PhD: Novel Formulations For Oral Care

University of Reading - Reading School of Pharmacy, School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy

Project Overview:   

Oral care has been widely recognised as a vital contributor to overall health. Modern oral care products including toothpastes, chewing gums and mouthwashes often provide a significant reduction in dental decay; they control plaque and prevent gum disease; they remove staining and restore the original teeth shade. The antibacterial ingredients and flavours present in these formulations prevent proliferation of certain bacteria in the mouth and help to keep the breath fresh. The performance of these formulations is often heavily dependent on the retention of main ingredients in the mouth over a prolonged period of time. The development of strategies helping to enhance the retention of oral care products in the mouth and of the methodologies to assess this retention is of significant interest to oral care industry. This project will be developing a fundamental understanding of the formulation factors and strategies to enhance the retention of oral care ingredients in the mouth.


  • Applicants should hold or expect to gain a minimum of a 2:1 Bachelor Degree or equivalent in Chemistry, Formulation Science or Pharmacy.
  • Due to restrictions on the funding this studentship is open to UK/EU students.

Funding Details:   

  • Starts in November 2017
  • 4 year award
  • Tuition fees plus stipend standard level of tuition fees and stipend for 4 years

How to apply:

To apply for this studentship please submit an application for a PhD in Pharmacy at

*Important note* Please quote the reference ‘GS17-181’ in the ‘Scholarships applied for’ box which appears within the Funding Section of your on-line application.

Application Deadline: 30 September 2017

Further Enquiries:

Please note that, where a candidate is successful in being awarded funding, this will be confirmed via a formal studentship award letter; this will be provided separately from any Offer of Admission and will be subject to standard checks for eligibility and other criteria. 

For further details please contact: Prof Vitaliy Khutoryanskiy,

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