School of Dental Sciences

Staff Profile

Dr Katrin Jaedicke

NIHR Transitional Research Fellow

Background

Introduction

I am an NIHR Fellow, working in the Institute of Cellular Medicine and the Centre for Oral Health Research, School of Dental Sciences. My interest lies within the field of salivary research, with a particular interest in salivary diagnostics.

I have been awarded a prestigious NIHR Transitional Research Fellowship to enable a move from a laboratory environment into a clinical environment, with a particular focus on improving periodontitis treatment outcome in patients with diabetes.

Background

In 2005 I graduated from the University of Bayreuth, Germany with a Masters in Biology, specialising in Psychoneuroimmunology.  I then moved to Newcastle upon Tyne for a PhD in Immunology in Periodontal Research and graduated at Newcastle University in 2010. I became a Research Assistant during my final year as PhD student and continued on as a Research Associate in two post-doctoral positions until 2014. I was awarded an NIHR Transitional Research Fellowship in 2015 to pursue my interests in patient applied research.

Qualifications 

PhD (2010), Newcastle University 

Diplom-Biologin, Univ. (2005), University of Bayreuth, Germany

Management Activity

Early Career Researcher Councillor on the management committee of the British Society for Oral and Dental Research.

Mentoring Activity

I am currently mentoring a research associate at the School of Dental Sciences.

Peer Review Activity (alphabetical order)

·        Archives of Oral Biology

·        Clinical Oral Investigations

·        Immunology Letters

·        Journal of Clinical Periodontology

·        Journal of Dentistry

·        Journal of Periodontal Research

·        Journal of Psychiatric Research

·        Mediators of Inflammation

·        Saudi Medical Journal

 

Research

Research Interests

Since my undergraduate degree, I have a strong interest in applied immunology, enjoying the interface of lab-based immunological findings with actual clinical outcomes. I have worked with biological samples (blood, tissues, saliva, gingival crevicular fluid) to analyse effects of social stress, diabetes or periodontal disease on the immune system in a laboratory environment in both humans and animals. The clinical training I am receiving during my NIHR Fellowship now allows me to directly work with patients using salivary diagnostics and qualitative interviews. The aim of my current research is to improve compliance of patients with diabetes undergoing periodontal treatment through applying a self-monitoring feedback based on salivary diagnostics.

 

Grants awarded

Fellowship: NIHR Transitional Research Fellowship (July 2014): “Do diabetic patients with periodontitis benefit from self-monitoring their periodontal inflammation profile? A feasibility study.” (£ 149,556).

Research Grant: IADR/Philips Oral Healthcare Young Investigators Research Award (April 2011): “Investigation of adiponectin isoforms in saliva as potential biomarkers in periodontal disease” ($ 10,000).

Research Grant: The Oral and Dental Research Trust (Glaxo Smith Kline) Research Grants Programme (August 2010): “Adipokines as novel salivary biomarkers in periodontal disease and diabetes” (£ 6,500).

Travel Grant: British Society for Immunology (BSI) and Newcastle University Graduate School (2010): International Association for Dental Research (IADR) General Session, 13th-17th, Barcelona, Spain.

Travel Grant: BSI and Newcastle University Graduate School (2008): BSI conference November, 17th-21st, Glasgow.

Teaching

Institute of Cellular Medicine peer-led teaching (voluntary work):

Applied Statistics for Postgraduate students (four 1h sessions each term)

I have developed these lectures into an online tutorial, please contact me directly if you are interested in using this (http://fms-itskills.ncl.ac.uk/pgres/stats/).

Publications