At the University of Birmingham, ESR10 will evaluate the use of synthetic skin models to characterise the trans-dermal uptake of contaminants from indoor dust. Such models are widespread in the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry, but have yet to be explored fully in the context of exposure to environmental contaminants. ESR10 will also undergo a secondment to the University of Reading. During this, they will compare the techniques developed at UB with parallel in vitro approaches to studying trans-dermal uptake under development at the University of Reading by Collins in collaboration with colleagues in the School of Pharmacy.
Contact: Prof. Stuart Harrad, University of Birmingham
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