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Cellular responses to radiation curing of resin-composite materials


Project Description

Supervisors: Drs WM Palin, RM Shelton, PR Cooper

Ultraviolet and visible light energy is routinely used for crosslinking a multitude of biomaterial applications ranging from hydrogels for tissue engineering and drug delivery, laser activated surgical adhesives to resin-based composite dental restoratives. The radiant exposure of light curing sources and photoinitiation chemistry of the biomaterial may cause damage to host tissue.

This project aims to investigate variations in wavelength and irradiance on relevant cell behaviour and vitality. This work has immense translational potential from materials engineering to clinical practice and will be important for informing industry in the development of new restorative materials.

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Funding Notes

We have a thriving international Researcher community and encourage applications from students of any nationality able to fund their own studies (i.e. through Government scholarship schemes, self-funding), or who wish to apply for their own funding (e.g. Commonwealth Scholarships, Islamic Development Bank International PhD Scholarships, China Scholarship Council).

How good is research at University of Birmingham in Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 15.90

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