Conference Schedule for Day 1

Thursday, June 26


Keynote Session: Innovating Under Tight Constraints and Putting Together the Right Team for the Mission

Speaker: Steven Squyres, PhD: Keynote Speaker, Principal Scientist, Mars Exploration Rover Project, and Goldwin Smith Professor of Astronomy, Cornell University


Track: Skin/Sun Science

Do Nanoparticles Penetrate the Skin? Sunscreens and Beyond

Moderator: Nava Dayan, PhD, Founder and President, Dr. Nava Dayan LLC


Track: Hair Science

Formaldehyde and Non-formaldehyde Cross-linkers to Restructure Hair

Speaker: Crisan Popescu, PhD, Senior Research Scientist, German Wool Institute (DWI), and Professor, University Aurel Vlaicu


Track: Hair Science

Sponsor Spotlight: BASF

Speaker: Zsolt Szabados, Technical Specialist Skin & Sun, BASF

Track: Skin/Sun Science

Texture Creation Utilizing Shin-Etsu’s Unique Emulsifiers–Sponsor Spotlight

Speaker: Yinli Wang, Cosmetic Application Laboratory Manager, Shin-Etsu Silicones


Track: Hair Science

Characterization of Hair Structure and Damage at the Molecular Level through Protein Loss and Proteomics

Speaker: Mike Davis, Principal Scientist, Hair Biology Group, Beauty Technology Division, Procter & Gamble

Track: Skin/Sun Science

Optics, Physiology and Biophysics of Color Cosmetics

Speaker: Gabriela Oana Cula, PhD, Research Manager, Physiology and Biophysics, Johnson & Johnson


Track: Hair Science

Anti-Aging in Hair and Scalp Care: A Clinical Perspective

Speaker: Rebecca A. Kazin, MD, Board Certified Dermatologist, Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery, and Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Track: Skin/Sun Science

Reactivating Sunscreens via Azobenzene Compounds

Speaker: Jin-ye Wang, PhD, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Team Leader of Biomaterials Lab, Shanghai Jiaotong University


Track: Skin/Sun Science

Sponsor Spotlight: Active Organics

Speaker: Patrick D. Bentley, Sales Manager, Active Organics Inc.

Track: Hair Science

Sponsor Spotlight: INOLEX

Speaker: Lorraine Lampe, Manager, Personal Care Applications, INOLEX


Track: Hair Science

Mechanisms of Hair Growth and Growth Inhibition

Speaker: Gill Westgate, PhD, Business Development Manager, Centre for Skin Sciences, University of Bradford

Track: Skin/Sun Science

Skin's Microbiome and Topical Product Implications

Speaker: Elizabeth Grice, PhD, Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania


Track: Skin/Sun Science

Sponsor Spotlight: DSM Nutritional Products, LLC

Speaker: Manal Sarris, Senior Marketing Manager, DSM


Mixologiste: Innovation Crosses Categories

Speaker: Mohamed Omer, Global Haircare and Oral Hygiene Analyst, Mintel


Regulatory Changes on a Global Scale

Speaker: Robert Ross-Fichtner, President & CEO, Focal Point Research


Cancer and Aging: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

Speaker: Thomas R. Tritton, Senior Fellow at the Chemical Heritage Foundation, and a Visiting Scholar, University of Pennsylvania

All exhibitors, sessions, presenters, times and locations are subject to change without notice.