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Dr Ume-kulsoom Shah

Dr Ume-kulsoom Shah

Research Technician, Medicine

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 295056

Email address

Research Links

Open Plan Office - 403
Fourth Floor
Institute of Life Science 1
Singleton Campus


Ume-Kulsoom works as the research technician on the 4th floor in Invitro Toxicology group in the medical school. She maintains the laboratory to research standards. She supervised BSc project students in DNA damage projects. She trains and assists new members of staff and visitors. She is a passionate researcher trying to add knowledge regarding factors influencing carcinogenicity and genotoxicity of different chemicals present in environment and used in food and items of daily use. 

Areas Of Expertise

  • Genotoxicity assay
  • Mutation Assay
  • Confocal microscopy
  • Quantitative assays like PCR and qPCR
  • Qualitative assay e.g. Western blot
  • Confocal Imaging
  • Data analysis

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Provide support in practical classes and shadowed Kate Chapman to learn teaching skills

  • Triple culture of the intestine combining CaCo-2, HT29-MTX-E12 and THP-1 cells- Funded by PATROLS
  • Development of human liver tissue models for drug safety assessment- Funded by Ser Cymru – Life Sciences Research Network Wales NRN 
  • NC3Rs funded PhD Scholarship: Developing an in vitro repeat-dose approach to detect non-genotoxic carcinogens- NC3Rs funded project 
  • Genotoxic Responses At Low Doses For Chemicals Requiring Metabolic Activation Using Different Human Cell Lines - PhD Thesis funded by Unilever