Dr Katarzyna Gurzawska PhD

Dr Katarzyna Gurzawska

School of Dentistry
Academic Clinical Lecturer in Oral Surgery

Contact details

Address
The School of Dentistry
5 Mill Pool Way
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B5 7EG
United Kingdom

Katarzyna Gurzawska is currently an Academic Clinical Lecturer in Oral Surgery. She started her specialty training in Oral Surgery at the Birmingham Dental Hospital in April 2015 and has a special interest in implantology and bone regeneration, a discipline concerned with bone pathology.

Apart from her clinical work, she undertakes research in the fields of nanotechnology, osseointegration in oral implantology and bone tissue engineering, focussing on the causes and possible new treatments of bone pathology.

She also takes part in teaching BDS students in clinical Oral Surgery and Biomaterials in development and methodology in oral implantology.

Qualifications

  • PhD in Health and Medical Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • PhD in Medical Engineering Science, Medical University of Lodz, Poland
  • MSc in Medicine and Dentistry (DMD), Medical University of Lodz, Poland

Teaching

  • Clinical teaching of BDS students in Oral Surgery
  • Tutoring of 1st – 5th year BDS students
  • Academic teaching of BMedSc students in Biomedical Materials Science

Other activities

  • Member of Junior Committee of European Association of Osseointegration (EAO) 2014 - present
  • Meningitis Charity Organization Team of Three Peaks Challenge 2017
  • Member of Implantology Committee of International Association of Dental Research 2012 - present

Publications

Recent publications

Article

Folkert, J, Meresta, A, Gaber, T, Miksch, K, Buttgereit, F, Detert, J, Pischon, N & Gurzawska, K 2017, 'Nanocoating with plant-derived pectins activates osteoblast response in vitro', International Journal of Nanomedicine, vol. 12, pp. 239-249. https://doi.org/10.2147/IJN.S99020

Gurzawska, K, Dirscherl, K, Jørgensen, B, Berglundh, T, Jørgensen, NR & Gotfredsen, K 2017, 'Pectin nanocoating of titanium implant surfaces - an experimental study in rabbits', Clinical Oral Implants Research, vol. 28, no. 3, pp. 298-307. https://doi.org/10.1111/clr.12798

Mieszkowska, A, Folkert, J, Gaber, T, Miksch, K & Gurzawska, K 2017, 'Pectin nanocoating reduces proinflammatory fibroblast response to bacteria', Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A. https://doi.org/10.1002/jbm.a.36170

Meresta, A, Folkert, J, Gaber, T, Miksch, K, Buttgereit, F, Detert, J, Pischon, N & Gurzawska, K 2017, 'Plant-derived pectin nanocoatings to prevent inflammatory cellular response of osteoblasts following Porphyromonas gingivalis infection', International Journal of Nanomedicine, vol. 12, pp. 433-445. https://doi.org/10.2147/IJN.S113740

Sanz, M, Donos, N, Alcoforado, G, Balmer, M, Gurzawska, K, Mardas, N, Milinkovic, I, Nisand, D, Rocchietta, I, Stavropoulos, A, Thoma, DS & Torsello, F 2015, 'Therapeutic concepts and methods for improving dental implant outcomes. Summary and consensus statements. The 4th EAO Consensus Conference 2015', Clinical Oral Implants Research, vol. 26 Suppl 11, pp. 202-6. https://doi.org/10.1111/clr.12674

Gurzawska, K, Svava, R, Yihua, Y, Haugshøj, KB, Dirscherl, K, Levery, SB, Byg, I, Damager, I, Nielsen, MW, Jørgensen, B, Jørgensen, NR & Gotfredsen, K 2014, 'Osteoblastic response to pectin nanocoating on titanium surfaces', Materials Science and Engineering C, vol. 43, pp. 117-25. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msec.2014.06.028

Svava, R, Gurzawska, K, Yihau, Y, Haugshøj, KB, Dirscherl, K, Levery, SB, Jørgensen, NR, Gotfredsen, K, Damager, I, Ulvskov, P & Jørgensen, B 2014, 'The structurally effect of surface coated rhamnogalacturonan I on response of the osteoblast-like cell line SaOS-2', Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A, vol. 102, no. 6, pp. 1961-71. https://doi.org/10.1002/jbm.a.34868

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