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Unraveling Science Ep 27: Prof Des Tobin: Dermatology, Hair Follicles and Accurate Modelling

Published: 22 March, 2021


Prof Des Tobin, Professor of Dermatological Science and Director of the Charles Institute of Dermatology, University College Dublin joins Dr Megan Hanlon on the 'Unraveling Science' podcast and talks about his fascinating research into skin and hair follicle biology. He discusses why the skin is an excellent biological universe of cell-cell communication and regeneration and the many disorders that can affect the skin.

He also discusses  the importance of accurate disease modelling and how scientists can become caught up in the latest 'Kardashian' trending technology without stopping to think - is this truly relevant to what I am researching? Des gives a great insight into the importance of dermatology but also great commentary on the academic system as a whole.

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