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We will send you the webinar link few days before the event. Looking forward having you on the webinar.

October 23rd , 11:00 am-1:00 pm ET

Dr. Alex Mira

FISABIO Foundation, Center for Advanced Research in Public Health, Valencia, Spain

Dr. Alex Mira completed his post-doctoral research in the USA in the field of bacterial genomics and a second post-doc at Uppsala University (Sweden) working on microarray technology and bioinformatics. After returning to Spain he initiated his own research group working on the genomics and metagenomics of oral bacteria. In 2009, he was awarded the “Jaime Ferran” National Award for Research in Microbiology, the Biomedal Award in 2012, the UPSANA Research Award in 2016 and the FIPSE National Award for Health Innovation in 2018, the latter for the discovery of S. dentisani and its development as a probiotic to promote oral health. He is currently the principal investigator of the Oral Microbiome Laboratory at the FISABIO Foundation in Spain.

Dr. Cristina Vidal

University of Iowa USA

Dr. Vidal (DDS, MSc, PhD) is Assistant Professor at the Department of Operative Dentistry, University of Iowa College of Dentistry. Her research focuses on the endogenous mechanisms of degradation of dentin organic components in caries lesions and adhesive interfaces. She has experience in therapies to inhibit dentin degradation by mechanically strengthening the tissue and inhibiting collagen-degrading enzymes. Her research aims to characterize the role of endogenous proteases in caries progression, including tissue degradation and reparative mechanisms, for the further development of novel minimally invasive therapies for the management of dentin caries.

Professor Paul Cooper

University of Otago, New Zealand

Professor Cooper obtained a BSc in Genetics from Leeds University (1992) and received his PhD from the University of Birmingham, UK, in Cancer Sciences (1995). In 2000 he joined the School of Dentistry, University of Birmingham, and became Professor of Oral Biology in 2012. He was the Deputy Director of Research for the Institute of Clinical Sciences. In 2019 he was appointed John Arnaud Bell Professor of Oral Biology at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Otago, New Zealand. He has published widely in several areas of dental research but has particular focus on pulpal inflammatory disease and its crossover with biomaterials and tissue regeneration. He is the current President of the Pulp Biology Regeneration Group of IADR and has also served as the Mineralized Tissue Group (MINTIG) Chair for the British Society for Oral and Dental Research (BSODR) and as a counselor on the BSODR Management Committee.