Dental hard tissues are used as biomarkers for the history of children's exposure (exposomes) to elements. These include:
We have expertise in preparing histological sections for use in laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS ). This is for trace element and isotopic research.
The facilities and equipment are also used to prepare dental tissues for:
- dental materials research
- analysis of pathologies
The laboratory also supports research into dental development and evolution. It is known internationally for its expert preparation of fossil material.