Research Areas

We investigate how saliva modulates bacterial colonization in the mouth

Proteins and Glycoproteins in Saliva

What is special about saliva and why is it such an important bodyfluid to keep us and our mouth healthy?

Glycan-Mediated Bacterial Adhesion in the Mouth

How does saliva help to balance a healthy microbiota in the mouth while at the same time shielding us from microbial pathogens?

Evolution of Salivary Proteins

What can we learn from comparing our saliva to that of other primate and mammalian species?

Biomaterial Surface Modification

How can we modify biomaterial surfaces in the mouth such that they are tissue-compatible yet repellent against microbial colonization?

 
 
 
 

Our research couldn't have been done without funding by the following agencies:

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