We are pleased to announce the organization of the 9th International Conference on Skin Ageing and Challenges which will be held on February 26-27, 2018 in Porto, Portugal.
Skin Challenges 2018 will be held under the patronage of the International Microbiota Society (IMS) and the International Society of Antioxidants in Nutrition and Health (ISANH). 
Today, people live older thanks to new advances in medicine but they are becoming more demanding. They want to age in excellent health conditions and they want to look younger. That’s why the Anti-Ageing Medicine seeks to find effective ways to fight against ageing and skin ageing in particular by different actions: oral or topical cosmetics, plastic surgery, regenerative medicine with stem cells and many other actions.

Confirmed Speakers

Prof. Jean Krutmann

What's new in extrinsic skin aging research? State of the art

Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine, Germany

Kateryna Fuks

Air pollution and skin aging: Role of different pollutants and inter-organ crosstalk

Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine, Germany

Jean-François Doré

Skin ageing and ultraviolet radiation. Is there a role for the skin microbiome?

International Prevention Research Institute, France

Laurent Marrot

Deleterious synergy between some particulate matter components and UVA from sunlight. Contribution of “photo-pollution stress” to skin exposome

L'Oréal Research & Innovation, France

Guiseppe Valacchi

AtmO3 spheric skin damages: the Ox-Inflammation phenomena

University of Ferrara, Italy

Sanjiv Sharma

Skin: a treasure trove for a plethora of markers

Swansea University, United Kingdom

Birgit Schittek

Keratinocytes as sensors and central players in the immune defense against pathogens

University of Tübingen, Germany

Tamara Schikowski

The skin aging exposome – the interplay of UV and pollution

Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine, Germany

Peter Abadir

Reformulation of Valsartan for treatment of chronic diabetic wounds

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA

Edith Filaire

Marine algae as attractive source to skin care

Université d'Orléans, France

Lorna Harries

Messenger RNA processing and cellular senescence in ageing skin fibroblasts

University of Exeter, United Kingdom

Katharina Bitschar

Skin microbiota & epithelial barrier: recent advances and perspectives

University of Tübingen, Germany

Ron Kohen

Is skin microbiota benefical to human skin? Activation of the Nrf2-keap1 pathway via volatiles electrophiles

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Walid Rachidi

Selenium preserves keratinocyte stemness and delays senescence by maintaining epidermal adhesion

Grenoble Alpes University, France

Johannes Grillari

Extracellular vesicle mediated cross talk of miRNAs in skin cell aging

Christian Doppler Laboratory for Biotechnology of Skin Aging, Austria

Preliminary Program

Session 1: Skin Challenges 2018 – State of the Art 
Session 1: Skin Challenges 2018 - State of the Art (Part 2)
Session 2: Exposomes & Skin Ageing – Recent Scientific Advances
Session 3: Skin Microbiota: Recent Scientific Advances
Session 4: Olfactory Receptors, Smell and Skin Ageing
Session 5: Skin Challenges 2018: Presentation of Innovations

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Targeting Skin Ageing & Challenges 2018 tracks

Track 1: The basic research & mechanistics
Track 2: Skin Ageing & Exposome
Track 3: Skin Ageing & Lifestyle
Track 4: Skin Ageing & Microbiota
Track 5: Skin, Smell & Aroma
Track 6: Ageing & Innovations
Track 7: Clinical Trials

Porto Skin Challenges 2018 is the perfect place to present your innovations on skin

You are academic or start-up and you would like to present your innovative research, your new ingredient or a revolutionary method?
As industrial, you are looking for a academic / start-up collaboration to enhance your project?

A special meeting session is organized during the International Conference on Skin Challenges which will be organized in Porto, Portugal in February 26-27, 2018.

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Last conference dedicated to Skin Microbiota

The last edition of Skin Microbiota Symposium was held at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris on June 15, 2017.

The presentations were very carefully selected and provided a good overview about state-of-the-art topics and new products in the field of skin microbiota research.

To access to the abstracts book, you can also order it by clicking here.

Final program of Skin Microbiota 2017, please click here.
Pictures of Skin Microbiota 2017, please click here.
To access all information about Skin Microbiota 2017, please click here.