The 27th IFSCC Congress will be held on 15-18 October 2012 at The Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg. The South African Society of Cosmetic Chemists will host the event entitled ‘Beauty in Diversity – A Global Village’ that will feature a wide range of topics and keynote speakers. Topics include:
Developments in active research, Naturals – R&D advances, Neurobiology – wellness and wellbeing, Nanotechnology – science, technology, and pitfalls, Advances in delivery systems and technology, Legislation and regulations – global requirements. IFSCC Congresses are the major IFSCC meetings and are organised in evennumbered years. Attendance by delegates has been upwards of 1,500, and they are an excellent opportunity to learn about cutting-edge technology developing in the industry as well as offering a platform for networking. Keynote speakers at the 2012 Congress in Johannesburg include:
Prof. Juergen Lademann is a highly qualified and respected scientist in the field of skin physiology. He studied at the Martin-Luther University, Halle, and Moscov-Lomonosov University. After completing his studies, he was appointed group and project manager at the Institute of Optics and Spectroscopy of the Academy of Science in Berlin. From 1992 to 1995, he was leader of the section ‘Light Tissue Interaction’, Department of Dermatology of the Humboldt University of Berlin. Juergen Lademann was awarded an Assistant Professorship at the Medical Faculty Charité, Humboldt University of Berlin, in 1996. Since 1998 he has been head of the Center of Experimental and Applied Cutaneous Physiology, Department of Dermatology, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin. In 2000, he received a full professorship as director of the Center of Experimental and Applied Cutaneous Physiology, Charité, Berlin. Among many commitments, Juergen is editor of the international journal, Skin Pharmacology and Applied Skin Physiology, and is past president of the International Society of Skin Pharmacology and Physiology. Prof Lademann’s presentation for the Congress is entitled ‘In Vivo Analysis of the Interaction of Antioxidants and Free Radicals in Human Skin’.
Kazutami Sakamoto has been a professor of Faculty of Pharmacy at Chiba Institute of Science since April 2010. He is also an adjunct professor of Dept. of Pure & Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Science & Technology, at Tokyo University of Science. He is a Fellow of the Chemical Society of Japan and graduated in the master program of Applied Chemistry, School of Engineering at Tohoku University in 1971 after finishing the undergraduate program at the same university. He received his PhD from the Faculty of Science at Tohoku University in 1980 and in 1971 he joined the Central Research Laboratories of Ajinomoto as a research chemist and spent most of his professional career with the company until 2003. During his time with Ajinomoto, Dr Sakamoto was engaged in the development of Ajinomoto’s functional chemical products, especially cosmetic ingredients. He also has conducted many basic research projects in the area of colloid and interfacial chemistry and skin science. In 2003 he retired from Ajinomoto and joined Shiseido Research Center as resident special technical advisor and spent three years on the creation and promotion of Shiseido’s new R&D projects. Since then he has worked for Seiwa Kasei as a director of R&D. His study ‘Self Organization of Amino Acid Based Chiral Surfactants: Evaluation of Organized Structures and Interactions with Biological System’ won an award from the Japan Oils Chemists’ Society in 2005. He has been actively participating in many international conferences as an invited speaker during the past 10 years. Dr Sakamoto was a Chairman of Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry at The Chemical Society of Japan from 2007-2008.
Prof. Aubrey Parsons has worked in the perfumery and flavour industry for the past 40 years and has been involved in many new developments in his field of expertise, to the benefit of all. He was a founder member of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists of South Africa in 1977, and has been President of the Society five times, a member of Council since its inception and has played a leading role in the development of the Society’s education programmes. He has been a regular speaker at South African Conferences and lectures overseas in countries such as India and Australia, providing great interest and entertainment with his unique style of presentation. He also lectures extensively at local and overseas universities on a wide variety of scientific subjects. He is an Honorary Member of Coschem.
Jacques Leclaire has a PhD in Physical Sciences and Organic Chemistry. He started his professional career at the prestigious CNRS in the Chemistry Department (Ecole Normale Supérieure). In 1988, Dr Leclaire joined Roussel Uclaf, where he progressed within 5 years from an initial post of project leader to become head of the toxicology department, in charge of international drug development and the elaboration of the respective regulatory dossiers. In 1993, Dr Leclaire joined L’Oréal as director of the Department of Central Security. Following a major reorganisation, he was then nominated Director Life Sciences Research, a group which now numbers more than 200 scientists, performing basic and applied research in the field of cosmetic science and dermatology. Jacques Leclaire was the catalyst behind some of the most ground breaking technology in the field of life science such as ‘Omics’. He was also responsible for predictive methods such as the development of reconstructed human skin, which is today used across the world. In 1997 he was appointed co-director of EPISKIN - a L’Oréal-owned unit for the industrial production of reconstructed human skin. He has developed an international network of recognised researchers and has integrated key consultants and national comities. He has participated in many conferences and international publications and has contributed to the launch of over 100 L’Oréal products. In March 2011, Jacques Leclaire was appointed L’Oréal‘s international scientific director.
Johannesburg and South Africa
The city of Johannesburg is a young city, but one that is now the largest in South Africa with a population of 4 million, and in terms of physical size it is larger than London, Sydney, and New York. Vibrant, diverse and exciting, Johannesburg exemplifies the new South Africa that has developed since the end of the apartheid era in 1994 which culminated in 2010 with South Africa’s hosting of the FIFA World Cup.
Coschem – The Society of Cosmetic Chemists South Africa
Coschem are based in Johannesburg with Wayne van Wyk as the incumbent president. Its inaugural meeting took place in 1976 and the Society has been affiliated to the IFSCC since 1980. Membership currently stands at 400, all of whom benefit from the Society’s objective to provide a platform for the interchange of ideas as well as providing education and training opportunities. “As South Africa has experienced significant changes we look forward to sharing the advances and changes that cosmetic science will bring to our world. We look forward to seeing you in Sandton during these very exciting times in our new democracy,” said Roy Gardiner – Steering Committee Chairperson.
For more details on the Congress and how to register, visit: www.ifscc2012.co.za
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