Alexandria, Va., USA, May 6, 2020 – The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) announced Doron Steinberg, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, as the 2020 recipient of William H. Bowen Distinguished Scientist Award Dental Caries Research.
Steinberg is Head of Biofilm Research Laboratory, Hebrew University. His scientific interest, for about three decades are in the area of biofilms (biofilms associated diseases). He is investigating the biofilms from aspects as: quorum sensing, resistant bacteria, gene expression. He is integrating basic science with applied science finding novel means to affect biofilms. He is working closely with clinicians to find the accurate drug and drug delivery to biofilm-associated diseases. Steinberg has many patents of which one has evolved into a commercial product manufactures in Israel and sold worldwide (PerioChip).
In 2017 the IADR Research in Dental Caries Award was renamed the William H. Bowen Research in Dental Caries Award, who had recently passed. Bowen was professor emeritus, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Center for Oral Biology, University of Rochester Medical Center School of Medicine and Dentistry, New York, USA. He was a long-standing member of IADR and served as the 67th president of the Association, the 10th president of the American Association for Dental Research and as IADR treasurer. This award is sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc.
Due to the cancellation of the 2020 IADR/AADR/CADR General Session, the award was given locally.
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