Dr Mohammad Islam


Dentistry, School of Dentistry

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Dr Mohammad Islam was graduated from Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh in 2005 with an honours degree in Pharmacy. He then started working as a Production Officer in Incepta Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Dhaka. He moved in the UK for his Masters course in the Abertay University, Dundee and was awarded MSc degree in Biotechnology in 2008. He then studied for a PhD in Oral Cancer Biology at the Dundee Dental School, University of Dundee under the supervision of Dr. Ian R Ellis and Dr. Sarah J Jones and was graduated in 2015. He was funded by Scottish Overseas Research Student Award Scheme for his PhD. He is the school’s equality, diversity and inclusion co-ordinator. He is a trained mental health first aider and university harassment adviser. Dr Mohammad is also a visiting scientist in the Tecnologica Research Institute, Crotone, Italy.


Mohammad has recently investigated NHS endowment trust funded  CORONA virus related project titled- Development of oral cell lines for the evaluation of mouth washes and small molecules that interfere with COVID2 Spike Protein binding.

Mohammad’s research interests fall into four main categories: oral cancer metastasis, biocompatibility of dental materials, tissue regeneration using dental stem cells and virus-host interaction.

Available PhD projects:

  1. Screening of SARS-CoV2 inhibitors using oral cell model
  2. Bone Regeneration using Dental Stem Cells (DSCs) - a tissue engineering approach
  3. Role of tumour microenvironment in oral cancer metastasis
  4. Role of Graphene oxide nanoparticles in restorative dentistry
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Mohammad is currently involved in supervising postgraduate research students, demonstrating laboratory practical and teaching UG students in the school of Dentistry.

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