Biofilm Biology cluster, SCELSE
L’Oréal-SCELSE joint laboratory
Ms Hashmath Fatimah joined SCELSE as a research assistant under Dr Viduthalai Rasheedkhan Regina in the Biofilm Biology cluster, working in the SCELSE-L’Oreal joint laboratory. She is interested in studying how imbalances in the skin microbiome and different types of interactions within the microbial communities give rise to various skin conditions. She is trained in techniques such as biofilm quantification, fluorescence in-situ hybridisation (FISH) methods and imaging biofilms using confocal laser scanning microscopy. Hashmath graduated in 2020 with a Bachelors’ degree with Honours in Biological Sciences.