Welcome note

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the members of the scientific committee, we are pleased to welcome you to the 11th International Conference on Skin Ageing and Challenges which will be held on November 11-12, 2021, as Virtual Congress. Skin Challenges 2021 is organized under the patronage of the International Society of Microbiota (ISM).

Ageing is an international issue that has social, economic and individual impacts. Preventing it and decreasing its side effects (all related pathologies) are major challenges for humanity. Thus, the understanding of ageing and in particular skin ageing mechanisms will allow us to live longer, better and healthier.

During Skin Challenges 2021, the Scientific Committee will allocate significant time to discuss the latest advances related to skin homeostasis and ageing. Our objective is to provide answers and to give a future vision and trends on: how can the current researches delay the side effects of ageing and skin ageing?

As in previous years, a strong focus will be again to foster the exchange between academia, basic research and industry, and applied research.

We will also provide more time and space to present the recent innovations, biotechnology products and devices. 

The aims of Skin Challenges 2021 are to:

  • Draft the state of the art in skin ageing
  • Present the different mechanisms involved in homeostasis and skin ageing but also to address the different tracks and pathways (signalling, transcription factors…) involved in this process
  • Discuss the role of microbiota and skin microbiota
  • Highlight the recent innovations in skin ageing and photoaging
  • Present the role of lifestyle and circadian rhythm on the skin 

Skin Microbiota Workshop

A Workshop dedicated to Skin Microbiota will be organized on June 16 & October 20, 2021. The aim of this workshop is to discuss the last advances in skin microbiota evaluation and analysis.


As always, we are very much looking forward to this first exciting virtual event.

Prof. Jean Krutmann
President of Skin Ageing & Challenge 2021
IUF – Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine,

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