The mouth is home to a complex microflora in dynamic interaction with the host immune response. Investigation of this ecosystem is at the heart of understanding the biology and disease basis of all conditions linked to oral microbes. To uncover the secrets of oral biology requires a close collaboration of microbiologists, immunologists and clinical colleagues with a major focus on the interface of microbial community dynamics, biofilm formation and mucosal immunology to understand the fundamental determinants of oral health and disease.
The aim of the Oral Microbiology and Immunology Group is to provide a high-quality but friendly 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 (BSODR). We communicate via the website, email and Twitter and have close associations with other research group and actively encourage early career researchers.
OMIG is a research group of the BSODR. The formal constitution for OMIG can be found here.
Current Officers of OMIG
Prof Graham Stafford (University of Sheffield)
Meetings and Membership Officer
Dr Sarah Kuehne (University of Birmingham)
Dr Joey Shepherd (University of Sheffield)
Prof Wim Crielaard (University of Amsterdam – European Representative)
Dr David Bradshaw (GlaxoSmithKline – Industry Representative)