The research area comprises studies of the development of the cranium and face, including the teeth, jaws, palate, tongue, muscles, salivary glands, mucous membranes including taste buds and the tonsils (lymphatic organs).
The tooth is a good research model for studying organ development, and the results of this research have transfer value to other studies of organ development. The same can be said of development of the salivary glands, which are also the object of research at the Faculty. Research conducted during recent years has contributed towards enhanced understanding of the physiological basis for salivary secretion.
Cranofacial biology projects
- Aquaporiners rolle i cellefysiologiske prosesser og embryonal utvikling
- Cellefysiologiske forandringer i spyttkjertelepitel hos Sjøgrens-pasienter
- Expression and function of prion protein during murine tooth development
- Micro-RNA in oral tissues
- MicroRNA and cellular differentiation
- Oral cancer
- Oral epithelial cells and immune responses towards oral bacteria
- Studies on global gene expression in Msx2 knock-out mice
- Sårtilheling i munnhulen
- Time-course of gene expression during murine tooth development
- Treating blindness by stem cells