July 3, 2017 - July 5, 2017

Recent advances in basic and applied science in cosmetics

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The International Interdisciplinary Conference titled Recent advances in basic and applied science in cosmetics will be held from 3rd to 5th of July 2017 in Tours.

The Conference aims to update the knowledge in the fields of biophysics, chemistry, biochemistry and imaging applied to skin and cosmetics. This event will gather renowned academy and industry experts and will offer a unique chance to debate the latest topics, issues, trends and challenges in the cosmetics and dermatology field. For this purpose, the scientific program will cross both fundamental research fields, such as physical and chemical properties of systems of cosmetic interest, bioprotection molecular mechanisms and interface chemical processes, and advanced analytical, imaging and simulation techniques.

Another goal of the Conference is to build cross-disciplinary collaborations to create a scientific value chain, leading to the emergence of new innovative collaborative research activities and to significant socio-economic impacts. Cosmetics is a field where new scientific and technical opportunities and challenges need to be tackled: on this purpose, for stimulating interdisciplinary and fruitful discussions, some renowned international experts will be invited as lecturers in order to widen the overview of scientific and technological results and perspectives. For achieving the goal to encourage dialogue and interaction among participants, a lot of time will be devoted to discussions during lectures, talks, poster session and social event, this latter being combined with an open round table.

The Conference will be held in Tours in the heart of the territory covered by Cosmetic Valley which supports growth in the cosmetics sector by means of research, training and development activities and services specifically aimed at very small and medium sized enterprises.

Confirmed speakers



Recent advances in basis and applied sciences in cosmetics

Conference program


  • 10H15    Welcome registration 
  • 11H00    Opening
  • 11H30    Christophe Masson
    Presentation of the Cosmetic Valley
  • 11H45    Pr C. Austen Angell, Arizona State University - USA (Keynote lecture)
  • 12H45    Lunch - Le Barju
  • 14H30    Thomas Rochette-Castel, Cellule Europe, H2020 funding opportunities 

First session

Innovative and nature-inspired biomaterials and formulation
  • 14H45    Dr Dominique Langevin, Université Paris Sud - France
  • ​15H15    Pr Salvatore Magazù, Center of Molecular Biophysics - France 
  • 15H45    Coffee break
  • 16H05    Pr Michael Raghunath, Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) - Switzerland
  • 16H35    Dr Victor Retamero de La Rosa, Ghent University – Belgium
  • 16H55    Dr Joana Silva, 3B’S – Portugal
  • 17H25    Poster session
  • 18H30    Public Lecture in french by Dr Emilie Munnier (NMNS, University of Tours - France) and Dr Francis Vial (R&D Director, Spincontrol - France)
    Efficacité des cosmétiques: comment est-elle démontrée ? 
  • 20H00    Dinner - Le Turon

Second day, Tuesday 4th July

Second session

Large scale facilities as driving forces in future cosmetic sciences 
  • 08H45    Dr Christiane Alba-Simionesco, LLB Director and President of European Neutron Scattering Association - France
  • 09H15    Dr Andrew Thompson, Scientific Director of SOLEIL Synchrotron – France
  • 09H45    Pr Bruno Robert, Institut Joliot, CEA Saclay - France
  • ​10H15    Coffee break and Poster session

Third session

Recent advances in modeling by soft-matter inspired theoretical approaches
  • 10H45    Pr Francesco Piazza, Center of Biophysics Molecular (CBM) - France
  • 11H15    Pr Anand Yethiraj, Memorial University of Newfoundland - Canada
  • 11H45    Pr Giuseppe Foffi, Laboratoire de Physique des Solides, Université Paris Sud – France
  • 12H15    Lunch - Le Barju

Fourth session

Recent advances in formulation and characterization

Recent advances in formulation

  • 14H00    Dr Sivakumar Ponnurengam Malliappan, NMNS, University of Tours – France
  • 14H30    Dr Anniina Salonen, Laboratoire de Physique des Solides, Université Paris Sud - France
  • 15H00    Dr Renata Vidor Contri, Univates – Brazil
  • 15H30    Dr Domenico Gabriele, University of Calabria – Italy
  • 16H00    Dr Nicolas Huang, Université Paris-Sud - France
  • 16H20    Coffee break and Poster session

Recent advances in characterization

  • 16H50    Pr Michel Grisel, University of Le Havre – France
  • 17H20    Lynda Miloudi, NMNS, University of Tours – France
  • 17H40    Dr Eric Lesellier, ICOA, University of Orléans - France
  • 18H00    Dr Francis Vial, R&D Director,,Spincontrol - France
  • 19H00    Shuttle departure
  • 19H30    Social dinner - Château de Beaulieu

Third day, Wednesday 5th July

  • 09H00    Dr Emmanuelle Percheron
    Presentation of the Cosmetosciences program

Fifth session

Recent advances in skin exploration 
  • 09H15    Dr Alexey Feofanov, Laboratory of optical microscopy and spectroscopy of biomolecules - Russia
  • 09H45    Dr Franck Bonnier, NMNS, University of Tours – France
  • 10H05    Dr Ali Tfayli, Paris-Sud University - France
  • 10H25    Poster Flash communications
  • 10H40    Coffee Break
  • 11H10    Dr Gerwin Puppels, Erasmus MC – Netherlands
  • 11H40    Pr Marc Feuilloley, University Rouen Normandy – France
  • 12H00    Poster prize ceremony and conclusion
  • 12H30    Lunch

The publication of both oral and poster presentations in an international peer-reviewed Journal is foreseen.

One (or more) best poster award will be assigned (e.g. prize: inscription to next Cosminnov Conference).


All submissions must be made during or after registration (before the 29/05/2017)

The selection will be confirmed not later than the 06/06/2017.

Abstract call:

  • Innovative and nature-inspired biomaterials and formulation
  • Large Scale Facilities as driving forces in future cosmetic sciences
  • Recent advances in modeling by soft-matter inspired theoretical approaches
  • Recent advances in formulation and characterization
  • Recent advances in skin exploration

Poster call:

The best posters will have the opportunity to give a fire talk (3 slides of presentation during 5/7 minutes).
One of them will be awarded. Please note that we do not print the posters, but racks & pins will be provided for up to A0 sizes.


Private institutions250 EUR
Public participant180 EUR
Students75 EUR
Gala dinner60 EUR

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