Mouth Cancer Research in Dundee

Tuesday 16 April 2024

Join us this free CPD event on latest mouth cancer research in the university of Dundee

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Tuesday 16 April 2024, 12:30 - 13:30
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Chair: Dr Mohammad Islam, Lecturer, School of Dentistry, University of Dundee, UK

Title: Oral epithelial dysplasia - where are we now?

Aims and Objectives:

  1. to describe the clinical appearance of dysplastic lesions
  2. to describe the management of dysplastic lesions
  3. to highlight areas of research

Speaker: Professor Michaelina Macluskey, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, University of Dundee, UK


Professor Macluskey graduated from the University of Glasgow with a BDS with honours in 1990. She joined the University of Dundee Dental School in 1997 as lecturer in oral surgery. Following completion of her PhD in 2002, and higher surgical training in 2006, she became a senior clinical lecturer/honorary consultant in 2007. Her clinical practice focuses on advanced bone grafting, dental implant surgery and the management of premalignant lesions. She has a particular interest in undergraduate dental education. As secretary and chair of the education committee for the British Association of Academic Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons she has published nationally and internationally recognised education research in oral surgery and consequently received the Excellence in Education award by the Association for Dental Education in Europe in 2022. She has supervised numerous post graduate students and published over 80 papers and is heavily involved in surgical training of the next generation of oral surgeons. She is an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and is member of the board of examiners for the Intercollegiate Specialty Fellowship Examination.

Title: Schrödinger’s cat or Occam’s razor- cancer cell motility in 20 minutes

Aim and Objective: 

  • To provide an up-to-date view of cancer cell migration research. 
  • To highlight the past and introduce areas for mutual work across disciplines.

Speaker: Dr Ian Ellis, Associate Dean for Research, School of Dentistry, University of Dundee, UK


Dr Ellis studied Biochemistry at University of Lancaster graduating in 1986. He published 2 papers from his final year project on the role of calcium in nitrogen fixation. He worked as a Research Technician at the University of Manchester in the Schor group at Manchester Dental School, going on to receive a research assistantship enabling him to study for a PhD. He graduated in 1994 from the Faculty of Medicine. His published work was mainly around cancer cell migration. Later in 1994, he moved with the Schor group to the University of Dundee Dental School. He worked as a Post-doctoral assistant until 2010 when he received a Lectureship. In 2019 he was promoted to Senior Lecturer. His published work is mainly on cancer cell migration and signalling pathways. In 2024 he became Associate Dean for Research in the University of Dundee Dental School.

Development outcomes

This CPD course meets the criteria for the GDC (General Dental Council)’s development outcomes C.

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Event type Online event
Event category Research