OMIG - Oral Microbiology and Immunology Group

About OMIG

Mission Statement

PlaquwThe mouth is home to a complex microflora in dynamic interaction with the host immune response. Investigation of this ecosystem is not only the realm of microbiologists interested in oral microorganisms and biofilm formation but also immunologists who study mucosal immunity as well as oral biologists and clinicians keen to understand the fundamental determinants of oral health and disease.

The aim of the Oral Microbiology and Immunology Group is to provide a forum to promote interest and research in these important areas of biology and biomedical science. We hold regular meetings of our own and arrange symposia at meetings of the British Society for Oral and Dental Research. We communicate via the website, email, Facebook and Twitter and have close associations with other research groups.


OMIG is a research group of the BSODR. The formal constitution for OMIG can be found by following this link.

Current Officers of OMIG

Dr David Spratt (UCL Eastman Dental Institute)
Dr Marcello Riggio (University of Glasgow)
Committee Members
Prof Wim Crielaard University of Amsterdam - European Representative
Dr Christopher Hope University of Liverpool (2015-2018)
Dr Jonathan Pratten GlaxoSmithKline - Industrial Representative
Ms Rebecca Jones Newcastle University - Postgraduate Representative (2017-2020)
Dr Sarah Kuehne The University of Birmingham (2017-2020)
Dr Joey Shepherd University of Sheffield (2017-2020)