The Festival of Graduate Research for the College of Medical and Dental Sciences was held at the Medical School and was chaired by Professor Damien Walmsley from Dentistry. There was representation across the 5 schools of the College, (Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Cancer Sciences, Immunity and Infection, Health and Population Sciences and Dentistry. There was good representation from the School of Dentistry. Martin Ling gave an oral presentation on his work “Chemotatic accuracy of peripheral vasculature is critically dependent on CLEC-2 and Padoplanin” and there were posters from Binish Khatoon “Dental Students uptake of mobile technologies” and Krunal Narendrakumar “The antimicrobial efficacy of a chlorohexidine diguconate and eucalyptus oil based mouthwash on bacterial biofilms associated with peri-implantitis“. Dr Gosia Wiench Lecturer in Dentistry and Cancer sciences participated in my career in research and outlined her travels from Poland to the USA and then to Birmingham. The school was particularly pleased that Krunal received a highly commended prize for his poster. The day was very successful not only for the College but the School of Dentistry in showcasing our research. Thanks go to Karen Carter for organising the day.