Gemma Barron

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Hi Zhiwen,

Are the other group making their poster in a power point presentation format? Or are they doing an actual power point presentation?

I was under the impression that you were to do a poster but what would you all prefer to do? I will go with the majority vote.



Hi! All 4 of you (Zarin, Zhiwen, Jan, Diana) should be able to post entries now!


Hello All!

I hope you all enjoyed your first day in the lab! 

Just a quick reminder of what we did this afternoon…1. Practiced with the micropipettes. 2. Removed media, washed HaCaT cells with Phosphate Buffered Saline and replaced with Earle’s Balanced Salt Solution. 3. Irradiated HaCaT cells with UVB (0.5J/cm2) radiation.

The take home question that I want you to answer is…..what is Agarose?

See you all tomorrow afternoon.

Oops…I forgot to say…!

Please feel free to have a look at the videos which show the lab, including our cell culture suite and some of the instruments that are routinely used in the Photobiology lab.


Hello!!  My name is Gemma and I am a Postdoctoral Research Assistant at the University of Dundee.  Last year I completed my PhD which involved 3 and a bit years of postgraduate study, after completing my undergraduate degree in Forensic Science.  My research involves investigating the early detection of cancer via non invasive techniques and I am based in the Photobiology Unit, at Ninewells Hospital.

For the Light Up the Lab project, we will be discovering the effect UV light has on keratinocytes (epithelial skin cells) with the Higher Biology pupils from St. Johns High School.

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