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Wiechers Named C&T Technical Advisor
Posted: June 6, 2007
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A pharmacist by training, Wiechers completed his doctorate degree in 1989 at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, where he specialized in skin penetration enhancement. Following six years at Unilever Research in the United Kingdom, he joined Uniqema in Gouda, The Netherlands, in 1995 where he took the post as Skin R&D Manager. His main interests are in cosmetic claim substantiation, noninvasive skin bioengineering, skin sensory techniques, clinical trial design, skin penetration and biostatistics.
In April 2007, Wiechers was appointed Visiting Professor at the University of London, School of Pharmacy, and in June 2007 he launched his own cosmetic science consultancy, JW Solutions. His first book published by Allured, Science and Applications of Skin Delivery Systems, will be launched in October 2007. Wiechers has been a member of the International Federation of the Societies of Cosmetic Chemists (IFSCC) Praesidium since 1998 and currently serves as Vice President. He is serving as Chair of the Scientific Committee for the 2007 IFSCC Conference, to be held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, in September 2007, where he will be named President of the IFSCC.
Previous IFSCC functions include serving as a Committee Member (2003-2006), Scientific Editor of IFSCC magazine (2001-2004), Chair of the Science and Education Committee (2000-2003) and Honorary Auditor (1998-2000). Wiechers has published, to date, approximately 240 papers, posters, book chapters, columns and podium presentations in the field of topical drug delivery and cosmetic science, and he is regularly invited to speak worldwide at both scientific and commercial conferences.