"The competition was very tight and the quality of the presentations was very high," observed Dr. Frédéric Leroy, chair, IFSCC Scientific Committee. "This Congress was of exceptional scientific level and, despite the rapid transformation into a virtual web Congress, all the speakers managed to provide videos and presentations of superior quality. This overall high quality made the task of both the scientific committee of Society of Cosmetic Chemists of Japan and of the IFSCC award committee extremely diffficult."
The winners are:
• Applied Research Award—Dr. Sacha Salameh, L'Oréal France, "A perfusable vascularized full-thickness skin model for topical and systemic applications;"
• Basic Research Award—Dr. Tomonobu Ezure, Shiseido Co., Ltd., Japan, "New horizon in skin care targeting the facial-morphology-retaining dermal 'dynamic belt,' Revolution in skin analysis: 4D-digital skin technology;" and
• Poster Award—Hisashi Mihara, Takasago International Corp., Japan, "How can we control unpleasant body odor effectively? Development of novel fragrances using the olfactory receptor technology."
The top 10 posters will be available for viewing on the site. The virtual Congress concludes tomorrow.