Plant rediscovery with advanced tools for well-being applications

October 09, 2023 - October 11, 2023

Hôtel Dupanloup
1 rue Dupanloup
45000 Orleans


Silk and spices Road, established since more than 4000 years, facilitated the discovery of numerous plants with gustatory, therapeutic, and cosmetic properties in Asia, Africa, and Europe, and later integrated the Americas. Among these plants, some of them have become emblematic of countries for example Ylang Ylang  from Madagascar, known for its calming and relaxing properties, Bourbon vanilla from Reunion Island, used as a spice and in beauty products, African Shea butter from Cameroon or Burkina Faso, used to moisturize and protect the skin, Argan oil from Morocco, rich in antioxidants and used to nourish the skin and hair, as well as Cocoa from Brazil, a beneficial ingredient for the skin and is increasingly used in cosmetics for its nourishing, toning and stimulating properties.
Today, technological advances in analytical chemistry allow to rediscover plants traditionally used in various cultures around the world by identifying more precisely their chemical composition, evaluating numerous biological activities and correlating both. Moreover, for widely exploited species, these technologies also make the valorization of by-products possible with the extraction of remaining bioactive substances offering new applications for the well-being. 
This conference has the aim to gather international and national experts in the field of natural products valorisation for well-being applications.


This international conference is organised in the framework of the COSMETOSCIENCES ARD CVL Programme.


Key words: 

Well-being, Plant, Co-product, Traditional use, Eco-Extraction, Metabolomics


Main topics: 

  • Ethic Sourcing of natural products by ethnobotanical  
  • Valorisation of by-products from plant industrial transformation  
  • Analytical chemistry : eco-extraction, metabolomics
  • Chemical composition and bioactivity correlation 




Confirmed speakers

  • Prof. Mehdi Beniddir, Paris-Saclay University - FR
    Prof. Mehdi Beniddir
    BioCIS, Paris-Saclay University
    17, Avenue des Sciences, 91400 Orsay, France
    Phone: (+) 33 1 80 00 63 43

    Mehdi Beniddir is a Professor of Natural Product Chemistry at the Faculty of Pharmacy of Paris-Saclay University. He obtained his PhD under the guidance of Dr Françoise Guéritte and Dr Marc Litaudon at the Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles (ICSN-CNRS) in 2012. After a post-doctoral period in the group of Prof. Erwan Poupon, he joined the Faculty of Pharmacy of Paris-Saclay University in 2014. His research interests include the streamlined discovery and structure elucidation of intricate natural substances from plants, marine invertebrates and micro-organisms using MS-based dereplication approaches. He is currently the coordinator of the IRN (International Research Network) “Integrative Natural Product Chemistry” (i-NPCHEM).

    Revisiting Previously Investigated Plants using Chemoinformatic Tools

    Landmark advances in bioinformatics tools and analytical chemistry, particularly in mass spectrometry (MS), have recently enhanced the field of natural product (NP) research, putting today’s practicing chemists in the enviable position of being able to efficiently speed up the NP discovery process. In this context, molecular networking, an emerging computer-based approach, has totally revolutionized the “art of NP isolation”, enabling the transition from the traditional “grind and find” model to the streamlined hypothesis driven targeting of NPs.
    As part of our continuing interest in monoterpene indole alkaloid (MIA) chemistry, we recently implemented an in-house MS/MS database, constituted of a cumulative collection of alkaloids from the global natural products research community. These endeavors led to the construction of the largest MS/MS dataset of MIAs to date, that we named: (MIADB). Thanks to this database, we developed a streamlined molecular networking dereplication pipeline directed toward the reinvestigation of previously studied MIA-containing plants. This pipeline allowed to prioritize the isolation workflow toward new alkaloids bearing unprecedented carbon skeleton and interesting biological activities. This presentation is intended to describe the most significant results gleaned from the reinvestigation of several forgotten plants by this new generation of sophisticated tools.

  • Prof. Said Gharby , Ibn Zohr University Polydisciplinary Faculty of Taroudant - MA
    Prof. Said Gharby
    Ibn Zohr University Polydisciplinary Faculty of Taroudant
    Address: BP. 271, Taroudant 83000
    Phone: (+) 212694768189

    Said gharby was born in 1978 in Casablanca City, Morocco. He received his Ph.D. in analytical chemistry, from Faculty of Science, University Mohammed V Rabat, in 2012. He had published more than 90 papers in international journals and presented about seventy 70 communications in symposia and national/international meetings. 
    Since 2017, Said Gharby was appointed as a professor of analytical chemistry and quality control at the Polydisciplinary Faculty of Taroudant, Ibn Zohr University.
    Before joining the university as a professor, said Gharby has worked in the food industry at LESIEUR CRISTAL (2004–2011) in Casablanca, Morocco and then at Ministry of Agriculture, Autonomous Establishment of Control and Coordination of Exports, currently known as Morocco Foodex (2011–2017), Agadir, Morocco.

    Valorization of Argan oil:  Scientific Research to Enhance the Value of Argan Oil

    Argan oil (AO) has long been traditionally prepared by the Amazigh people in southern Morocco. However, the last twenty years were marked by a shift from traditional AO production to a semi-automated production within cooperatives. Whereas, artisanal oil was only intended to satisfy local, daily, and family consumption. The AO production by cooperatives using mechanical presses has made it possible to supply high quantity of AO at a large scale and of certified quality in terms of health and analysis. This has significantly improved the quality of the oil, enabling it to be marketed well beyond Morocco's borders and establishing its worldwide reputation. AO marketing is increasing steadily and considerably throughout the world. To maintain and expand its market share, Morocco needs to guarantee optimum conditions for the production of high-quality oils that meet the requirements of international standards.
    To accompany and support this strategy, our lab has initiated fundamental and applied research for the development and certification of Moroccan AO. Regarding applied research, we have focused particularly on AO quality. Our efforts have focused on studying the factors impacting on the quality of this oil, improving its preparation processes, its conservation, identifying fraud detection techniques and the influence of physical refining on AO quality including AO organoleptic properties. These studies have enabled us to identify several essential factors for the production of certified quality oil, and have led us to propose methods that can be easily used by the entire AO industry.

    Keywords: Argan oil; quality; stability and adulteration

  • Dr Keshika Heas-Mahadeo, University of La Réunion - FR
    Dr Keshika Heas-Mahadeo
    University of La Réunion
    Address: CS 92003, 15 Av. René Cassin, Saint-Denis Cedex 9 97400, La Réunion
    Phone: (+262) 262 93 81 87

    Since 2022, I am associate professor in the laboratory CHEMBIOPRO (Laboratoire de Chimie et Biotechnologie des Produits naturels) at the University of Reunion Island. My research topics are focused on aromatic and medicinal plants. I mainly work on valorisation of plants and co-products through characterization of active compounds for cosmetics or pharmaceutics applications. 

    Valorisation of terpenes from Citrus peel waste 

    Terpenes are widely distributed compounds with a range of interesting industrial applications. Naturally occurring as major compound in several plants, cyclic monoterpenes are not valorised in the perfumery industry because of their high oxidation activity towards oxidants such as dioxygen.  Limonene, a cyclic monoterpene is an important bio-sourced component present in Citrus peels and can be produced on an industrial scale especially by the fruit juice industry in Reunion Island. Limonene represents more than 90% of tangor peel oil, which is not valorised yet in Reunion Island. Thus, it is an inexpensive precursor of flavour compounds. The project TERPENOX (FEDER funding) focused on the transformation of limonene and other monoterpenes into useful products. The transformation has been proceeded by catalytic oxidation using different metal catalysts through a modified Mukaiyama process. The reaction allowed the conversion of 95% of the limonene and a selectivity of 61% for limonene-1,2-oxide, the precursor of the flavour and fragrance agent trans-carveol. 

  • Prof. Alessandra Lopes de Oliveira, University of São Paulo - BR
    Prof. Alessandra Lopes de Oliveira
    University of São Paulo (USP) - BR
    Address: FZEA/USP, Av. Duque de Caxias Norte, 225, Jdim. Elite, Pirassununga, SP, Brasil, CEP: 13635-005
    Phone: (+)55 19 992113200

    She is a Food Engineer with doctorate in Food Engineering. She was a visiting researcher at University of Orleans (ICOA). She is currently a full professor at the Faculty of Animal Science and Food Engineering at the University of São Paulo, Head of the Department and Coordinator of the Postgraduate Program in Food Engineering (PPGEA). She is a supervisor at PPGEA and a member of the International Master Program at University of Bordeaux (UFR of Pharmaceutical Sciences). She is a reviewer for several scientific journals with a safe editorial policy. Develops research in food engineering processes, with systems that use supercritical carbon dioxide and pressurized liquid extraction, working mainly on topics relating to optimization of green processes to obtain natural extracts.

    Processes that employ green technology to obtain extracts for use in functional foods and cosmetics

    The sustainable development goals (SDGs) agreed by 193 United Nations member states establish a new concept of development. The objectives to be achieved by 2030 aim to eradicate poverty, protect the environment and ensure that people live well. The 17 SDGs are interconnected and, in addition to eradicating poverty (SDG 1) and eradicating hunger (SDG 2), these actions aim to ensure well-being for all, at all ages (SDG 3), building resilient infrastructure, industrialization inclusive and sustainable development by promoting technological innovation (SDG 9), protecting and promoting the sustainable use of ecosystems, combating soil degradation, protecting forests and halting the loss of biodiversity (SDG 15).
    When we talk about producing natural extracts using clean and green technology, we are addressing SDGs 3, 9 and 15, as we employ technological innovation in the sustainable production of natural extracts. When active principles from forest plants are discovered, we begin to protect them, encouraging their maintenance. Furthermore, new extracts without residues of organic solvents are being generated with the purpose of use in food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic products. In this context, I will present the concepts and operational of two extraction processes that use health-safe and renewable solvents applied to obtain natural extracts (Supercritical Fluid Extraction and Pressurized Liquid Extraction). And finally, Microbiorefinery as a new concept of industrial production.

  • Prof. Badiaa Lyoussi , University Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdallah - MA
    Prof. Badiaa Lyoussi
    University Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdallah - MA
    Laboratory of Natural Substances, Pharmacology, Environment, Modeling, Health and Quality of Life (SNAMOPEQ),, University Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdallah, POBox 1796 Fez Atlas, Fez, Morocco
    Phone: (+) 212661354246

    Prof. Badiaa Lyoussi, Head of Laboratory of Natural Substances, Pharmacology, Environment, Modeling, Health and Quality of Life (SNAMOPEQ), Member of the Apitherapy Commission of Apimondia, has a good experience over 30 years in the physiopathology and pharmacology of natural products. She had more than 206 scientific publications with h-index (41). She won the first price in the excellence for scientific research and innovation including active participation in innovative projects related to api-phytotherapy approach’s. She received a Doctorate from France since 1984 and a second PhD from Belgium since 1992.  She gives more than 60 conferences on bee products and medicinal plants in several countries and organized more than 30 international conferences on natural products and pathologies.

    Unveiling the techno-functional and bioactive properties of bee products in cosmetics

    Bee products have been used for skin care as ingredients of cosmetics. They possesses specific active substances which determine their use for various skin problems. 
    Honey is regenerative and antimicrobial. Propolis is rich in phenolic compounds, which determine antimicrobial, antioxidative and regenerative activities.  Bee pollen may effectively enhance protective mechanisms against skin aging, ultraviolet B radiation, oxidative damage, and melanogenesis. Royal jelly contains 10-hydroxy-trans-2-decenoic acid which improves the production of collagen and is antiseptic. Royal jelly is recommended to formulate cosmetic products with moisturizing, smoothing and general conditioning effects on the skin. Beeswax is one of nature’s best ingredients to use, and works as a thickening agent, emulsifier, and humectant. Beeswax is used for production of cosmetics and ointments in pharmacy. Bee venom (apitoxin) exhibit photoprotective and antiaging effect on the skin and stimulates the production of the naturally-occurring chemicals collagen and elastin. 
    This presentation will show some of our experience and others introducing bee products for health and cosmetic applications. Due to a large number of biological activities, bee products could be considered as important ingredients in cosmetics applied to skin.

    Keywords: Apicosmetics, bee products; flavonoids, phenolic acids, skin care, health ,  anti-oxidant, cosmetics, Protection.

  • Dr Mahenina Jaovita Manase, University of Antsiranana - MG
    Dr Mahenina Jaovita Manase

    University of Antsiranana

    Address: BP0, Antsiranana 201

    Phone: (+) 261324059096

    Mahenina Jaovita Manase received his PhD in Pharmacognosy from the University of Burgundy, France. He is currently an associate professor at University of Antsiranana, Madagascar. His research interests are largely focused on the analytical chemistry of natural products from plants, as well as the use of various biological assays to assess the potential of these molecules. He is working on the development of an international project that aims to increase the value of plants that are traditionally used by the Malagasy people.

    From traditional use to successful well-being products: Illustrations through Malagasy Plants

    The exceptional biodiversity of Madagascar is distinguished by a high rate of endemic species, which play a vital role in the lives of the Malagasy people. Indeed, the island's flora serves as a source of traditional remedies and well-being deeply rooted in local culture, as evidenced by the Masojoany, combining a sun mask and a marker of cultural identity. The words of Professor Ratsimamanga, "Sublime is the science that aims to preserve life," perfectly emphasize how science, inspired by these traditional practices, has led to the development of exceptional products, such as the active ingredient derived from Centella asiatica, a cornerstone of the Centella Trademark’s organic cosmetic range, and the use of Harungana madagascariensis in Clarins cream lines. It is also fascinating to note that introduced plants, such as cocoa and Ylang-ylang, significantly contribute to the cosmetics industry with their valuable ingredients.

  • Yolande Sandrine Mengue Ngadena , University of Yaoundé - CM
    Yolande Sandrine Mengue Ngadena
    University of Yaoundé 1
    Address: Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, Letters and Social Sciences, University of Yaoundé 1, 7073 Yaoundé-Cameroon
    Phone: (+) 237 699001781

    Sandrine Mengue is currently a Senior lecturer of Psychophysiology at the University of Yaoundé 1 (Cameroon). She earned her Master of Animal Physiology at the same university, in 2011, and her Ph.D. in the same field with an emphasis on nervous impairment linked to postmenopause in 2016.  Working with Prof. Paul Dzeufiet at the Laboratory of Physiology (168), in her thesis work, she pioneered the Suok test behavioral paradigm in ovariectomized rats for determining estrogen-like effects on brain disorders and evaluated estrogenic properties of Gouania longipetala on postmenopausal-related disorders.

    After completing her Ph.D., Sandrine accepted a position in 2018 as an Assistant research officer, at the Department of Animal Production and Fisheries, Institute of Agricultural Research for Development, Yaoundé, where she worked for 2 years.  During that time, she developed and used new instrumentation for performing high-yield fisheries and livestock by using plant or meal supplementation to reduce mortality. She is still working nowadays with her pass-collaborators.  Last year, she focused in particular on the effects of plant meal supplementation on egg quality, semen characteristics, and some Stress Markers in Brahma Chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus). This year they, evaluated the effect of feeds on the histopathology of gills, skin, liver, and kidneys of Clarias gariepinus (Burchell, 1822) reared in plastic tanks.

    In 2020, Sandrine accepted an Assistant position at the University of Yaoundé 1, where she has been since that time.  While at Yaoundé 1, Sandrine is actually the coordinator of the Neurosciences axis at the Laboratory of Development and Maldevelopment at the Department of Psychology. She has continued her work in pharmacology, metabolic diseases, and neurosciences. With constantly improving analysis of behavioral paradigm evaluation with any Maze software, she continued to evaluate antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, estrogenic, neuroprotective, antimicrobial, and antifungal properties of plant extract in different models. This program has evolved its focus in recent years to menopause consequences due to pleiotropic activities of estrogens that induce vasomotor symptoms, microbiota imbalance, neuronal disorders, psychological disorders, skin dryness and itches, osteoporosis, and vaginal dryness among others. Besides, she recently established in a rat model that postmenopausal status exacerbates stress-related neurological disorders in rats.

    Sandrine Mengue is affiliated with scientific societies like ALBA-Network, World Women in Neurosciences (WWN), and International Brain Organization (IBRO) and she is the vice regional representative of the Organization of Women in Science for Developing World Cameroon National Chapter, Centre Branch. Sandrine has 25 refereed publications in pharmacology, metabolic disease, and neurosciences.

    Phytochemical Profiling, in Vitro Biological Activities and in Silico Molecular Docking Investigations of a Traditional Palliative of Menopausal Symptoms: Pterocarpus soyauxii Taub. (Papilionaceae)

    Introduction: Menopause has clear consequences on the skin, such as a decrease in collagen and elasticity as well as an impact on common dermatoses. Herbal extracts are frequently included in cosmetic products because of a variety of related traits, such as their antioxidant properties. Pterocarpus soyauxii aqueous extract (PSAE) will be thoroughly investigated in this study to determine its phytocompounds, antioxidant, monoamine oxidase A (MOA A) inhibitor, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antifungal potentials. Methods: Thus, colorimetric tests were used to assess the amounts of polyphenols, flavonoids, oxalates, phytates, saponins, and carotenoids in PSAE. Using its inhibitory effects on NADPH-Oxidase (NADPH-O) and lipid peroxidation, PSAE was subjected to an in vitro antioxidant study. Molecular docking calculations were used to identify the probable binding modalities of 7-O-acetyl formononetin, an isoflavone identified in PSAE to the MOA A and potential inhibitory mechanisms. Baicalin was compared to PSAE's in vitro alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity, NO, 5-lipoxygenase (5-lox) inhibitions, and albumin denaturation. By calculating the Minimum Bactericidal/Fungicidal Concentrations (MBCs/MFCs) and Minimum Inhibitory Concentrations (MICs) against the bacteria E. coli and S. aureus and the fungus C. albicans, antimicrobial and antifungal properties of PSAE were evaluated. Results and discussion: The following compounds were shown to have significant concentrations per 100g of dry weight (DW) of polyphenols, flavonoids, tannins, saponins, phytates, oxalates, and carotenoids: 656.58±9.18 mg gallic acid equivalents, 201.25±5.52 mg quercetin equivalents, 18.42±1.25 mg, 6.37±0.14 mg, 5.24±0.92 mg, 7.35±0.52 mg, and 16.01±0.75 mg, respectively. Lipid peroxidation (IC50=684.27±8.47 µg/mL) and NADPH-O (IC50=524.25±12.54 µg/mL) inhibitions compared to ascorbic acid provided strong evidence of the PSAE's antioxidant activity. The 7-O-acetyl formononetin found in PSAE possesses the ability to cross the BBB and has a docking score of -9.69 kcal/mol. All residues on the MOA A's active site can react with this isoflavone.  Furthermore, PSAE displayed significant and concentration-dependent suppression of albumin denaturation, 5-lox, and enhanced ALP activity of macrophages when compared to baicalin at different doses (0.1-1000 g/mL). The IC50 ranges of PSAE are slightly larger (25.74-85.71 g/mL) than the standard (12.26 -25.74 g/mL), suggesting moderate enzyme inhibition that may prevent negative side effects. Although the MICs for S. aureus and E. coli are respectively 0.00097 and 0.0019 mg/mL, the MBC values for the two species are the same at 0.0039 mg/mL. For C. albicans, the MFC and MCI are 0.0019 and 0.00097 mg/mL, respectively. Conclusion: This study suggests that the PSAE had constituents (i.e., polyphenols, flavonoids, oxalates, carotenoids) with biological activities that can justify its incorporation in cosmetics for menopausal-related skin disorders. It lends credence to the folklore claims of P. soyauxii heartwood and reveals its potential as a possible source of bioactive compounds for medicinal and pharmaceutical exploration.

  • Prof. Anne-Claire Mitaine-Offer, Centre for Taste and Feeding Behavior (CSGA) - FR
    Prof. Anne-Claire Mitaine-Offer
    Centre for Taste and Feeding Behavior (CSGA), UFR des Sciences de Santé, University of Burgundy
    Address: 7 Bd Jeanne d’Arc, 21000 Dijon
    Phone: (+) 33 3 80 39 34 74

    After a Pharmacy degree in 1993 at the University of Montpellier, I graduated a Ph.D. in Pharmacognosy in 1998, at the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne (French Ministry of Higher Education and Research grant). Then, I have been recruited at the University of Bourgogne as associate professor in Pharmacognosy in 1999, and full professor in 2009. I have been at the head of the Laboratory of Pharmacognosy since 2018. The main topics of my research are phytochemistry, chemistry of natural compounds, glycosides, chromatography, structural analysis, 2D-NMR, structure/activity relationships. I am a member of the Center for Taste and Feeding Behavior (CSGA), CNRS, INRAE, Agro Institute, University of Burgundy, Dijon, France.

    Essential oils : Chemical composition and therapeutic uses

    The essential oils are highly valued by the public and are used in family medication, as cosmetics or hygiene products. However, they contain molecules known for their therapeutic or toxic activity depending on the dose. In this talk, the importance of the quality of these oils, depending on the raw material, their chemical composition, mostly mono- and sesquiterpenes, the notion of chemotaxonomy, and their extraction, will be discussed. When all these aspects of aromatherapy are taken into account, then, the therapeutic or cosmetic uses of these natural products can be done safely. Some examples of pharmaceutical and hospital aromatic protocols will be presented, using essential oils and the corresponding hydrolates too.

  • Dr Marc Olivier, Sama Bioconsult Developpement - BF
    Dr Marc Olivier

    Sama Bioconsult Developpement - BF

    BP 1323 Bobo Dioulasso
    Phone: (+) (226) 76 60 97 80 / + (33) 6 08 56 37 94

    I am an ethnobotanist, studying and promoting of plants and traditions in Africa, particularly in Burkina Faso. I record and promote oral knowledges like traditional medicine.
    I am working with cosmetics companies to establish sustainable vegetal suply chains. This includes searching for plants with cosmetic potential, as well as addressing legislative and logistical aspects to facilitate local development actions. 
    I attach great importance to respect for people and nature. I was one of the founders of the International Forum Africa and Beauty, in 2004 with Mr Patrice ANDRE. I also carry local development actions thanks to funding from my partners in cosmetics, which support training initiatives, the construction of buildings, equipment, scholarships, etc.

    Interest of the ethnobotanical method in establishing sustainable plants supply chains for cosmetics in Burkina Faso

    We will present Burkina Faso, a Sahelian country with strong potential for ethnobotanical studies and the development of traditional cosmetic supply chains, through ethnobotanical methods.

    We present several species who leads to cosmetic active ingredients, explaining their traditional uses, phytochemical studies and efficacy tests and present sustainable supply chains:
    -    Baobab Oil and Fruit powder, Greentech SA
    -    Papaya leaves, Esprit d’Ethique
    -    Acacia seeds, Laboratoires Expanscience
    -    Mango Tree leaves, Givaudan
    -    Anogeissus bark, Givaudan
    We integrate good harvesting, drying, packaging practices, training in the management f local associations. Our approach emphasizes importance of quality and safety, while respecting both the local populations and environment. We take into account both local and international legislations, implementation of certain certifications (Organic, UEBT, active or in progress).

    Finally, we will discuss local development actions financed by cosmetic partners from France for Burkina Faso, which constitute a significant aspect of my work, taking into account needs of local partners and many actions concerning the study and protection of Nature.

    As a conclusion, we will highlight the demonstrated interest of ethnobotany and the potential of Sahelian plants for cosmetics, including the establishment of balanced and sustainable partnerships with external companies, respectful of socio-economic and environmental aspects.

  • Celina Rocquet , Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT) - NL
    Celina Rocquet
    Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT) - NL
    Address: De Ruijterkade 6, 1013 AA,
    Amsterdam, the Netherlands
    Phone: (+) 33 6 89 95 26 83

    Celina is an expert on access and benefit sharing (ABS) and provides technical expertise on issues related to innovation and sourcing of biodiversity. For the past 22 years, she worked in the cosmetic industry, both for ingredient suppliers and brands. She specialized in sustainable innovation and has been a consultant for life science based industries since 2010, especially on ABS. She also worked with the GIZ. Since 2007, she has trained companies and students on sustainable development, innovation and geopolitics & SDG. Celina holds a Master in Molecular and Plant Biology, as well as in Marketing.

    ABS and research: what to expect?

    Over the past decade, the concept of ABS (Access and Benefit-Sharing) has emerged as a crucial regulatory mandate that has commanded the attention and resources of numerous organizations. ABS is a multifaceted domain that engages various departments within these organizations, with a significant emphasis on research. In this presentation, we aim to explore the underlying factors contributing to this extensive involvement and delve into the intricate interconnections between ABS and research, spanning both academic and applied realms.

Scientific Committee


Dr Pierre-Eric Campos

Institute of Organic and Analytical Chemistry (ICOA) / CNRS, University of Orléans - FR

Pierre-Eric Campos defended his PhD in chemistry of natural products in 2017 under the supervision of Professors B. Illien and A. Bialecki at the University of La Réunion. He carried out a post-doctorate at the same University (2018-2020) as part of the European H2020 TASCMAR project, coordinated by DR J. Ouazzani from ICSN. Following these experiences, he joined the ICOA as a Lecturer in 2020 where he conducts research focused on the exploration of terrestrial and marine biodiversity for the discovery and structural characterization of new bioactive natural products for pharmaceutical and cosmetics uses.


Prof. Émilie Destandau

Institute of Organic and Analytical Chemistry (ICOA) / CNRS, University of Orléans - FR

Emilie Destandau develops eco-responsible extraction methods using microwave assisted or pressurized liquid extraction, chromatographic methods hyphenated to mass spectrometry and data treatment using chemometric and bio-informatic tools to identify bioactive compounds. She applies these metabolomics approaches to the production of active ingredients for cosmetics as well as to the study of changes in metabolic expression of plants subjected to different types of conditions.

Hano Christophe

Dr Christophe Hano

Institute of Organic and Analytical Chemistry (ICOA) / CNRS, University of Orléans - FR

Christophe Hano, completed his PhD in 2005 and is now Assistant Professor at the University of Orleans with research activities at the Woody Plant and Crops Biology Lab (LBLGC INRAE USC1328). Throughout his research career, Dr Hano, focused on plant specialized metabolism. He is coordinating research programs in collaboration with industrials and academics, focusing on the bioproduction of natural cosmeceuticals using various plant production systems. He is Secretary of the French Society Plant Specialized Metabolism (Meta-SP), and Board Member and French Representative of the Phytochemical Society of Europe.


Dr Mahenina Jaovita Manase, LE STUDIUM Research Fellow / ARD CVL COSMETOSCIENCES

University of Antsiranana - MG

Institute of Organic and Analytical Chemistry (ICOA) / CNRS, University of Orléans - FR

Mahenina Jaovita Manase received his PhD in Pharmacognosy from the University of Burgundy, France. He is currently an associate professor at University of Antsiranana, Madagascar. His research interests are largely focused on the analytical chemistry of natural products from plants, as well as the use of various biological assays to assess the potential of these molecules. He is working on the development of an international project that aims to increase the value of plants that are traditionally used by the Malagasy people.


DAY 1 – Monday 09th October 2023

  • 12:30    Welcome lunch & registration                
  • 14:00    Official opening 

SESSION 1 - Ethnobotany

  • 14:30    Dr Marc Olivier - Interest of the ethnobotanical method in establishing sustainable plants supply chains for cosmetics in Burkina Faso                
  • 15:15    Dr Mahenina Manase - From traditional use to successfull well-being products: Illustrations through Malagasy Plants
  • 16:00    Coffee break
  • 16:30    Dr Zoltan László - Unveiling the neglected potential of wild rose species in cosmetics and pharmaceutics
  • 17:00    Dr Ebru Özdemir – An ethnobotanical survey of cosmetic plants used in Marmara region of Türkiye
  • 17:30    Poster session 
  • 18:00    End of the conference day / Arrival audience public lecture 
  • 18:30    Public lecture in French - Prof. Emilie Destandau & Dr Christophe Hano - Végétal local : source d'innovation pour de nouveaux ingrédients cosmétiques.
  • 20:00    Wine & Cheese cocktail

DAY 2 -Tuesday 10th October 2023

  • 08:45    Welcome coffee

SESSION 2 – Plant valorization

  • 09:00   Celina Rocquet-Bassiri - ABS and research: what to expect?
  • 09:45   Prof. Said Gharby - Valorization of Argan oil:  Scientific Research to Enhance the Value of Argan Oil
  • 10:30   Coffee break
  • 11:00   Dr Keshika Heas-Mahadeo - Valorisation of terpenes from Citrus peel waste
  • 11:45   Ronan Pelé & Olivier Yzebe - Plants of industrial interest Enhancement and development of certain plants based on their cultivation route and the characterization of the active ingredients contained
  • 12:15    Dr Sonia Malik - Biotechnological methods for the sustainable production of natural compounds from poplar under controlled environmental conditions
  • 12:45    Lunch

SESSION 3 – Bioactivity and eco-process

  • 14:00    Prof. Badiaa Lyoussi - Unveiling the techno-functional and bioactive properties of bee products in cosmetics
  • 14:45    Prof. Anne Claire Mitaine-Offer - Essential oils: Chemical composition and therapeutic uses
  • 15:30    Coffee break 
  • 16:00    Prof. Alessandra Lopes - Processes that employ green technology to obtain extracts for use in functional foods and cosmetics
  • 16:45    Dr Bénédicte Sennelier - Subcritical water extract from upcycled Patchouli leaves/stems (Pogostemon cablin (Blanco) Benth.): a novel hair care ingredient for treatment of scalp dry flakes with emotional benefits
  • 17:15    Poster session 
  • 18:00    Guided visit of the city centre
  • 19:30    Social dinner

DAY 3 - Wednesday 11th October 2023

  • 08:45    Welcome coffee

SESSION 4 – Phytochemistry

  • 09:00    Dr Sandrine Mengue - Phytochemical Profiling, in Vitro Biological Activities and in Silico Molecular Docking Investigations of a Traditional Palliative of Menopausal Symptoms: Pterocarpus soyauxii Taub. (Papilionaceae)
  • 09:45    Audrey Le Cabec - Exploration of the phytochemical diversity of ornamental plants in a co-valorisation objective
  • 10:15    Coffee break
  • 10:30    Prof. Mehdi Beniddir - Revisiting Previously Investigated Plants using Chemoinformatic Tools
  • 11:15    B to B or general discussion
  • 12:00    Best poster awards
  • 12:15    Conclusion


Hotel Dupanloup


Hôtel Dupanloup : 1, rue Dupanloup - 45000 ORLEANS - FR

The conference venue is unique. Located right next to the Orléans’ cathedral, the episcopal palace of Orléans, built between 1635 and 1641, locally known as the Hôtel Dupanloup, is a classical French building which served until 1905 of residence to the bishops of Orléans.  Since 2014, the renewed palace hosts the International University Center for Research and Le Studium Loire Valley Institute for Advanced Studies.

Participants will be welcomed in this exceptional surrounding, blending Middle Age and Renaissance cultures with modern design and will have the opportunity to discover French cuisine and wines.

Oral presentations & posters

Abstracts for oral presentation and poster should be submitted before Friday 15th September 2023.

Please upload your abstract during the registration or send it before the deadline to

The number of oral presentations is limited, convenors will process a selection and confirm your presentation few days later.

Please note that we do not print the posters, but racks & pins will be provided for up to A0 sizes, portrait format.



The COSMETOSCIENCES ARD CVL Programme will be awarding a €250 prize to the best poster.
May the best poster win!

General Information

Congress Venue

 Hôtel Dupanloup, 1 rue Dupanloup

45000 Orléans, France


Monday, 9 October - Wednesday, 11 October 2023


The official language of the Congress is English

Welcome pack and Name Badge

 Upon arrival you will receive a welcome pack that includes the printed material of the Conference and your name badge will be given to you at the reception . Please wear your name badge at all times during the Conference and to all official Conference events.

Invitation Letters
Invitation Letters

 An official letter of invitation facilitating the obtention of an entry visa can be sent upon request . In order to receive an invitation letter for visa purposes, send an email to Please note that : 
- we only issue an official letter once the payment of the registration fee has been validated.
- such letters do not represent a commitment on the part of the Organisers to provide any financial assistance.

Certificate of attendance

 After the conference, in order to receive a certficate of participation, send an email to


List of recommended Hotels in Orléans


List of recommended Restaurants in Orléans

How to get there ?

By train: 

* Orléans centre station
 1.5 hour trip from Paris (Austerlitz)

 * Les Aubrais station (4km from Orleans town centre)
Tramway A, 10 minutes trip to Orléans centre station

> Plan your trip by train:

By car:

GPS: 47.90243, 1.91179
Please note that you can't park in the courtyard in front of the Hotel Dupanloup.
Paid car parks nearby : 
Parking Cathédrale, Rue Saint-Pierre Lentin, 45000 Orléans
Parking Hôtel de Ville, 4 Rue Fernand Rabier, 45000 Orléans

 By plane:
*Arrival at Roissy Charles De Gaulle (CDG) airport
Take RER B in direction to Saint Rémy Les Chevreuse, step out at Gare du Nord Stop
Take Metro 5 in direction to Place d'Italie, step out at Gare d'Austerlitz Stop 
> Then take a train to Orléans (see "by train" section above)
*Arrival at Paris-Orly (ORY) airport: 
Take RER C from Pont de Rungis – Aéroport d’Orly in direction to Pontoise.
Step out at Gare d'Austerlitz Stop
> Then take a train to Orléans (see "by train" section above)  


(Including two lunches, a Wine & Cheese cocktail and the coffee breaks)

Private institutions 250 EUR
Public institutions 180 EUR
Students & PhD Scholars 75 EUR
Gala dinner 50 EUR

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