Institute of Dentistry - Barts and The London

Dr Noha Seoudi, BDS(Hons), LDS RCSEng, MDS, MFDS RCPS(Glasg), FHEA, MInstLM, FRCPath, PhD

Noha

Clinical Lecturer

Email: n.seoudi@qmul.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7882 6345
Room Number: Office 4, Floor 4, Institute of Dentistry

Profile

Following her graduation with an honours degree in dentistry and achieving a Master’s Degree in Oral Medicine from Cairo University, Egypt, she completed a period of general dental training and became a Member of the Faculty of Dental Surgery, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. Later on, she was awarded one of the very few academic training posts in Clinical Oral Microbiology in the UK and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists by examination. Her PhD thesis focused on the interrelationship between oral microbiome and host immune response in patients with Behçet’s Disease. For the academic merit of this work, she was awarded the Young Investigator Award in the International Conference on Behçet’s Disease, Japan, 2012.

 Dr Seoudi is one of only eight Clinical Oral Microbiologists in the UK. She has clinical, research and teaching responsibilities. Her main clinical areas of interest are: clinical oral microbiology, infection and immunity in relation to oral health, antimicrobial stewardship and infection prevention and control. She considers teaching one of the most rewarding experiences in her career.  She enjoys teaching a wide range of students from different cultural backgrounds and different learning needs and thrives in the challenge of tailoring her teaching style to benefit all students. She is a member in the dental subgroup of the English Surveillance Programme for Antimicrobial Utilisation and Resistance (ESPAUR). She is also a reviewer for many international journals including the Journal of Hospital Infection and the International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents. 

 

 

 

Research

Research Interests:

Dr Seoudi’s current research and development interests are focused in the following areas: 

  • Research focus: The interrelationship between host immune response and oral microbiome in human health and disease: Dr Seoudi previously highlighted that the higher level of expression of some of the unusual splice variants of Toll Like Receptor (TLR) 2 and TLR4 mRNA in the oral mucosa of Behçet’s Disease patients, explains the functional defect in TLR1/2 heterodimer and TLR4 in this patients’ group. This in turn can be expected to cause a failure in the adaptive immune response modulation resulting in abnormalities in the oral microbiome balance and the susceptibility to oral infections.
  • National Audit project: Recently, Dr Seoudi developed an interest in investigating the effect of antimicrobial stewardship interventions on the antimicrobial prescribing patterns in secondary dental care.

Publications

Al-Ezzi,, M., Al-Mizrakchi, A., Alwaheb, A., BAYSAN, A., SEOUDI, N., & TAPPUNI, A. R. (2018). Black and green tea antimicrobial effect on Mutans streptococci and Lactobacilli. Journal of Oral and Dental Research.

SEOUDI, N. M. S. A. (2016). The management of sharps injuries in a dental healthcare setting. In British Dental Association. Manchester. Retrieved from https://www.bda.org/Conference/Pages/conference-sessions.aspx?id=73

Pankhurst, C., Rautemaa-Richardson, R., Seoudi, N., Smith, A., & Wilson, M. (2016). Antimicrobial resistance: Antibiotics and consultant oral microbiologist posts.. Br Dent J, 220(1), 2-3. doi:10.1038/sj.bdj.2016.5

SEOUDI, N. M. S. A., HOJJAT, N., WILKINSON, C., TURNER, W., & BUCHANAN, J. (2015). Antimicrobial prescribing patterns in secondary dental care. In Federation of Infection Societies. Glasgow.

Senusi, A., Seoudi, N., Bergmeier, L. A., & Fortune, F. (2015). Genital ulcer severity score and genital health quality of life in Behçet's disease.. Orphanet J Rare Dis, 10, 117. doi:10.1186/s13023-015-0341-7

Seoudi, N., Bergmeier, L. A., Hagi-Pavli, E., Bibby, D., & Fortune, F. (2015). The seroprevalence and salivary shedding of herpesviruses in Behçet's syndrome and recurrent aphthous stomatitis.. J Oral Microbiol, 7, 27156. doi:10.3402/jom.v7.27156

Seoudi, N., Bergmeier, L. A., Drobniewski, F., Paster, B., & Fortune, F. (2015). The oral mucosal and salivary microbial community of Behçet's syndrome and recurrent aphthous stomatitis.. J Oral Microbiol, 7, 27150. doi:10.3402/jom.v7.27150

Bergmeier, L. A., Hamedi, M., Hagi-Pavli, E., Seoudi, N., Senusi, A., Ijaz, H., & Fortune, F. (2014). HSP27 as a diagnostic marker in the saliva of Behcet's disease. Poster session presented at the meeting of  Unknown Conference. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000345702600432&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=612ae0d773dcbdba3046f6df545e9f6a

VARTOUKIAN, S. R., Tilakaratne, W., Seoudi, N., Bombardieri, M., Bergmeier, L., Tappuni, A., & Fortune, F. (2014). Dysregulation of the SOCS3-STAT3 pathway in the aetio-pathogenesis of Sjögren’s syndrome. Clinical and Experimental Immunology, 177(3), 618-629. doi:10.1111/cei.12377

Seoudi, N., Bergmeier, L. A., Hagi-Pavli, E., Bibby, D., Curtis, M. A., & Fortune, F. (2014). The role of TLR2 and 4 in Behcet's disease pathogenesis.. Innate Immun, 20(4), 412-422. doi:10.1177/1753425913498042

Murray-Brown, W., Priori, R., Tappuni, T., Vartoukian, S., Seoudi, N., Picarelli, G., . . . Bombardieri, M. (2012). MONOCYTE-DERIVED IL-32 EXPRESSION CORRELATES WITH THE LEVEL OF INFLAMMATION IN SALIVARY GLANDS OF SJOGREN'S SYNDROME. In RHEUMATOLOGY Vol. 51 (pp. 176). Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000302487900476&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=612ae0d773dcbdba3046f6df545e9f6a

Seoudi, N., Mitchell, S. L., Brown, T. J., Dashti, F., Amin, A. K., & Drobniewski, F. A. (2012). Rapid molecular detection of tuberculosis and rifampicin drug resistance: retrospective analysis of a national U.K. molecular service over the last decade.. Thorax, 67(4), 361-367. doi:10.1136/thoraxjnl-2011-200610

Mitchell, S. L., Seoudi, N., Hutchison, D. C. S., & Drobniewski, F. A. (2011). Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis: resistance rates to first and reserve antituberculosis drugs in the UK in 2008/9 and the role of rapid molecular tests for drug resistance.. Thorax, 66(7), 630-631. doi:10.1136/thx.2010.148866

Begum, S. S., Tappuni, A. I., Abdelghani, A., Seoudi, N., Buchanan, J. A. G. B., & Fortune, F. (2010). Linear naevus sebaceous syndrome (LNSS). ORAL DISEASES, 16(6), 563. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000281287500223&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=612ae0d773dcbdba3046f6df545e9f6a

Seoudi, N., Hagi-Pavli, E., Bergmeier, L., Stewart, J., Curtis, M., & Fortune, F. (2010). THE ORAL HEALTH AND MICROBIOTA OF UK BEHCET'S DISEASE PATIENTS. CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RHEUMATOLOGY, 28(4), S124. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000282865900075&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=612ae0d773dcbdba3046f6df545e9f6a

Hagi-Pavli, E., Bergmeier, L., Khan, I., Seoudi, N., & Fortune, F. (2010). SECRETORY LEUKOCYTE PROTEASE INHIBITOR (SLPI) IN BEHCET'S PATIENTS SALIVA. CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RHEUMATOLOGY, 28(4), S128. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000282865900089&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=612ae0d773dcbdba3046f6df545e9f6a

Hagi-Pavli, E., Novak, T., Bergmeier, L., Seoudi, N., Moeinian, M., & Fortune, F. (2010). PLASMA AND SALIVA CYTOKINE PROFILES IN BEHCET'S DISEASE: DO CYTOKINE LEVELS IN PLASMA CORRELATE WITH LEVELS IN SALIVA?. CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RHEUMATOLOGY, 28(4), S129. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000282865900093&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=612ae0d773dcbdba3046f6df545e9f6a

Bergmeier, L. A., Adegun, O., Seoudi, N., Hamedi, M., Hagi-Pavli, E., & Fortune, F. (2010). INDUCIBLE HUMAN HEAT SHOCK PROTEIN (HSP70) IS ELEVATED IN THE SALIVA OF BEHCET'S PATIENTS. CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RHEUMATOLOGY, 28(4), S123. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000282865900073&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=612ae0d773dcbdba3046f6df545e9f6a

Mumcu, G., Niazi, S., Stewart, J., Hagi-Pavli, E., Gokani, B., Seoudi, N., . . . Direskeneli, H. (2009). Oral health and related quality of life status in patients from UK and Turkey: a comparative study in Behcet's disease.. J Oral Pathol Med, 38(5), 406-409. doi:10.1111/j.1600-0714.2009.00752.x

Mumcu, G., Niazi, S., Stewart, J., Hagi-Pavli, E., Gokani, B., Seoudi, N., . . . Fortune, F. (2009). Oral health and related quality of life status in patients from UK and Turkey: a comparative study in Behcet's disease. JOURNAL OF ORAL PATHOLOGY & MEDICINE, 38(5), 406-409. doi:10.1111/j.1600-0714.2009.00752.x

SEOUDI, N., Groves, K., McGroarty, S., Cavenagh, J., & Manuel, R. (2008, December 2). Vancomycin-resistant enterococci and Clostridium difficile          
Infection: an increasing problem in Haemato-oncology. In Association of  Medical Microbiologists (Ed.), Cardiff City Hall (pp. 52). FEDERATION OF INFECTION SOCIETIES SCIENTIFIC MEETING 2008.

Hagi-Pavli, E., Plequezuelos, O., Seoudi, N., Stewart, J. E., Shirlaw, P., Wallace, G., . . . Fortune, F. (2008). EXPRESSION OF EPIDERMAL GROWTH FACTOR RECEPTOR AND ITS LIGANDS IN THE ORAL CAVITY OF BEHCET'S DISEASE PATIENTS. CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RHEUMATOLOGY, 26(4), S9-S10. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000260215100024&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=612ae0d773dcbdba3046f6df545e9f6a

Wali, M. E., Ezz El-Arab, A., & Seoudi, N. (2001). A NOVEL EFFECT OF EMDOGAIN ON EPITHELIAL PROLIFERATION. Egyptian Dental Journal, 691.