Francis Hughes

Francis Hughes


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Research interests

My main research interests include :

The biology of periodontal regeneration, including understanding the lineage and differentiation of cells of the periodontium, the factors that may regulate bone formation and translating tissue engineering principles for novel periodontal therapies;

Risk and prognostic factors and biomarkers for periodontal disease. We are interested in the wide range of environmental, genetic and humoral risk and prognostic factors that may interact to determine susceptibility to periodontitis and how these factors may act. We have become particularly interested in applying proteomic technologies to identify and test for salivary diagnostics which may be useful in the clinic, and ultimately aspire to applying this knowledge for the development of new periodontal treatments.

Research interests (short)

Periodontology ; periodontal regeneration; periodontal ligament; growth factors; osteoblasts; dental stem cells, risk factors, prognosis, saliva, biomarkers, proteomics, clinical trials

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of London

Award Date: 1 Jan 1988

Bachelor of Dental Surgery, University of London

Award Date: 1 Jan 1979


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