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London Lectures

Programme 2019/2020

LONDON LECTURES GENERALLY START AT 6.30PM WITH LIGHT REFRESHMENTS AND  PRESENTATIONS BEGIN AT 7PM  

THE VENUE: 
*THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF CHEMISTRY, BURLINGTON HOUSE, PICCADILLY, LONDON W1J 0BA. NEAREST UNDERGROUND STATIONS ARE GREEN PARK AND PICCADILLY CIRCUS

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picture of IJCS 40 logoTHURSDAY 3 OCTOBER 2019

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The evolution of the International Journal of Cosmetic Science: ‘The journey’ (with some corneobiochemistry thrown IN!)

Royal Society of Chemistry, London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BA

Speaker Professor AV Rawlings PhD, FSCS, FRSC, FRSB. Director AVR Consulting Ltd

Synopsis The International Journal of Cosmetic Science was born in 1979 under the tutelage of John Blakeway and David Williams. Initially the journal did well but as we all know to succeed, even as a journal, one must adapt and so in later years the journal also had to evolve. My story is from 1998 when I became involved with the journal initially as an Editorial Board member, then Associate editor and eventually becoming the Chief Editor with a vision of getting the journal recognised outside of our own scientific community to one on the world scientific stage. Essentially, with help from the staff at Blackwell & then Wiley, my goal was to drive the journal to become a modern 21st century publication. Many improvements were needed but three were essential:

I will explain why these improvements were necessary and the trials & tribulations of achieving these over an 8 year period. Moreover, I will give examples of why we need to acknowledge authors publishing in the early 1980’s on stratum corneum structure and function through to our own work in the 40th anniversary year of the journal. This is only possible via our electronic database thanks to Wiley-Blackwell and the generosity of the SFC and the SCS.

PICTURE OF TONY RAWLINGSBiography Dr Rawlings is a leading consultant in the health & beauty industry, where he consults, advises, presented on behalf of and has acted as R&D director for cosmetic companies, food companies, pharmaceutical companies including wound care & dermal delivery companies, retailers and suppliers on functional skin & hair care technologies. Dr Rawlings brings over 35 years of experience in R&D, including 30 years of research in skin biology at several senior management levels in Food and Personal care companies in the UK & USA. In 2009 he was elected a fellow of the Royal Societies of Chemistry and Biology and to be an honorary member of the Society of Cosmetic Scientists and most recently Fellow of the Society of Cosmetic Scientists. He is visiting professor at the London School of Pharmacy and now UCL. He is the author/co-author of over 200 papers, book chapters and abstracts and has filed over 50 patents in areas of skin & food science. He has received several literature & presentation awards from the American Academy of Dermatology (1992), The Society of Cosmetic Chemists (1994), The International Federation of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (1996 & 2016), The International Society for the Bioengineering of the Skin (2004) & the International Journal of Cosmetic Science (2007 & 2018). He was Chief Editor of the International Journal of Cosmetic Science (2004-2009), was the Co-Chair the Gordon Research Conference on Mammalian Barrier Function (2007) together with many Stratum Corneum conferences and is co-editor of the first and second editions of ‘Skin Moisturization’ published in 2002 & 2009 respectively and ‘Acne and its Therapy’. He is an expert in skin biology especially stratum corneum biochemistry, the mechanistic interactions of cosmetic ingredients with skin and clinical together with objective testing methods.

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picture of lady with sunflowerTHURSDAY 7 NOVEMBER 2019

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PHOTOPROTECTION IN DARK SKIN: WHERE ARE WE NOW?

Royal Society of Chemistry, London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BA

Speaker Dr Damilola Fajuyigbe

Synopsis Terrestrial solar ultraviolet light (UVR) causes a range of acute and chronic effects: sunburn, immunosuppression, DNA damage, skin ageing, hyperpigmentation, skin cancer etc. Black skin, in comparison to white skin, is widely accepted to be more photoprotective against the adverse effects of terrestrial ultraviolet radiation (UVR). For example, the incidence of skin cancer is up to 60 fold less in black skin compared to white skin. This difference is attributed to the higher melanin content in black skin, but the degree of photoprotection afforded by melanin is uncertain. The aim of my project was to determine if skin colour modulates photobiological responses using in vitro and in vivo techniques and thus to quantify the phototophotection afforded by melanin against erythema, DNA damage and DNA repair.

Furthermore, dyschromia is a universal complaint; the desire for an even skin tone is universal. In the black population, hyperpigmentation is a growing concern; it is in the top five complaints by African women visiting dermatologists worldwide. Light from both UV and the visible spectrum can induce pigmentary changes in the skin. People of darker skin are predisposed to this pigment alteration because of the deeper penetration of these wavelengths to the heavily pigmented basal epidermal layer. The aim of this study was to assess if daily sun protection can reduce dyschromia.

picture of Dr. Damilola Fajuyigbe Biography Dr Damilola Fajuyigbe is a scientific and medical lobby manager for L’Oréal Research & Innovation, managing Medical Directorate activities in Africa and collaborating with R&I South Africa on scientific communication.

For over seven years now, she has actively contributed to the understanding of the impact of skin colour on photobiological responses, with first author publications in four international journals. She completed her PhD in Molecular Biology at the world renowned St John’s Institute of Dermatology, Guy’s Hospital, London. 

Now, her main research focus is on the clinical characterisation of the hair and skin physiology of Africans residing in Africa. To understand the effects of different environmental factors and grooming practices, in an attempt to give insight into the common clinical presentations of hair and skin disorders in this population.
www.linkedin.com/in/damilola-fajuyigbe

Time 6.30pm Refreshments & networking; 7pm Lecture

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picture of tree in light bulb

THURSDAY 12 DECEMBER 2019  
– GUESTS EVENING LECTURE

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SUSTAINABILITY: A KEY PILLAR OF PRODUCT INNOVATION AT L’ORÉAL

Royal Society of Chemistry, London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BA

Speaker Jacques L’Haridon PhD (L’Oréal Research & Innovation France)

Time 6.30pm Refreshments & networking; 7pm Lecture

 

 

picture of ageing skin for Jan 2020 lectureTHURSDAY 9 JANUARY 2020  
– INCLUDES LCF STUDENT PRESENTATIONS

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A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE ON SKIN AGEING AND REPAIR

Royal Society of Chemistry, London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BA

Speaker Professor Rachel Watson (Professor of Cutaneous Science, University of Manchester)

Time 6.30pm Refreshments & networking; 7pm Lecture

   

 

PICTURE OF FRAGRANCE BOTTLESTHURSDAY 13 FEBRUARY 2020
– JOINT SCS/BSP LECTURE

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IFRA 49 AND ITS CONSEQUENCES

Royal Society of Chemistry, London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BA

Speaker Dr Matthias Vey (Scientific Director, IFRA)

Time 6.30pm Refreshments & networking; 7pm Lecture

 

 

THURSDAY 12 MARCH 2020

MEDAL LECTURE

Royal Society of Chemistry, London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BA

 

 

 

 

 


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