An insider's look into dental research

Symposium brings experts together to discuss innovation in craniofacial research.

School of Dentistry news staff - 19 April 2017

The School of Dentistry is proud to host the Craniofacial Biology Research Symposium, May 25 to 26, as part of the School's centennial celebrations.

International craniofacial experts and leaders will lecture about the latest developments in this niche research area. The symposium will bring together like-minded researchers interested in the development and function of the craniofacial complex and tissues.

Keynote speaker and Dean's Lecture Series presenter Ophir Klein, a specialist in pediatric medical genetics, will begin the symposium with a lecture on Thursday, May 25. This symposium will feature U of A student presentations and a poster session as well.

"This is possibly one of the best groupings of researchers and experts in this field to give a symposium of this type in recent memory," says Pat Flood, professor and researcher at the School of Dentistry. "This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase both our School's research and capabilities and the current state of oral health research to members of our university community as well as to a national and international audience."

The Craniofacial Biology Research Symposium will include the following presenters:

Ophir Klein
University of California
Pediatric medical genetics

Joy Richman
University of British Columbia
Craniofacial & tooth development

Benedikt Hallgrimsson
University of Calgary
Genetics of craniofacial structures and morphometrics

Ralph Marcucio
University of California
Bone & hard tissue

Yang Chai
University of Southern California
Stem cells & dental root development

The symposium is free, and is open to students, alumni and researchers with interest in biomedical and health sciences.

Register here.