What is the SPIM?

State of the art in skin physiology

The SPIM is a unique scientific meeting at the crossroads of research excellence and international conviviality. Putting latest research work and discoveries on skin physiology at its center, the event aims at sharing and mixing thoughts, views and investigation methods between various disciplines without dogmatic position.

It involves experts from all specialisations (physiologists, biochemists, dermatologists and pharmacologists) and all countries (USA, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Japan, France, etc) and encourages cross-collaboration to push further scientific understanding of skin physiology and metabolic interactions, for both healthy and disorder skin states.

Each SPIM has been and is designed in collaboration with our scientific committee gathering renowned Scientists and Physicians with large experience in the area of skin physiology, dermatology and cosmetology.

The Greentech awards

State of the art in skin physiology

In its will to promote knowledge on skin physiology, and to encourage younger generation of scientists to search further, the Fondation d’Entreprise GREENTECH, organizer of the SPIM – will grant an award to 2 participants in the following categories.

Junior Scientist Award: €15,000

9 junior scientists will be selected and invited by the scientific committee for an oral presentation of their research. Travel and accommodation will be supported by the Committee.

For paper submission guidelines, click here

Best Poster Award: €4,000

All participants, whether they are junior researchers or not, have the opportunity to present a poster related to research on skin physiology. The winning poster will be selected through a vote involving all SPIM participants.

For paper submission guidelines, click here

PLANNING AND TOPICS

SPIM 2022 - 8th edition

MECHANOBIOLOGY

November 3rd

8.45 am – Opening of the Meeting
9.00 – 10.30 am: Invited Speakers

  • Dr Chloé FÉRAL, INSERM, IRCAN, Nice, France

    Dr Chloé FÉRAL, INSERM, IRCAN, Nice, France

    Premature agin and mechanosensing View more
  • Dr Laure CRABBE, University Toulouse III Paul Sabatier, France

    Dr Laure CRABBE, University Toulouse III Paul Sabatier, France

    Architectural role of nuclear envelope on homeostasis of DNA and telomeres View more
  • Dr Laurence MICHEL,INSERM Paris VII, France

    Dr Laurence MICHEL,INSERM Paris VII, France

    Variation of biomechanics properties of fibroblasts with aging View more

10.30 – 11.00 am – Posters session
11.00 – 12.30 pm – 3 Young Researchers Session

IMMUNOSENESCENCE

November 3rd

2.00 – 3.30 pm: Invited Speakers

  • Dr Julien CHERFILS, IRCAN, Medical school, CRCN-CNRS, Nice, France

    Dr Julien CHERFILS, IRCAN, Medical school, CRCN-CNRS, Nice, France

    Senescence associated Immune Checkpoint: a paradigm shift in Cancer & Aging ?
  • Dr Emma CHAMBERS, Queen Mary University of London, UK

    Dr Emma CHAMBERS, Queen Mary University of London, UK

    Enhancing antigen-specific immunity in older adults using anti-inflammatory drugs. View more
  • Prof. Colin JAMORA, DBT-InStem, Bangalore, India

    Prof. Colin JAMORA, DBT-InStem, Bangalore, India

    Immunosenescence in wound healing

3.30 – 4.00 pm – Posters session
4.00 – 5.30 pm – 3 Young researchers session
5.30 – 7.00 pm – Meeting with an artist « Erik SCHMIDT ».
8.00 pm – Gala Dinner (ALETTI PALACE)

EMERGING CONCEPTS IN SKIN PHYSIOLOGY

November 4th

9.00 – 10.30 am: Invited Speakers

  • Prof Birgit LANE, A *STAR SRIS Senior Fellow, Skin Research Institute of Singapore

    Prof Birgit LANE, A *STAR SRIS Senior Fellow, Skin Research Institute of Singapore

    Keratin Filaments in Skin: Linking Mechanics to Skin Physiology View more
  • Prof. Carien M NIESSEN, CECAD Research Center, Cologne, Germany

    Prof. Carien M NIESSEN, CECAD Research Center, Cologne, Germany

  • Prof. Olivier HAMANT,  RDP Institute at ENS Lyon, INRAE, France

    Prof. Olivier HAMANT, RDP Institute at ENS Lyon, INRAE, France

    Life, as a suboptimal path View more

10.30 – 11.00 am – Posters session
11.00 – 12.30 pm – 3 young researchers session

NEUROINFLAMMATION & MICROCIRCULATION

November 4th

2.00 – 3.30 pm: Invited Speakers

  • Dr Stephane GERMAIN, UMRS INSERM U150 - CNRS 7241, College de France, Paris, France

    Dr Stephane GERMAIN, UMRS INSERM U150 - CNRS 7241, College de France, Paris, France

    Vascularized skin models, recent advances View more
  • Prof. Susan BRAIN, King's College London, UK

    Prof. Susan BRAIN, King's College London, UK

    Elucidating neurovascular regulatory mechanisms in the cold vascular response View more
  • Dr François MOISAN, INSERM U1312, Bordeaux Institute of Oncology, France

    Dr François MOISAN, INSERM U1312, Bordeaux Institute of Oncology, France

    Infantile hemangioma sensitivity to propranolol treatment relies on unique cellular and extracellular features View more

4.00 – 5.30 pm – Awards Ceremony

* Best Junior Scientist Award

* Best Poster Award

5.30 pm – Closing of the Meeting