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Integrating Science, Culture in Osaka
Posted: October 30, 2006
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Finally, awards were presented for basic research. As an honorable mention, Chika Katagiri, PhD (Shiseido Research Center, Japan), was recognized for her presentation, “Identification of a regulatory molecule in keratinocyte denucleation and its relevance to barrier disruption.” And the best research award went to Joke Bouwstra, PhD (LACDR/DDT, Leiden University, the Netherlands), for her paper, “A novel stratum corneum substitute mimics the barrier properties of dry and normal skin: A convenient and efficient approach for screening of active ingredients.”
Closing out the ceremony and another IFSCC congress, Secchi handed off the presidency gavel to Kumano, remarking, “It’s difficult.” Receiving the gavel, Kumano replied, “I would like to express my gratitude to Gianfranco Secchi and past president Joe Pavlichko.”
Next year’s IFSCC Congress will be held Sept. 24-26, 2007, in Amsterdam and will feature the theme of “building on water.”