Candida virulence factors in biofilms
Poster Prize Runner Up

Cardiff Institute of Tissue Engineering and Repair (CITER), Bristol, UK
Oral Presentation: Development of an in vitro tissue model for biofilm infection
Highly Commended

2014
Oral Microbiology and Immunology Group (OMIG) meeting, Gregynog, Wales
Poster: Development of an in vitro biofilm model on denture acrylic
Poster Prize Winner

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