Philips Young Investigator Research Award

About the award


This year marks the 10th anniversary of the research grant sponsored by Philips Oral Healthcare and offered through the IADR Periodontal Research Group. The goal of the grant is to provide seed funding for a postdoctoral student/staff member who is within 12 months of successfully completing a Ph.D. at the time of the submission deadline, and wishes to establish an independent program of research.


The research proposal must have a clinical theme in line with Philips Oral Healthcare's desire to support and promote clinical research. The main judging criteria are relevance/importance and scientific quality, but an upward moderation applies for intercontinental collaborative applications.

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Kristina Bertl, Doctor of Philosophy at Medical University of Vienna

Allan Radaic ,

Doctor of Philosophy in Nanotechnology

The University of Campinas

This year’s winner


Dr. Allan Radaic is a Biotechnologist with a Masters of Science (M.Sc.) and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Campinas (Brazil). He is a Specialist in Molecular and Cell Biology and Nanotechnology. He is currently a Post Doctorate Fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Yvonne Kapila at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is currently working on the biological and mechanistic connections between oral microbiome dysbiosis and oral cancer


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