Grants & Awards

Grants

2019
Harry Smith Vacation Studentship
Microbiology Society – £1,880 (Principle Investigator)

Cardiff Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme
Cardiff University – £2,258 (Principle Investigator)

Public engagement proof of concept: “Microbiology: small worlds, big opportunities” (MicroScientists)
Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund – £5,361 (Principle Investigator)

2018
Understanding the contribution of the oral bacterial microbiome toward C. albicans virulence and associated mechanisms of action
Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund & GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare – £48,992 (inc. £7,000 GSK) (Principle Investigator)

Sodium bicarbonate toothpaste; efficacy and mechanisms of action against robust biofilms
GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare – £26,602

2016
Use of full thickness oral mucosal 3D organotypic tissue models for the evaluation of biofilm infections and host responses toward the infections
GlaxoSmithKline – £21,350


Awards
2017
British Society for Oral and Dental Research, Plymouth, UK
Oral Presentation: Contribution of oral bacteria to Candida virulence and denture stomatitis
Senior Colgate Prize Entry Winner

2016
Biofilms7, Porto, Portugal
Poster: Development of an in vitro oral mucosal tissue model for biofilm infection
Poster Prize Winner

2015
MITReG annual meeting,  Canada Lake and Lodge, Cardiff, UK
Poster: Bacteria increase expression of Candida virulence factors in biofilms
Poster Prize Runner Up

Cardiff Institute of Tissue Engineering and Repair (CITER), Bristol, UK
Oral Presentation: Development of an in vitro tissue model for biofilm infection
Highly Commended

2014
Oral Microbiology and Immunology Group (OMIG) meeting, Gregynog, Wales
Poster: Development of an in vitro biofilm model on denture acrylic
Poster Prize Winner