Dr Zohaib honored with AEEDC Young Researcher Award 2024

Dr Zohaib honored with AEEDC Young Researcher Award 2024

Dubai, UAE: Dr Zohaib Khurshid has been honored with the prestigious AEEDC Young Researcher Award 2024 in the field of oral health, which recognizes exemplary individuals and organizations for their recent outstanding contributions to research.

Dr Khurshid's winning research project, titled "Development, Physicochemical Characterization And In-Vitro Biocompatibility Study Of Dromedary Camel Dentine Derived Hydroxyapatite For Bone Repair," explores the potential of dromedary camel dentine-derived hydroxyapatite for bone repair, offering promising insights into novel approaches for enhancing oral health outcomes.

Currently serving as lecturer and course coordinator at the Department of Prosthodontics and Dental Implantology, King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia, Dr Khurshid did his Bachelor's in dentistry from Fatima Jinnah Dental College (FJDC), Pakistan. He commenced his career as a lecturer at FJDC, publishing international research papers and book chapters. He then pursued his Master by Research (MRes) in Biomaterials from the University of Birmingham (UoB), UK. He holds the distinction of being the first Pakistani dental researcher to explore human salivary proteomics, gingival crevicular proteomics, and platelet-rich proteins (PRPs) proteomics. His diverse research interests include dental biomaterials, oral antimicrobial peptides synthesis, salivary proteome, gingival crevicular fluids (GCFs) proteome, platelets-rich proteins (PRPs) proteomes, and dental biomaterials proteomic analysis.

Since 2013, Dr Khurshid has amassed 150 peer-reviewed publications in dental biomaterials, tissue engineering, and clinical dentistry. Moreover, he recently attained the #7 rank for citations at King Faisal University, according to AD Scientific Index 2021.

With a comprehensive academic background including BDS, MRes, RCPSG, MDTFEd, FHEA, and PGCert FPFA, Dr. Khurshid has remarkable expertise in his field.

The AEEDC Young Researcher Award 2024 pays tribute to Dr Zohaib Khurshid's outstanding contributions to the field and his work not only enriches our understanding of dental biomaterials but also holds immense potential to revolutionize clinical practice, benefiting patients worldwide.

The Editor of Dental News and the entire team extend heartfelt appreciation to all finalists and participants for their invaluable contributions to the advancement of oral health. Their collective efforts continue to drive innovation, inspire excellence, and shape the future of dentistry.