Scientific agenda

Day 1 – Thursday – November 5, 2020

Welcome Note & Introduction Remarks
Prof. Jean Krutmann,
President of Skin Challenges 2020, Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine, Germany


Session 1: Skin Ageing & Challenges 2020 – State of the Art 
Mechanistics Aspects and Recent Advances

The relationship between intrinsic and extrinsic aging of human skin
Jean Krutmann, Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine, Germany

New insights into skin ageing
Christopher Griffiths,
University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Granzymes: Strategic Role in Skin Aging and Inflammatory Skin Conditions
David Granville,
University of British Columbia, Canada

Skin aging in Indians living in highly polluted areas
Tamara Schikowski,
Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine, Germany

Interaction of different UV wavelengths present in natural sunlight
Thomas Haarmann-Stemmann,
Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine, Germany



Session 2:  Skin Microbiota – Recent Scientific Advances

Distinct skin microbiome and skin physiological functions between bedridden older patients and healthy people: A single center study in Japan
Shigefumi Okamoto,
Kanazawa University Institute of Medical, Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences, Japan

Dialogue between the skin and the microbiota: The immune system is under control
Chantal Pichon,
French National Centre for Scientific Research, France

Chances & Challenges when investigating the skin microbiome
Rainer Simmering, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Germany

The cutaneous ecosystem: Insights into the skin microbiome and cosmetics
Riccardo Sfriso, DSM Nutritional Products Ltd,  Switzerland

The Evolution of the skin microbiome with urbanization
Chris Callewaert, Ghent University, Belgium


Short Oral & Poster Session of Day 1

Polyamines: novel regulators of human epidermal pigmentation
Leah A. Vardy, Skin Research Institute of Singapore, Singapore

Polysaccharide‐rich hydrogel formulation combined with photobiomodulation repairs UV‐induced photodamage in mice skin
Lia Mara Grosso Neves, Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil

18h00 End of the first day
Day 2 – Friday – November 6, 2020
08h55 Opening of the second day


Session 3: Iron Homeostasis, Regeneration, Wound Healing & Skin

Introduction on the role of iron and hepcidin in the process of cells and wound healing
Charareh Pourzand,
University of Bath, United Kingdom

Harnessing the power of extracellular vesicles for wound regeneration
Hugo Fernandes,
University of Coimbra, Portugal

Iron and UVA: The destructive duo, particularly in postmenopausal skin
Xi Huang,
I Beauty Tech, Inc., USA



Session 4:  Presentation of Innovations, Biotechnology Products & Devices Artificial Intelligence & Skincare

The imaging technique to evaluate oxidative stress in the human skin
Masaki Kobayashi, 
Tohoku Institute of Technology, Japan

Implications of skin ageing for treatments, sensory perception and wearable technologies
Reinhold H. Dauskardt,
Stanford University, USA

Novel state of the art topicals & regimens show statistically significant improvement in cutaneous photoaging
Ardeshir Bayat,
University of Manchester, England

The role of artificial intelligence (AI) in skin cancer diagnosis
Ricardo Vardasca,
University of Porto, Portugal

How artificial intelligence (AI) is re-shaping the consumer skin care journey
Wayne Liu,
Perfect Corp, USA

Evaluation of the clinical performance of hyaluronic acid microneedle patch by high frequency ultrasound
Mariane Massufero Vergilio, University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil

  Short Oral & Poster Session of Day 2
Round Table Discussion & Concluding Remarks
  Skin Challenges 2020 Awards
  End of Skin Challenges 2020
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