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Join the SCON research projects

Scandinavian Center for Orofacial Neurosciences (SCON) are seeking partners for six research projects in oral medicine, orofacial pain and prosthodontics. The funding partners can contribute researchers who also will have the possibility to apply and be admitted to the full PhD programme at the University.

Scandinavian Center for Orofacial Neurosciences (SCON)

In 2014, management from the Department of Dental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Faculty of Odontology, from Malmö University Department of Dentistry, and from Aarhus University, signed a formal memorandum of agreement to establish the Scandinavian Center for Orofacial Neurosciences (SCON).

The overall idea behind SCON is to bring together in a brickless center (as a virtual network) leading Scandinavian groups in the field of orofacial neurosciences — including oral physiology and orofacial pain — in order to strengthen research activities and impact on education and clinical treatment in oral rehabilitation, for the benefit of patients and society.

The SCON partners have common research interests and master several overlapping techniques in addition to unique complementary expertise. The combined portfolio of techniques and experiences span from molecular biology, genotyping, advanced electrophysiology, quantitative sensory test, to randomised clinical trials, epidemiology and evaluation of cognitive and psychosocial function. Through SCON, the partners aim to provide cutting-edge research results and to constitute an attractive alternative to other major international centres in the field by recruiting the best young research talents and securing external funding.

The research projects

All research projects are related to orofacial neurosciences in a broad sense and with particular focus on oral medicine, orofacial pain and oral function. Each research project is composed of three to four separate studies leading to three to four publications in international peer-reviewed journals. A strength for all projects will be the significant interaction between the SCON partners and the possibility to conduct a sub-part of the research project at another SCON site. Further deltails about the projects can be found here

Our partnership

Our funding partners within the research programme will be able to assist with researchers that can carry out parts of the research. The researchers will also have the possibility to apply for the full PhD programme at the Universities. Read more about this opportunity here.

Last updated by Maya Acharya