During the Closing Ceremonies at last week's IFSCC Congress in Munich, attendees were sated with a Bavarian feast, while several speakers were feted for their dynamic presentations. The Congress attracted 1,200 delegates from 28 countries, led by Japan. After presenting to a standing-room-only crowd earlier in the week, it was no surprise that Shiseido's Ezure Tomonobu received the basic research award for his eye-opening research on 3D visualization of skin structures. Tomonobu also received an award at the 2016 IFSCC Congress in Orlando. To see Tomonobu's demonstration of Shiseido's 3D technology, click here
. The award for applied research went to Torsten Ertongur-Fauth of Brain AG for his podium presentation entitled "Towards Novel Bioactive Antiperspirants for Cosmetic Applications."
Other award winners included:
• Best Poster Award—Keiko Nagami, Mibon Co.
• DGK Golden Award—Alexandra Lan, Shanghai Pechoin Daily Chemical Corp.
• Henry Maso Award—Nelly Dubrulle, DNA Genesse.
• Rainer Voegeli Travel Grant—Mandeep Dutta Joshi.
• Lester Conrad Award—Peru Society of Cosmetic Chemists.
In other IFSCC news, Milan is the site of the 2019 IFSCC Conference, which will be held September 30 to October 2. Click here
for more details. Finally the 2020 IFSCC Congress returns to Yokohama after a 28 year absence. The event
will be held October 20-23, 2020.