Fluoride resistance in oral bacteria

Dentistry

13Oct2017 12:00 - 13:00

PhD defence ceremony

Fluoride has been used as the most effective anti-caries agent for over five decades. Prolonged exposure of oral bacteria to high concentrations of fluoride can lead to the development of fluoride resistance. Ying Liao describes a number of experiments focusing on phenotypic and genotypic characteristics of fluoride-resistant strains of ‘Streptococcus mutans’, which is the most studied cariogenic bacterial species.

Y. Liao, Fluoride Resistance in Steptococcus Mutans. 

Supervisors

Prof. W. Crielaard
Prof. C. van Loveren

Co-supervisors

Dr D. Deng
Dr B.W. Brandt (VU Amsterdam)

Location

  • Agnietenkapel

    Oudezijds Voorburgwal 229 - 231 | 1012 EZ Amsterdam
    +31 (0)20 525 2362

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Entrance

This event is open to the public.

Published by  University of Amsterdam