Electromagnetic spectrum on biomarkers of skin function and intervention of such effects

Lead Research Organisation: Newcastle University
Department Name: Institute of Cellular Medicine


Sunscreens and related compounds are known to slow down the process of skin ageing caused by exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UVR) in sunlight. The sunscreens and related compounds also contain actives which contribute the skin protection and anti-ageing of the products. The objectives are to determine the biochemical effects of aspects of the electromagnetic spectrum on biomarkers of skin function and its commercial application towards the modulation and intervention of such effects

This science together with the direct links with Croda and its benefit to the UK market and beyond fits very well with the BBSRC vision to lead world-class 21st century bioscience, promoting innovation in the bioeconomy and realising benefits for society within and beyond the UK. The project clearly complies with the BBSRC vision statement of "Staying healthier for longer as lifespans increase and society ages"; the BBSRC strategic research priority of "bioscience for health" and the BBSRC enabling theme of "partnerships".


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Hudson L (2020) Individual and combined effects of the infrared, visible, and ultraviolet light components of solar radiation on damage biomarkers in human skin cells. in FASEB journal : official publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
BB/R505857/1 01/10/2017 30/09/2021
1959726 Studentship BB/R505857/1 01/10/2017 30/09/2021 Catherine Anne Bonn
Description Croda PhD sponsorhsip 
Organisation Croda Europe Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Data from project
Collaborator Contribution Some sunscreen materials for testing.
Impact DOI: 10.1096/fj.201902351RR (though other projects have also contributed to this publication).
Start Year 2017