Nagihan Bostancı

Nagihan Bostancı

Professor, Periodontology

Prof. Nagihan Bostanci has received his PhD in Periodontology from University of London. Currently she is working as Professor in Karolinska Institutet.

Research Interest

Periodontology, Periodontal Research, Oral Biology,

Nagihan Bostanci is Professor at the Division of Periodontology, Dental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. She is also program Director for the postgraduate course “Masters course in Dentistry/Dental Prevention”. She is President Elect of Periodontal Research Group of  the IADR. Prof. Bostanci´s research expertise is in the inflammatory pathogenesis of periodontal diseases. More clinically oriented research activity is focusing on screening for biomarkers of oral and systemic diseases. Her lecture will highlight associations between oral and systemic conditions. Particular focus will be placed in periodontal inflammation and how this impacts the systemic inflammatory burden. Molecular factors that may mediate this connection will be highlighted and how the expanding biological information can be incorporated into clinical practice, particularly for diagnostic purposes will be discussed. Examples of current applications and on-going research projects in this direction will be given.



GN Belibasakis, N Bostanci. The RANKL‐OPG system in clinical Periodontology. Journal of clinical Periodontology 2012,39(3), 239-248

N Bostanci, GN Belibasakis. Porphyromonas gingivalis: an invasive and evasive opportunistic oral pathogen. FEMS microbiology letters 2012,333(1), 1-9

N Bostanci, T İlgenli, G Emingil, B Afacan, B Han, H Töz, G Atilla. Gingival crevicular fluid levels of RANKL and OPG in Periodontal diseases: implications of their relative ratio. Journal of clinical Periodontology 2007,34(5), 370-376

Selected literature:

Bostanci N, Selevsek N, Wolski W, Grossmann J, Bao K, Wahlander A, Trachsel C, Schlapbach R, Özturk VÖ, Afacan B, Emingil G, Belibasakis GN .Targeted proteomics guided by label-free global proteome analysis in saliva reveal transition signatures from health to periodontal disease. Mol Cell Proteomics 2018

Nylund KM, Ruokonen H, Sorsa T, Heikkinen AM, Meurman JH, Ortiz F, Tervahartiala, Bostanci N. Association of the Salivary Triggering Receptor Expressed on Myeloid Cells/ its Ligand Peptidoglycan Recognition Protein 1 Axis With Oral Inflammation in Kidney Disease.

J Periodontol.( 2017)

Bostanci N &Belibasakis GN. Gingival crevicular fluid and its immune mediators in the proteomic era. Periodontol 2000. Feb;76(1):68-84 (2018)

Gümüş P, Emingil G, Öztürk VÖ, Belibasakis GN, Bostanci N. Oxidative stress markers in saliva and periodontal disease status: modulation during pregnancy and postpartum.

BMC Infect Dis. 5:261 (2015)