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Melissa Grant joins AegirBio Scientific Advisory Board

Lund 8 July 2024 — AegirBio AB, a forefront leader in saliva-based diagnostics solutions, announces today that Melissa Grant, BSc, MSc, PhD, Associate Professor at the University of Birmingham’s School of Dentistry, has joined the company’s Scientific Advisory Board. Professor Grant brings a wealth of expertise in the biochemistry of saliva and its applications in disease detection.

"We are thrilled to welcome Melissa Grant to our Scientific Advisory Board," said Marco Witteveen, CEO. "Her extensive research in biochemistry and her innovative approach to disease detection will be invaluable as we continue to advance our scientific initiatives."

Melissa Grant is co-lead of the Periodontal Research Group at the University of Birmingham and has published over 70 peer-reviewed scientific papers, reviews, and book chapters. Her research focuses on the use of proteomics for discovering novel biomarkers and understanding the mechanisms of inflammatory diseases, including those affecting the heart, oral cavity, and kidneys in humans and animals.

In addition to her research achievements, Professor Grant serves as the Postgraduate Research Lead, Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Lead, and Curator of the Open Wide exhibition space at the School of Dentistry. She is also a dedicated Public Engagement Ambassador, furthering the reach and impact of her work within the community.