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Prof

Stuart Dashper

Professorial Fellow
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
porphyromonas gingivalis
dentistry, oral surgery & medicine
microbiology
humans
biofilms
molecular sequence data
bacterial proteins
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Prof

Stuart Dashper

 
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Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
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Prof

Stuart Dashper

 

Stuart Dashper is the Professor of Oral Microbiology and Director of Research in the Melbourne Dental School. Most of his current research fits under the umbrella of determining the causes of microbiome-mediated oral diseases, particularly periodontal diseases and dental caries.

This research has involved the development of systems biology approaches to investigate chronic human disease. In particular the development of novel methodologies for the culture on polymicrobial biofilms and the determination the molecular interactions that underpin the symbiotic relationships of oral pathobionts. Stuart has applied microbiomic approaches to determine predictive biomarkers of disease in children. The long-term aim of all of these studies is to develop novel strategies for the prevention and treatment of oral diseases. He is an author on over 100 research publications and a named inventor on eight patents. His research is funded by the NHMRC and he has received NIH (USA) research grants in addition to the International Association for Dental Research (IADR)-GSK Innovation in Oral Care Award. Stuart is an Associate Editor of Molecular Oral Microbiology and on the on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Oral Microbiology and the Journal of Oral Biosciences. He is a recipient of The Alan Docking IADR Science Award for outstanding scientific achievement in the field of dental research. He was a Project Leader in the Oral Health Cooperative Research Centre (2003-2018) where he was involved in the translation of basic research into commercial products. He has supervised 17 PhD, 6 Doctor of Clinical Dentistry and 18 BSc(Hons) students to completion. He has had a role in curriculum development and teaching in the Melbourne Dental School for over 25 years.

Projects

Displaying the 30 most recent projects by Stuart Dashper.

30

Projects

Project Types


26

Research Grant


2

Internal Research Grant


2

Research Contracts


Scholarly Works

Displaying the 112 most recent scholarly works by Stuart Dashper.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2013

Alan Docking Award

International Association for Dental Research

2009

IADR/Glaxo-Smith Kline Innovation in Oral Care Award

2000

Awarded for role in implementation of new BDSc curriculum

The University of Melbourne

1998

Based on published research

The University of Melbourne (Ernest Joske fund)

1996

Based on published research

Colgate-Palmolive

1993

Best publication in Journal of Dental Research in 1992

American Association of Dental Research

6

Awards

Credentials

Positions


Professorial Fellow

Melbourne Dental School

Academic Research

Bio21 Institute

Member

Australian Society for Microbiology

Member

International Association for Dental Research

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Science (honours)

La Trobe University