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IADR-SEA Division Hatton Competition and Awards

The IADR-SEA Division Hatton Competition provides an opportunity for the best junior investigators from the Southeast Asian Division to present their research at the annual IADR General Session and compete at the Global Hatton Competition. The winners will receive prepaid IADR General Meeting registration.   

Categories of Competition:

IADR Hatton Junior:

Currently enrolled in a B.D.S./D.D.S. (Bachelor’s and/or dental degree). This competition will be limited to those candidates who have carried out their research as part of undergraduate/professional training (research undertaken as an undergraduate science student, as a dental student, or at a time of pursuing an intercalated science degree while in training as a dental student).

IADR Hatton Senior:

Entrants must be enrolled in a post-dental, post-graduate, or Ph.D. program or have performed the research submitted to the competition within three (3) years of their earning the award of Ph.D. Entrants for this category would have carried out research as part of a higher degree, either a Masters, Ph.D., or M.D. with previous laboratory experience, or as part of specialty training, and post-doctorals. 

2021 recipients

Junior Category Winner 

Gunjan Gupta

The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Title: Biofilm Inhibitory Effect of a Biosurfactant

Senior Category Winner 

Zhang Lili

The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Title: Semaphorin 4D enhances vascular stabilization by recruiting SHED

Junior Category – First Runner-up 

Hieu Tran

University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Title: A CBCT Analysis of Shaping Ability of Two Rotary Systems

Senior Category – First Runner-up 

Pirawish Limlawan

Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Title: MicroRNA-302a-3p Delivery by Surface-modified Hydroxyapatite Nanoparticle and 3D-printed TCP/HA Scaffold Promoted Osteogenic Differentiation


IADR-SEA Research Category Awards

Total of five Research Category Awards have been presented at the IADR-SEA 2021 meeting. 

  1. Regenerative dentistry and craniofacial biology

Winner: Thanaphum Osathanon

Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Title: Mechanical force regulates induced pluripotent stem cell behaviors

2.  Oral microbiome, microbiology and immunology

Winner: Wiriawan, Deandra

Trisakti University, Indonesia

Title: Reuterin Inhibits Porphyromonas gingivalis Virulence Genes in Root Canal Biofilm Model

3. Dental materials and biomaterials category

Winner: Ding, Hao

The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Title: Can Artificial Intelligence (AI) Design Natural Tooth Morphology?

4.  Behavioral, epidemiologic and health services research

Winner: Duangporn Duangthip

The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Title: Parental concern about COVID-19 transmission in the school-based dental outreach program

5.  Oral health research

Winner: Fang, Xinyi

West China hospital of Stomatology, China

Title: CXCL12/CXCR4 regulate orthodontic root resorption via M1/M2 ratio