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Dr Ume-kulsoom Shah

Dr Ume-kulsoom Shah

Technician (Life Science Research), Medicine Health and Life Science

Email address

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