SOMI is an integrated research platform focusing on studies exploring the oral microbiome, oral biofilms, genetics and salivary biomarkers to understand the burden of oral diseases and to untangle the increasingly complex oral-systemic associations.SOMI aims to:
Oral chronic diseases result from an imbalanced inflammatory response to different local and systemic causes. The SOMI research platform has been established to understand the pathobiology of oral diseases and the link between oral and systemic conditions by utilizing multi-OMICS (genomics, proteomics and metabolomics) analysis and health-related and sociodemographic data. The high diversity of clinical cases at NDCS and SingHealth and the multitude of population-based cohorts in Singapore make SOMI strategically well-positioned to recruit the samples required for these studies.
At SOMI, a multidisciplinary team of dental clinicians, dental clinician-scientists and platform experts works together to facilitate the identification of relevant clinical problems, investigation of the underlying pathogenesis mechanisms, development of innovative solutions and translation of these innovations into clinical practice.
SOMI has three core research platforms to support our key research areas – technical, diagnostic and therapeutic.
A/Prof Fabio Leite (Lead)
Cl A/Prof Mimi Yow
CI Asst Prof Lui Jeen Nee
Dr Chee Hoe Kit
Dr Preethi Prajod
Dr Tanujaa Suriyanarayanan
Dr Chelsia Sim
Dr Foo Lean Heong Lennie
Dr Wu Siwen
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