Dr Elke Hacker

Queensland University of Technology and Queensland Institute of Medical Research

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in Australia. Elke’s research hopes to improve our understanding of the interplay between sun exposure, genetic susceptibility and skin cancer risk leading to more effective strategies for the prevention of this disease. Her current research project will test whether the nano-scale particles in sunscreens can be absorbed across sunburned skin and if so, measure the effects of these particles on skin cells

2010