Skin Models in Cosmetic Science: Bridging Established Methods and Novel Technologies
3rd meeting

July 01, 2024 - July 03, 2024

Hôtel Dupanloup
1 rue Dupanloup
45000 Orleans


Following the successful 2019 and 2022 editions, LE STUDIUM is thrilled to announce the return of the International Interdisciplinary Conference, titled 'Skin Models in Cosmetic Science: Bridging Established Methods and Novel Technologies,' for its 3rd edition in the city of Orléans, France. The upcoming conference on the exploration and characterization of human skin in the dermo-cosmetic field aims to unite global experts to unravel the complexities associated with non-invasive analysis and strengthen transversal in vitro, in vivo and in silico approaches. 

Navigating the intricacies of in vivo analysis remains a paramount challenge in dermo-cosmetic research. Traditional techniques often grapple with ethical considerations, individual variability, and the inherent limitations of real-time measurements. In contrast, in vitro and ex vivo models provide a more controlled environment for researchers to scrutinize specific aspects of skin physiology, offering reproducibility and precision in experimentation. By simulating the intricacies of human skin, in vitro and ex vivo models become invaluable tools for researchers seeking a deeper understanding of physiological mechanisms and/or aiming to assess overall skin health. Emerging mathematical models provide predictions that allow interpretation of these data and guide further experimentation.   

The synergy between dermatology and skincare research goes beyond disorder management, contributing to studies on maintaining healthy skin. This dual impact fosters a holistic approach to skincare, where scientific advancements improve patient outcomes and empower individuals to achieve optimal skin health. The conference will act as a catalyst for collaboration, urging a harmonious alliance between academia, industry, and regulatory bodies. By forging interdisciplinary partnerships, participants can expect to expedite the translation of research findings into tangible applications. Moreover, the event will serve as a forum to explore future directions of dermo-cosmetic research, presenting a roadmap for innovative technologies, methodologies, and strategies that will shape the industry's trajectory. 

The conference will offer a platform for experts to discuss and share insights on the various challenges that involve the combination of biology, biophysics, mathematics, and analytical methods for advancing skin science: 

- New alternative methodologies (NAMs) and emerging analytical tools: In vitro, in chemico and in silico NAMs allow researchers to study the relationships between skin biology, skin barrier and the absorption of dermo-cosmetic topical actives. Of increasing interest in the cosmetic sciences, physiologically based pharmaco- or toxicokinetic models (PBPK or PBTK) can predict the absorption and disposition of cosmetics by integrating skin physiological data and physico-chemical data on the active and the formulation within a sound mathematical framework. They can help to interpret experimental data, guide in vitro experiments and in vivo trials and understand the impact of biological variability on product efficacy and safety.   

- Advancements and strategies in optimization of reconstructed skin models for in vitro testing: Nowadays, the challenge of developing and optimizing models that accurately mirror human skin architecture has led to sophisticated 3D models, pushing the boundaries for experiments on metabolically and functionally active human skin models and improving the effectiveness of in vitro testing. 

- Human skin explants to bridge the gap between in vitro and in vivo: Human skin explants remain widely used for ex vivo experimentation. Introducing the use of living skin explants further emphasizes the exploration of the dynamic properties and responses of skin tissues in conditions that mimic in vivo environments. Positioned at the intersection of in vitro and in vivo experimentation, a current challenge is to provide comprehensive results that support clinical studies by avoiding intrusive procedures to preserve the skin in its native state, thereby overcoming traditional invasive protocols. 

- In vivo skin analysis, a multimodal dilemma: Efficiently gathering valuable information from the skin, whether at the surface or deeper layers, hinges on the characteristics of the chosen technique. Recent strides in topographic, tomographic, biomechanical, and chemical assessment methods represent significant progress in refining the precision and depth of in vivo skin assessment. These advancements not only enable a more comprehensive understanding of skin physiology and skin health but also open new avenues for exploring the efficacy of topical products. 

- Recent innovation in approaches for dermo-cosmetic product efficacy and safety testing: Advancements in dermatological analytical tools, ranging from imaging devices to molecular diagnostics, facilitate the exploration of healthy skin; enable precise diagnosis and support the development of targeted treatments for conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. The accessibility and refinement of these technologies empower dermatologists and pharmacologists to unravel the complexities of skin health and treatment. Simultaneously, the skincare industry benefits from personalized solutions, utilizing cutting-edge methods for tailored treatments. 

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


Prof. Emilie Munnier
Center for Molecular Biophysics (CBM), Nanomedicines and Nanoprobes (NMNS) Dept / CNRS - FR

Dr Franck Bonnier
LVMH Recherche - FR

Dr Yuri Dancik
Certara UK Ltd, Simcyp Division - UK

Main topics of sessions 

  • Evolution of human skin models from in vitro skin equivalents to ex vivo biopsies
  • Testing efficacy: from cellular assays to clinical studies
  • Non-invasive methods and Imaging techniques for skin exploration
  • Mathematical modelling and Artificial Intelligence in dermo-cosmetics testing


Provisional programme

DAY 1 - Monday 1st July 2024                                   

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

SESSION 1                        

  • 14:30     PLENARY #1      
  • 15.10     Speaker 01        
  • 15.30     Speaker 02        
  • 15.50     Speaker 03        
  • 16:10     Coffee break & posters session 
  • 16:30     Speaker 04        
  • 16.50     Speaker 05        
  • 17.10     Speaker 06        
  • 17.30     Speaker 07        
  • 17.50     POSTER SESSION 01       
  • 20.00     Wine & Cheese cocktail         

  DAY 2 - Tuesday 2nd July 2024                  

  • 08:45     Welcome coffee             

SESSION 2                        

  • 9.00       PLENARY #2      
  • 9.40       Speaker 08        
  • 10.00     Speaker 09        
  • 10.20     Speaker 10        
  • 10.40     Coffee break & Posters session 
  • 11.00     Speaker 11        
  • 11.20     Speaker 12        
  • 11.40     Speaker 13        
  • 12.00     Speaker 14        
  • 12:20     Lunch   

SESSION 3                        

  • 14:00     PLENARY #3      
  • 14.40     Speaker 15        
  • 15.00     Speaker 16        
  • 15.20     Speaker 17        
  • 15.40     Speaker 18        
  • 16:00     Coffee break & Posters session 
  • 16.20     Speaker 19        
  • 16.40     Speaker 20        
  • 17.00     Speaker 21        
  • 17.20     Speaker 22        
  • 17.40     POSTER SESSION 02       
  • 20.00     Social dinner                                 

DAY 3 - Wednesday 3rd July 2024                   

  • 08:45     Welcome coffee             

SESSION 4                        

  • 9.00       PLENARY #4      
  • 9.40       Speaker 23        
  • 10.00     Speaker 24        
  • 10.20     Speaker 25        
  • 10.40     Coffee break & posters session 
  • 11.00     Speaker 26        
  • 11.20     Speaker 27        
  • 11.40     Speaker 28        
  • 12.00     Speaker 29        
  • 12:20     Conclusion         
  • 12:30      End of Conference         


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 as the 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 Monday 29th April 2024.

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.

> Download the template.


(Including two lunches, a wine & cheese cocktail and the coffee breaks)

Company and Industry 600 EUR
Public institutions 360 EUR
Students & PhD Scholars  100  EUR
Gala dinner 60 EUR


Cancellation Policy
All cancellations must be made in writing and sent by email to the Registration Department
Up to 30 days prior to conference start – Full refund less €50 handling fee
Less than 30 days prior to conference start – No refund

General Information

Congress Venue

 Hôtel Dupanloup, 1 rue Dupanloup

45000 Orléans, France


Monday, 1 July - Wednesday, 3 July  2024


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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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)  

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