Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Technological Advances in Salivaomics

Karolina Elżbieta Kaczor-Urbanowicz

University of California Los Angeles


Saliva Composition Salivary Applications Salivary Biomarkers Bioinformatics Functional Analysis Geontology RNA Extraction RNA-Sequencing Analysis Liquid biopsy ctDNA Salivary Gland Bioengineering Artificial Salivary Gland Cell Models

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The quest to ensure non-invasiveness in the human healthcare system has pushed the recent advances in diagnostics more towards applications of saliva. Saliva has a lot of advantages over other diagnostic fluids including blood, urine or cerebrospinal fluid. Most importantly, salivary diagnostics have great potential to be used in the early detection and prevention of many human oral and systemic diseases. The recent breakthrough in the development of new salivary technologies concentrates on RNA-Sequencing, bioinformatics and artificial intelligence approaches as well as salivary gland bioengineering to overcome the limitations of the current diagnostic methods. As much can be done to improve the current management of patients by implementing and translating those technologies into the current medical practice.

The purpose of this book is to give a comprehensive update on developing or utilizing innovative approaches and latest best practices to improve and widespread the knowledge about the recent state-of-the-art technological advances in salivaomics.

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Date completed: May 7th 2020

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Deadline for chapter proposals: May 28th 2020

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Review results due: October 15th 2020

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Expected publication date: December 14th 2020

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Karolina Elżbieta Kaczor-Urbanowicz

University of California Los Angeles

Dr. Karolina E. Kaczor-Urbanowicz, DMD, Phd, MSc is an Assistant Project Scientist in the Laboratory of Salivary Diagnostics and the UCLA Center for Oral/Head & Neck Oncology Research, Section of Oral Biology, UCLA School of Dentistry at the University of California at Los Angeles, USA. She is a dentist-scientist who graduated from the Faculty of Dental Medicine at the Medical University of Warsaw, Poland. She did her residency in orthodontics simultaneously with the international studies in Bio-Medical Sciences at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, working in the Laboratory of Proteomics and Salivary Diagnostics, Institute of Dental Sciences. After earning her Ph.D. title, she was awarded the UCLA’s R90 NIH/NIDCR Postdoctoral Dentist-Scientist Scholarship and American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)-DDF postdoctoral fellowship in developing salivary H.pylori exRNA biomarkers for early detection of gastric cancer. At the UCLA, she developed her immense interests in salivary RNA Sequencing, bioinformatics and biomarker development for many oral and systematic diseases including cancer. In addition, she has received a prestigious UCLA QCBio Collaboratory Fellowship 2019/2020 for conducting a research in computational biology, bioinformatics of RNA-Seq data and machine learning tools at the UCLA Institute for Quantitative and Computational Biology.

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