Selma and Maja-Lisa Selander’s Fund for Research in Odontology

From Selma and Maja-Lisa Selander’s fund 10 – 20 grants are awarded yearly to research in odontology. Individuals and working groups can apply for the grant.

Application

There are currently no application rounds open for applicants.

AKHI Ramin
National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD, USA
Mechanistically dissect the role of Serum amyloid A (SAA) in periodontitis.
10.000 EUR

AL-SAMADI Ahmed
University of Helsinki
Identifying resistance mechanisms and improving patients’ responses to immunotherapies in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.
10.000 EUR

AMATYA Sajeen
University of Oulu
Expression of toll-like receptors in oral squamous cell carcinoma.
5.000 EUR

ASHER Sam
University of Eastern Finland
Periodontal health from mid-life to late-life and the risk for cognitive impairment and dementia.
5.000 EUR

CROFT Katri
University of Helsinki
Oireiden ja kariesvaurion syvyyden merkitys hoidon ennusteelle osittaisessa kariesvaurion poistossa.
3.000 EUR

ELMANFI Samira
University of Turku
Bacterial signaling molecules as regulators of Gingival Cells̕ behavior.
5.000 EUR

GURSOY Ulvi
University of Turku
Periodontal treatment success in relation to genetic background.
10.000 EUR

HASAN Rakibul
University of Helsinki
Role of RAB23 and Transcription factor AP-2 (TFAP2) in craniofacial bone mineralization.
5.000 EUR

HUHTANEN Mia
University of Helsinki
Lastenreumapotilaan purennan ja leukanivelten tutkiminen ja hoito.
2.000 EUR

KORELIN Katja
University of Helsinki
The role of peripheral nerve cells and chromosomal Y deletion in head and neck cancer.
10.000 EUR

KUDLING Tatiana
University of Helsinki
The next generation of head and neck cancer immunotherapy: Systemic delivery of the oncolytic adenoviruses dual-armed with checkpoint inhibitor and interleukin 7.
5.000 EUR

MIELONEN Outi
University of Helsinki
Site distribution of DNA viruses in dental tissues.
3.000 EUR

NYKÄNEN Laura
University of Helsinki
Awake bruxism – aspects of assessment and management.
5.000 EUR

ONALI Tuulia
University of Helsinki
Effects of lingonberry extract on proliferation, invasion, migration and cellular energy metabolism in oral carcinoma.
5.000 EUR

PALO Katri
University of Turku
Oral health care’s impact on parents’ quality of life in FinnBrain Cohort Study.
2.000 EUR

SALEM Abdelhakim
University of Helsinki
Tumor cell plasticity and oral microbiota—A new frontier in the management of head and neck cancers.
10.000 EUR

SALMINEN Aino
University of Helsinki
Oral microbiome in cardiovascular diseases.
10.000 EUR

SINHA Snehadri
University of Helsinki
Approaching osteosarcoma in a 3D context for improved therapeutic strategies.
5.000 EUR

SJÖBLOM Anni
University of Helsinki
Uudet kudos- ja seerumispesifiset biomerkkiaineet HPV-positiivisessa ja HPV-negatiivisessa suunielun syövässä.
3.000 EUR

VÄYRYNEN Elina
University of Oulu
Home-based digital tool for risk assessment: A step towards virtual oral health care.
2.000 EUR

WAHAB Awais
University of Helsinki
Identification of simple and valuable prognostic markers in oral cancer.
5.000 EUR

ALABI Rasheed
University of Helsinki
Advanced stage oral squamous cell carcinoma: A machine learning approach for risk stratification and treatment planning.
3.500 EUR

ALGAHAWI Ahmed
University of Turku
Identification, occurrence and virulence factors of oral Capnocytophaga species in pregnant and non-pregnant women.
3.000 EUR

BASNET Saru
University of Helsinki
Overcoming current obstacles in solid tumor immunotherapy with oncolytic adenoviruses coding for bispecific T-cell engagers (BiTe).
5.000 EUR

CLUBB James
University of Helsinki
Potentiating oncolytic virotherapy for the treatment of oral squamous cell carcinomas.
5.000 EUR

DI-POI Nicolas
University of Helsinki
Unraveling the developmental mechanisms underlying dental diversity and disease.
10.000 EUR

ELSERAGY Amr
University of Oulu
Predictive features and potential treatment targets for oral tongue cancer.
5.000 EUR

GURSOY Mervi
University of Turku
Salivary microbial profile in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
3.500 EUR

HARJUNPÄÄ Roni
University of Helsinki
Maksillaosteotomia ja rhinoplastia halkiopotilailla.
3.000 EUR

HAVELA Päivi
University of Oulu
Validity of register data on tooth decay and periodontal diseases among Finnish adults.
2.000 EUR

HEIKKINEN Elina
University of Oulu
Kasvoasymmetria ja siihen vaikuttavat tekijät.
2.000 EUR

HUHTANEN Mia
University of Helsinki
Lastenreumapotilaan purennan ja leukanivelten tutkiminen ja hoito.
3.000 EUR

HUJANEN Roosa
University of Helsinki
The role of vasculogenic mimicry in the tumorigenesis of head and neck squamous cell carcinomas.
5.000 EUR

HUOPAINEN Piia
University of Helsinki
Periapical foreign body reactions in imaging.
2.000 EUR

KARKI Saujanya
University of Oulu
Application of machine learning for risk assessment and preliminary treatment path recommendation for dental diseases.
10.000 EUR

MANZOOR Muhammed
University of Helsinki
Metagenome-wide association studies (MWAS) of saliva microbiome features for stroke.
10.000 EUR

METSÄNIITTY Marjut
University of Helsinki
The role of bacterial outer membrane vesicles in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.
5.000 EUR

MÄNTYLÄ Päivi
University of Eastern Finland
Oral microbial load in older adult long-term care residents — FINORAL study.
10.000 EUR

PELTONEN Johanna
University of Helsinki
Kielisyövän etiologiset tekijät.
5.000 EUR

POHJOLA Vesa
University of Oulu
The role of genetic variation in its associations with dental anxiety.
10.000 EUR

RISTANIEMI Jenni
University of Oulu
Yläkulmahampaan puhkeaminen, siinä esiintyvät poikkeamat sekä muita hampaiden kehitykseen liittyviä poikkeamia.
5.000 EUR

SALMELA Eija
University of Helsinki
Bakteeri-infektion vaikutus kiilteen kehitykseen – in vitro tutkimus hiirellä.
3.500 EUR

STRAUSZ Tommi
University of Helsinki
Bruksismin geneettinen analyysi ja sen yhteys liitännäissairauksiin.
5.000 EUR

TERVAHAUTA Elisa
University of Oulu
Purentaelimistön toimintahäiriöiden yhteys suunterveyteen liittyvään elämänlaatuun Pohjois-Suomen syntymäkohortissa 1966.
5.000 EUR

AKHI Rami
University of Helsinki/ University of Oulu
The interplay between oral microbiome and humoral immunity in atherosclerotic cardiovascular
diseases.
10.000 EUR

ALAPULLI Heikki
University of Helsinki/HUS
Varhainen hampaiden reikiintyminen lapsen kaltoinkohtelun indikaattorina. HECC-CAN (Helsinki Early Childhood Caries – Child Abuse and Neglect) -study
5.000 EUR

AL-SAMADI Ahmed
University of Helsinki
Improving head and neck squamous cell carcinoma patients response to immunotherapy through identifying resistance mechanisms to immuno-oncological compounds.
12.000 EUR

ELMANFI Samira
University of Turku
Bacterial signaling molecules as regulators of Gingival Cells̕ behavior.
5.000 EUR

FÄRKKILÄ Esa
University of Helsinki
Association between craniomaxillofacial fractures and cervical spine fractures and ligamentous injuries and blunt cerebrovascular injuries.
5.000 EUR

HANNULA Matti
University of Oulu
Satunnaistettu pitkittäinen seurantatutkimus oikomishoidon ajoituksen vaikutuksesta, hoitotulosten pysyvyydestä ja hoitojen kustannusvaikuttavuudesta.
5.000 EUR

HELENIUS-HIETALA Jaana
HUS, Helsinki University Hospital
Suu-suolisto-maksa -yhteys – hammashoidon vaikutus suoliston mikrobiomiin ja maksasairauteen.
9.000 EUR

JÄRVINEN Sanna
University of Helsinki
Ortognaattisten leikkaustulosten arviointi 3D-mallinnusten fuusioinnin ja navigoinnin avulla.
5.000 EUR

KARIKOSKI Essi
University of Helsinki
An educational oral health promotion intervention for children with congenital heart disease – a randomized controlled trial.
4.500 EUR

PAJU Susanne
University of Helsinki
Oral infections and cryptogenic stroke in the young.
5.000 EUR

PUSSINEN Pirkko
University of Helsinki
Salivary metagenome: an underexplored element in periodontal medicine?
10.000 EUR

TEGELBERG Paula
University of Oulu
Associations of the metabolic syndrome and its components with periodontal infection in Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1966 Study.
5.000 EUR

TJÄDERHANE Leo
University of Helsinki
Developing novel dental adhesives to improve longevity of dental restorations.
15.000 EUR

TUOMAINEN Katja
University of Helsinki
Improving the in vitro anti-cancer drug testing for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma using a human tumor–derived matrix.
5.000 EUR

TUORMALA Sanna
University of Helsinki
Dental enamel protein analysis of dental hereditary anomalies and determining the sex of the deceased individuals by amelogenin protein structural differences with proteomic methods.
5.500 EUR

VAINIONPÄÄ Raija
University of Oulu
Huumausaineiden käyttäjien suunterveys.
5.000 EUR

VILJAKAINEN Heli
University of Helsinki
Common genetic factors contributing to dental caries in Finnish children.
9.000 EUR

ASHRAF, Javed
University of Eastern Finland
Role of systemic inflammation in the relationship between periodontal disease and intracranial
aneurysm development.
5.000 EUR

ELZENEINI, Eman
University of Helsinki
Molecular mechanisms of stem cell plasticity and heterogeneity in the gingival epithelium for disease modeling and drug discovery.
5.000 EUR

GÜRSOY, Ulvi
University of Turku
Bacterial messenger molecules and periodontal immune response.
15.000 EUR

HEIKKINEN, Anna Maria
University of Helsinki
Pilottitutkimus aMMP-8-suuriskitesti tyypin 2 diabetes- ja prediabetes-potilaiden suusairauksien tunnistamisessa, hoidon kohdentamisessa sekä integraatio-yhteistyömallin kehittämisessä.
10.000 EUR

JÄRVINEN, Sanna
University of Helsinki
Ortognaattisten leikkaustulosten arviointi 3D-mallinnusten fuusioinnin ja navigoinnin avulla.
5.000 EUR

KARIKOSKI, Essi
University of Helsinki
Promoting oral health of children with congenital heart disease – a randomized controlled
intervention trial.
4.500 EUR

KARINEN, Sini
University of Helsinki
Lymphangiogenic mimicry: A novel non lymphogenic-dependent pathway in oral cancer patients?
5.000 EUR

KASHYAP, Bina
University of Eastern Finland
Expression of transmembrane mucin MUC1 in epithelial dysplasia and oral squamous cell carcinoma.
5.000 EUR

KOTANIEMI, Karoliina
University of Helsinki
Ortognaattinen kirurgia: Retrospektiivinen tutkimus le fort i- tai bimaksillaarileikkauksella hoidetuista potilaista Helsingin alueella 2006-2017.
5.000 EUR

LESKELÄ, Jaakko
University of Helsinki
Secreto Oral: Oral health and early-onset ischemic stroke – a case-control study.
5.000 EUR

MANNERSTRÖM, Bettina
University of Helsinki
Kolmiulotteisen luusyöpäkudosmallin kehittäminen ja tutkiminen tulevaisuuden hoitojen
parantamiseksi.
15.000 EUR

PELTONEN, Johanna
University of Helsinki
Kielisyövän etiologisista tekijöistä.
5.000 EUR

PÄRNÄNEN, Pirjo
University of Helsinki
Kliininen suututkimus puolukkavalmisteella.
5.000 EUR

SALEM, Abdelhakim
University of Helsinki
A novel approach to target tumor infiltrating T-lymphocytes in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma: Immunotherapy meets personalized medicine.
15.000 EUR

SUOKKO, Hanna
University of Turku
Changes in children’s oral health behavior in early childhood.
5.000 EUR

VILJAKAINEN, Heli
Folkhälsan Research Center, University of Helsinki
Exploring salivary microbiota profiles in children with and without caries: solving the etiology of dental caries?
10.000 EUR

JULKUNEN, Anna
University of Helsinki
Risk assessment of oral health for autoimmune diseases and chronic rhinosinusitis.
5 000 €

KARIKOSKI, Essi
University of Helsinki
Promoting oral health of children with congenital heart disease – a randomized controlled
intervention trial.
4 500 €

LOIMARANTA, Vuokko
University of Turku
Innate immune recognition of microbes in the oral cavity.
15 000 €

NYLUND, Karita
University of Helsinki
Biomarkkereiden käyttö munuaissiirrepotilaan ennusteessa.
15 000 €

SALMINEN, Aino
University of Helsinki
Genetic susceptibility to periodontitis: salivary biomarkers and association with
systemic diseases.
15 000 €

SEPPÄLÄ, Miia
University of Helsinki
Kielen levyepiteelikarsinooman ennusteeseen vaikuttavat proteiinit.
5 000 €

SIEVILÄINEN, Meri
University of Helsinki
Immune checkpoints in oral carcinogenesis.
3 000 €

SÄISÄNEN, Laura
University of Eastern Finland
Navigated rTMS in chronic neuropathic facial pain.
5 000 €

TIISANOJA, Antti
University of Oulu
Lääkityksestä aiheutuva antikolinerginen kuorma ja suun terveys suomalaisessa
aikuisväestössä.
5 000 €

WUOLLET, Emma
University of Helsinki
Molar-Incisor Hypomineralization: Background, effects and treatment practice in Finland.
2 500 €

ASHRAF, Javed
University of Eastern Finland
Association between temporomandibular disorders and migraine and the effect of various oral health and inflammatory parametres on their association.
2 000 €

GÜRSOY, Ulvi
University of Turku
Bacterial messenger molecules as regulators of immune response in periodontal tissues and as controllers of oral biofilms.
15 000 €

HAGSTRÖM, Jaana
Helsinki University Hospital
TLR Reseptorit ja kudosmerkkiaineet pään ja kaulan alueen syövissä.
15 000 €

FTEITA, Dareen
University of Turku
Impact of estradiol on the pathogenicity of the Prevotella intermedia group organism, with a special emphasis on the host response against these species.
5 600 €

JULKUNEN, Anna
University of Helsinki
Risk assessment of oral health for autoimmune diseases and chronic rhinosinusitis.
4 000 €

SÄISÄNEN, Laura
University of Eastern Finland
Navigated rTMS in chronic neuropathic facial pain.
10 000 €

ZEIDÁN CHULIÁ, Fares
University of Turku
Characterization of molecular mechanisms underlying peridontal disease pathogenesis
by computational systems biology.
3 400 €

JIANG, Qingru
University of Helsinki
Probiotics in oral health: probiotics – oral biofilm interactions.
3 300 €

LISTYARIFAH, Dyah
University of Helsinki
Monocyte subsets, macrophage polarization and activation in periodontitis.
3 300 €

MANNERSTRÖM, Bettina
University of Helsinki
Malignant transformation of mesenchymal stem cells in bone tissue engineering in maxillofacial area.
15 000 €

Hurnanen Jaana, DDS
University of Helsinki
What does tooth enamel tell us of lived lives?
A study of neonatal line and other accentuated striae of human deciduous teeth.
5 000€

Lehtinen Miia, BM
University of Helsinki
The prognostic relevance inflammation markers in tongue squamous cell carcinoma.
2 150€

Liljestrand John, DDS
University of Helsinki
Links between periodontal pathogens, subsequent inflammation, tooth loss and cardiovascular diseases.
2 000€

Pussinen Pirkko, Dos
University of Helsinki
Periodontitis, systemic inflammation and stroke.
15 000€

Qvintus Veera, BM
University of Eastern Finland
Purentaelimistön toimintahäiriöiden esiintyvyys, hoidon vaikuttavuus ja niihin yhteydessä olevat tekijät.
3 000€

Salem Abdelhakim, BDS
University of Helsinki
Histamine H4 receptor: a novel potential therapeutic target in oral lichen planus.
2 150€

Mustonen Tuija, PhD
University of Helsinki
What is the function of Rab23?
5 000 €

Paaso Anna, MSc
University of Turku
Ihmisen papillomavirus (HPV) –infektion aiheuttama immuunivaste ja sen merkitys taudin kulkuun naisilla.
5 000€