ESE Annual Research Grant 2022

24 November 2022

Dr. Arias Moliz from the University of Granada in Spain has been awarded the 2022 ESE Annual Research Grant, worth 20.000 Euros, for her proposed research project „Metagenomic study of primary endodontic infections“. 
The study protocol was selected out of four high-quality submissions for the Annual Research Grant by the Research Committee of the ESE. 
Dr. Ariaz Moliz and her team intend to characterize the microbiome in persistent periapical lesions and study functional genes. Investigations of microbial virulence factors and metabolic pathways involved in primary endodontic infections and their association with periapical radiographic features may lead us to find more specific treatment strategies to target not just the microorganisms but also their pathogenic pathways, thereby improving treatment outcomes in the future.  
Good luck to Dr Arias Moliz and her team in this exciting work.