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 




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

Laboratory of Woody Plants and Crops Biology (LBLGC) /Centre INRAE Val de Loire, 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

Laboratory of Woody Plants and Crops Biology (LBLGC) /Centre INRAE Val de Loire, 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.



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, short talks (3minutes, 1 slide) and poster should be submitted before Monday 4th 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 not later than Friday 08th September 2023.

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

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)  

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


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