Sunscreen Across the Spectrum?

Protecting skin against UV light and photo-damage is not a new concept; the debate over means to measure sun protection has ensued for decades. In fact, recently in the United States, where certain globally approved UV filters are not permitted, a new movement is under way to push government officials to approve new UV filters faster, to afford American consumers the same level of protection as others worldwide. However, newer to the scene are products to protect against infrared radiation, as well as research on the effects of high energy visible and visible light.

In response, at the 2015 C&T Summit, Jürgen Lademann, PhD, will present "Should Sunscreens Protect Across the Whole Solar Spectrum?" This talk will cover interactions between various wavelengths of light with skin, as well as provide insight on how topical materials could impact such interactions.

Lademann Bio

Prof. Dr. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Lademann graduated as physicist from the Moscow Lomonosov State University in 1980, and worked as a research assistant at the Central Institute of Optics and Spectroscopy of the Academy of Sciences in Berlin, Germany. From 1981 to 1984, he was a post-graduate fellow at the Lo-monosov University, where he received his doctorate in 1984. In 1991, he received a doctorate in spectroscopy from the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Germany. Then from 1993 to 1995, he led the Medical Sensor Technology Unit at the Institute of Physics, Department of Electrical Engineering, at the University of Armed Forces in Munich, Germany, where he received his venia legendi teaching certification in 1995.

In 1996, Lademann joined the Charité–Universitätsmedizin Berlin and became Director of the Center of Experimental and Applied Cutaneous Physiology, within the Department of Dermatology, Venerology and Allergology. In the same year, he received his venia legendi in biophysics from the Humboldt University of Berlin. Finally, in 2001, the Charité–Universitätsmedizin Berlin appointed him full professor of dermatology.

About C&T Summit

The C&T Summit is an interactive two-day event, designed to spark innovation and inspire the creative utilization of science in cosmetic product development. It will be held June 22 and 23, 2015, at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Featuring a high-level technical conference and hands-on, practical application workshops, the C&T Summit provides an experiential learning environment, aiming to transfer knowledge through participation. For more information on the program, sign up for our mailing list or visit

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