Professor Dr. Egija Zaura is PI of WP1 –>
Bio professor dr. Egija Zaura
Department of Preventive Dentistry, Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam (ACTA), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam & University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Egija Zaura is University Research Chair Professor in Oral Microbial Ecology at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the head of the Department of Preventive Dentistry at Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam (ACTA), VU Amsterdam and University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She obtained her Dental degree in 1995 at Karolinska Institute, Sweden.
After graduation, Egija combined her work in the dental clinic in Riga with accomplishing a degree in General Dentistry at Riga Stradins University, Latvia, in 1997. In 2002 she acquired a PhD in Preventive Dentistry, cum laude, at the Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam (ACTA). Her research topics span from biofilm models and clinical studies to advanced molecular technologies in oral microbial diagnostics and complex sequencing data analyses. Her current principal interests lay on oral microbial ecology at health and disease, and translating this fundamental knowledge to the clinical practice.