Biomineralisation & Biomechanics

  • Tooth structure and micro- and nanomechanical properties of dentine, enamel and bone as well as the structure of the dentine-enamel junction (DEJ)
  • Influence of synthetic Histatin-like peptides on in vitro apatite demineralisation 

Scalloped structure of the DEJ.

Mechanical properties
Hardness of dentine. (Brauer et al., Journal of Biomechanics 44 (2010) 1626-1629)

Mouse bone
Mechanical properties of mouse bone. (Chang et al., EMBO Reports 11 (2010) 765-771)


Prof. Sally J. Marshall, Prof. Grayson W. Marshall, Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Dr Paul Anderson, Dental Physical Sciences, Queen Mary University, London, UK
Dr Tamara Alliston, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, USA