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Professor Francis Hughes

Education/Academic qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of London

    1988
  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery, University of London

    1979

Professional Qualifications

  • Fellowship in Dental Surgery of Royal College of Surgeons, FDS RCS Eng

    1983

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.

Editorial activity

Journal of Periodontal Research (Journal)

Francis Hughes (Editorial board member)

2009 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

Journal of Dental Research (Journal)

Francis Hughes (Editorial board member)

20062012

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

Journal of Clinical Periodontology (Journal)

Francis Hughes (Editorial board member)

20032008

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

Oral Diseases (Journal)

Francis Hughes (Editorial board member)

19942002

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

Types of External academic engagement - Membership of external research organisation

Europerio 8 London 2015

Francis Hughes (Chair)

20112015

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of external research organisation

British Society of Periodontology

Francis Hughes (President)

20092010

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of external research organisation

Pan European Federation, International Association for Dental Research

Francis Hughes (President)

20072009

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of external research organisation

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