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New advances in photodiagnosis, phototherapy and photoprotection
Spain (IFMSA-SPAIN)-University of Malaga, Malaga
Department of Medicine and Dermatology
Jose Aguilera Arjona
English, Spanish, German
Type of Research Project
- Clinical Project with Laboratory work
What is the background of the project?
Solar ultraviolet radiation exposure is considered one of the more important external factors implied in the generation of different photodermatoses such as photoageing, photoimmunesupression and skin cancer. Our project is involved in advances, in looking for new techniques for diagnosis of photodermatosis and advances in analyzing new substances from natural origin with UV sunscreen potential as well as providing antioxidant activities.
What is the aim of the project?
The aim of the project is to develop new techniques of photodermatosis photodiagnosis, as well as, the testing of new products with sunscreen potential as well as potential as antioxidant.
What techniques and methods are used?
The unit of photodiagnosis of the medical research centre of the University Of Málaga, in which new technologies such as, the use of new light devices, based on LEDs used for photodiagnosis of photodermatosis as solar urticarial or Polimorphic light eruption. In parallel optical techniques, as well as, spectrophotometrical techniques will be involved in analysis of sunscreen and antioxidant potential.
What is the role of the student?
- The student will observe the practical experiments but will be highly involved in the analysis of the results
- If the project includes “lab work”
- the student will take active part in the practical aspect of the project
- If the project is clinical
- the student will take active part in the clinical examination
- If the project is clinical
- the student will be allowed to work with patients
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
To collaborate in basic and applied research in laboratory and in the photodiagnosis unit with patients. The student will acquire knowledge on basic and applied laboratory work as well as clinical background from photodiagnosis unit. They will achieve practical skills in using a skin analyser and will also learn how to work in a research of antioxidans and sunscreens with the help of photobiology. They are expected to perform on their own their first research on different human skins with the skin analyser.
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
What is expected from the student at the end of the research exchange? What will be the general outcome of the student?
- The student will prepare a poster - The student will prepare a scientific report
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
Background in research, management of databasse and statistics.
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
Type of students accepted
This project accepts: - Medical students - Students in biomedical fields
- 1. Galvez MV; Aguilera J; Sanchez-Roldan C; Herrera-Ceballos E. Infrared radiation increases skin damage induced by other wavelengths in solar urticaria. Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed. 2016 Sep 13. doi: 10.1111/phpp.12270. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27622861
- 2. Galvez MV; Aguilera J; Bernabo JL; Sanchez-Roldan C; Herrera-Ceballos E. Human Hair as a Natural Sun Protection Agent: A Quantitative Study. Photochem Photobiol. 2015 Jul-Aug;91(4):966-70. doi: 10.1111/php.12433. Epub 2015 Mar 12. PMID: 25682789
- 3. Galvez MV; Aguilera J; Lopez N; Herrera E. Delayed-onset solar urticaria with generalized wheals caused by UVB associated with polymorphic light eruption caused by UVA. Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed. 2015 Mar;31(2):107-10. doi: 10.1111/phpp.12144. Epub 2015 Jan 15. No abstract available. PMID: 25345556
- 4. Aguilera J; de Galvez MV; Sanchez-Roldan C; Herrera-Ceballos E. New advances in protection against solar ultraviolet radiation in textiles for summer clothing. Photochem Photobiol. 2014 Sep-Oct;90(5):1199-206. doi: 10.1111/php.12292.
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