Eklund Foundation has previously granted funds to the following research projects:


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Periodontitis and Its Relation to Coronary Artery Disease (PAROKRANK) – a case controls study with mechanistic and prospective analyses
Main applicant: Anna Norhammar, MD, Professor in Cardiology, Karolinska Institutet, Unit of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Sweden
Co-applicant: Anders Gustafsson, Professor Odontology, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Lars Rydén, Senior Professor, Karolinska Institutet, Unit of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Sweden
Funding: SEK 1 784 000, approximately €153,800

Picture Perfect: Evaluating the Validity and Patient Experience of Smartphone Intra-oral Photography for Remote Oral Health Assessment in Children: a Mixed Methods, Comparative Study
Main applicant: Nicola Innes, Head of Cardiff School of Dentistry, Professor and Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry, UK
Co-applicant: Waraf Al-yaseen, Lecturer in Dental Hygiene and Therapy, Cardiff School of Dentistry, UK
Jennifer Galloway, Senior Lecturer & Consultant in Orthodontics, Cardiff School of Dentistry, UK
Funding: €121,742


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Personal home oral care to enhance blood pressure control (PROMOTE-BP) 
Main applicant: Rita Del Pinto, University of L’Aquila, Italy
Co-applicant: Davide Pietropaoli, University of L’Aquila, Italy
Supervisors: Mario Giannoni, University of L’Aquila, Italy; Claudio Ferri, University of L’Aquila, Italy
Funding: €136,800

Efficacy of periodontal risk communication on awareness and propensity to undergo the suggested treatments in patients with and without history of tooth loss due to periodontitis
Main applicant: Roberto Farina, University of Ferrara, Italy
Co-applicant: Anna Simonelli, University of Ferrara, Italy
Supervisor: Leonardo Trombelli, University of Ferrara, Italy
Funding: €90,000


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Improving the oral health of older adults using milk supplemented with fluoride and probiotics: An interventional feasibility study and pilot RCT
Main applicant: Fatemeh Vida Zohoori, Teesside University, UK
Co-applicants: Alan Batterham, Teesside University, UK; Caroline Orr, Teesside University, UK; Christina Stecksén-Blicks, Umea University, Sweden; Svante Twetman, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Funding: €138,113

The saliva microbiome as a biomarker for peri-implant, oral and systemic diseases
Main applicant: Paolo Ghensi, University of Trento, Italy
Co-applicants: Cristiano Tomasi, University of Trento, Italy; Eriberto Bressan, Padua University, Italy; Christian Bacci, Padua University, Italy
Supervisor: Nicola Segata, University of Trento, Italy
Funding: €100,000 


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Salutogenesis against the odds – resilience factors among adolescents
Applicant: Marie Nordström, Malmö University, Sweden
Supervisor: Gunnel Hänsel Petersson, Malmö University, Sweden
Funding: SEK 1,621,621

Healthy food and Healthy teeth in children from low SEP: interventions that fit the ideas and daily realities of families with low SEP in metropolitan areas; a participatory action research
Applicant: Monique van der Veen, ACTA Preventive Dentistry, The Netherlands
Co-applicant: Egija Zaura, ACTA Preventive Dentistry, The Netherlands
Funding: EUR 40,000
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The role of periodontal pocket microorganisms in the etiology of potentially malignant and malignant lesions of oral mucosa in patients with chronic periodontitis
Applicant: Ana Pucar, School of Dental Medicine, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Funding: EUR 47,920

Metabolomic and proteomic profiling of peri-implant diseases
Applicant: Mario Romandini, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Funding: EUR 29,000

Periodontal Inflammation and CerebrovAscular Disease (PICAD)
Applicant: Francesco D’Aiuto, UCL Eastman Dental Institute, United Kingdom
Funding: EUR 86,500


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Periodontitis, Peri-implantitis and Diabetes – a registry study
Applicant: Jan Derks, Department of Periodontology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Co-applicant: Tord Berglundh, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Funding: SEK 930,000
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Exosome Diagnostics: New Tools in Personalized Periodontal Care
Applicant: Evangelos Papathanasiou, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, USA
Co-applicant: Andrew Hoffman, Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, USA
Funding: EUR 58,050


Peri-implant disease in elderly population: epidemiology and treatment strategy of an emerging problem
Applicant: Riccardo Guazzo, University of Padova, Italy
Co-applicant: Luca Sbricoli, Michele Stocchero, University of Padova, Italy
Supervisor: Eriberto Bressan, University of Padova, Italy
Assigned sum: EUR 55,000

Periodontitis prevalence in Colitis & Crohn’s disease (PPCC) patients
Applicant: Kristina Bertl, Malmö University, Sweden
Co-applicant: Andreas Stavropoulos, Malmö University, Sweden
Assigned sum: EUR 53,960

Effect of daily flavonoid supplements on periodontal and systemic conditions before and after periodontal treatment
Applicant: Monique Danser, ACTA, The Netherlands
Supervisor: Ubele van der Velden, ACTA, The Netherlands
Assigned sum: EUR 28,995

Tuberosity versus palatal donor site for subepithelial connective tissue graft in root coverage therapy: a randomized clinical trial
Applicant: Sébastien Moreaux, Rothschild Hospital, Paris, France
Supervisor: Philippe Bouchard, Rothschild Hospital, Paris, France
Assigned sum: EUR 20,000


Oral conditions in patients with Reumatoid Arthritis: a population based case-control study
Main applicant: Stefan Renvert, Högskolan Kristianstad, Sweden
Assigned sum: SEK 708,426 (EUR 73,913)

The oral cavity as a source of febrile neutropenia: An observational study in patients with solid tumors treated with myelosuppressive chemotherapy
Main applicant: Alexa Laheij, ACTA Netherlands
Assigned sum: EUR 32,000

Metagenomic profiling of the microbiome associated with peri-implant diseases through high-resolution shotgun sequencing
Main applicant: Paolo Ghensi, University of Trento, Italy
Assigned sum: EUR 40,000

Primary prevention of complications in implant treatments: Protocol for maintenance of dental implants.
Main applicant: Eriberto Bressan, University of Padova, Italy
Assigned sum: EUR 15,000