Determining how genetic and environmental factors influence the developing oral microbiota and drive disease in early childhood [ 2014 - 2018 ]

Also known as: Genetic and environmental influences on the oral microbiota in early childhood

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Researchers: A/Pr Manish Arora A/Pr Toby Hughes Prof Grant Townsend (Participant) Dr Christina Adler (Principal investigator)

Brief description Children’s oral health is in a dire state, with dental decay being the most common chronic disease. We will determine how an individuals’ environment and their genetic makeup drive variation in the composition of the oral microbiota to produce childhood decay, by genetically analysing dental plaque from an Australian twin cohort. Our study will be used to identify high decay risk individuals and direct treatment approaches by discovering anti-decay agents among the oral microbiota.

Funding Amount $AUD 397,064.08

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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