Microbiome Connect - Skin - EU 2020 | Kisaco Research

Bringing the Latest Skin Microbiome Research Innovation to the Cosmetic & Therapeutic Market

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Virtual
10-11 November, 2020

“Skin microbiome today is exploding with companies all over the world. Now we’re at a point where the awareness is so great that there’s almost like a tidal wave of interest in microbiome!”

Mike Conti, Solabia

Why Attend

Previously known as The Skin Microbiome Congress, Microbiome Connect: Skin EU's mission is to connect you with the leading personal care, biotech and pharma companies, with the aim of developing clinically & commercially viable cosmetics & therapeutics to revolutionise dermatology & skin health.

Our 2020 Virtual Programme includes L'Oreal, Unilever, Johnson & Johnson, P&GWalgreens Boots Alliance, University of Antwerp, Reckitt Benckiser, Bayer Pharmaceuticals & more who recognise the commercial value of skin microbiome-based product claims & formulations.

On top of our all-star line up, we have 6 new topics to explore:

  • Skin-Gut Axis & the development of Ingestible Beauty products
  • Personalisation of skin-microbiome products & formulation considerations
  • Marketing & defining skin microbiome terminology to develop scientifically backed claims that resonate with consumers
  • Next generation sequencing techniques & application in claims development
  • New Data demonstrating the role of the microbiome in common skin conditions including acne, eczema & dandruff
  • Vaginal & Oral Microbiomes - the mass-market product development opportunities to treat gingivitis/periodontitis & sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

EARLY CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

 

Mike Hoptroff

Senior R&D Manager
Unilever

Michael Hoptroff is a senior R&D manager at Unilever with over 21 years experience in advancing the science of skin microbiology and the skin microbiome and the development of personal care products. In this time he has worked within Unilever and with a range of industrial and academic partners on projects ranging from handwashing to scalp care to body as well as being active in oral microbiology research.

Mike Hoptroff

Senior R&D Manager
Unilever

Mike Hoptroff

Senior R&D Manager
Unilever

Michael Hoptroff is a senior R&D manager at Unilever with over 21 years experience in advancing the science of skin microbiology and the skin microbiome and the development of personal care products. In this time he has worked within Unilever and with a range of industrial and academic partners on projects ranging from handwashing to scalp care to body as well as being active in oral microbiology research.

 

Audrey Gueniche Ph.D

Senior Clinical Expert
L'Oréal

Audrey GUENICHE obtained her Pharmacist degree and her PhD degree in skin biology more than 23 years ago. She is an expert on immunology and microbiology. Her main expertise is on skin topical treatment and food supplement for skin and hair health, especially using probiotics, natural extract and bacterial extracts. She is currently a senior clinical expert in LOREAL RESEARCH. She has a complete experience from the actives through vitro evaluations/ preclinical studies to clinical trials.

Audrey Gueniche Ph.D

Senior Clinical Expert
L'Oréal

Audrey Gueniche Ph.D

Senior Clinical Expert
L'Oréal

Audrey GUENICHE obtained her Pharmacist degree and her PhD degree in skin biology more than 23 years ago. She is an expert on immunology and microbiology. Her main expertise is on skin topical treatment and food supplement for skin and hair health, especially using probiotics, natural extract and bacterial extracts. She is currently a senior clinical expert in LOREAL RESEARCH. She has a complete experience from the actives through vitro evaluations/ preclinical studies to clinical trials. Her passion is to always reinvent evaluation and find new fields of area in term of actives to promote. 

She has published over 110 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 5 chapters in books, 2 specials issues in journal where she was the invited editor. She presented in over 80 international congresses and additionally she was personally invited to give more than 35 keynote lectures.

 

Kimberly Capone

Head, Microbiome Platform
Johnson & Johnson

Kimberly Capone is a Research Fellow and Lead Microbiologist for Skin Microbiome Research with Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. in Skillman, NJ. She received her B.S. in Biology from Northeastern University in Boston, MA, proceeding to earn her Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. As a Research Fellow at Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc., Dr. Capone directs investigations into the human skin microbiome in health and disease, particularly early in life and in individuals with sensitive or inflamed skin.

Kimberly Capone

Head, Microbiome Platform
Johnson & Johnson

Kimberly Capone

Head, Microbiome Platform
Johnson & Johnson

Kimberly Capone is a Research Fellow and Lead Microbiologist for Skin Microbiome Research with Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. in Skillman, NJ. She received her B.S. in Biology from Northeastern University in Boston, MA, proceeding to earn her Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. As a Research Fellow at Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc., Dr. Capone directs investigations into the human skin microbiome in health and disease, particularly early in life and in individuals with sensitive or inflamed skin. In the course of her work, Dr. Capone has authored numerous peer-reviewed papers and has participated in national and international dermatology conferences. 

 

Geoff Briggs

Technology Scout (Devices & Diagnostics)
Walgreens Boots Alliance – Global R&D

Geoff Briggs

Technology Scout (Devices & Diagnostics)
Walgreens Boots Alliance – Global R&D

Geoff Briggs

Technology Scout (Devices & Diagnostics)
Walgreens Boots Alliance – Global R&D
 

Sarah Lebeer

Professor
University of Antwerp

Sarah Lebeer

Professor
University of Antwerp

Sarah Lebeer

Professor
University of Antwerp
 

Dr. Jay Tiesman

Genomics Group Lead
Procter & Gamble

Dr. Jay Tiesman is a Principal Scientist in the Global Biotechnology Division of The Procter & Gamble Company in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. He is the Genomics Group Leader and a Corporate Technology Entrepreneur – charged with helping to identify novel biotechnology innovations worldwide to address key needs for P&G. Since joining P&G in 1993, he has been actively involved in developing genomics capabilities within the Company. He has been particularly interested in the use of genomics to gain insight into epithelial cell biology.

Dr. Jay Tiesman

Genomics Group Lead
Procter & Gamble

Dr. Jay Tiesman

Genomics Group Lead
Procter & Gamble

Dr. Jay Tiesman is a Principal Scientist in the Global Biotechnology Division of The Procter & Gamble Company in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. He is the Genomics Group Leader and a Corporate Technology Entrepreneur – charged with helping to identify novel biotechnology innovations worldwide to address key needs for P&G. Since joining P&G in 1993, he has been actively involved in developing genomics capabilities within the Company. He has been particularly interested in the use of genomics to gain insight into epithelial cell biology.

Before joining P&G, he completed postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Dr. Charlie Hart at ZymoGenetics, Inc. in Seattle, Washington. At ZymoGenetics, he pursued research in the field of growth factor signal transduction associated with wound healing and tissue remodeling. 

He obtained his Ph.D. in Pathology from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. In Omaha, he worked in the Laboratory of Dr. Angie Rizzino at the Eppley Cancer Institute, delineating the roles and impact of growth factors on embryonic development.

Before joining Dr. Rizzino, he obtained Bachelor degrees in Philosophy and Biology at Creighton University in Omaha. Dr. Tiesman was an early adopter of microarray technology, having worked in the field since 1997. He is an acknowledged microarray expert and has published over 35 articles, two of which have earned “Publication of the Year” honors.

He also speaks extensively at international meetings on the topic of microarray experimental design and is listed on over 85 presentations. He collaborates extensively with scientists in academia and the biotechnology industry and is a member of several academic/governmental/industrial organizations, including the Association of Biomedical Resource Facilities Microarray Research Group (ABRF-MARG), the Association of Molecular Pathology (AMP), and the Society for Investigative Dermatology (SID); as well as the Scientific Advisory Board of NuGEN Technologies, Inc.

 

Sarah De Szalay

Global Category R&D Manger
Reckitt Benckiser

Sarah De Szalay

Global Category R&D Manger
Reckitt Benckiser

Sarah De Szalay

Global Category R&D Manger
Reckitt Benckiser
 

Stephanie Tang

External Innovation, Dermatology
Bayer

Stephanie Tang

External Innovation, Dermatology
Bayer

Stephanie Tang

External Innovation, Dermatology
Bayer

Who will be there

Meet Industry Leading Experts in:

  • Independent Beauty Brands and Biotech Companies;
  • Academic Researchers and Dermatologists;
  • Multinational Beauty & Personal Care Brands and Multinational Pharmaceutical Companies;
  • Cosmetic Formulators, Strain Manufacturers, Ingredients Suppliers, Packaging Manufacturers and Sequencing companies; 
  • Regulatory Experts and Consumer Trend Analysts; and
  • Retailers and Distributors

Skin Microbiome Past Attendees

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Take a look at our highlights video from the inaugural congress: 

Skin Microbiome Congress | 30 - 31 May 2018

3rd Annual European Microbiome Congress: The Next Big Thing in Microbiome...Skin

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