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 2020 - 7th edition

MICROCIRCULATION & HEALING

November 19th

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

  • Dr Bérengère FROMY, LBTI, Lyon, France

    Dr Bérengère FROMY, LBTI, Lyon, France

    Cutaneous neurovascular function in wound healing View more
  • Prof. Martino NEUMANN, Hair Science Institute Maastricht, The Netherlands

    Prof. Martino NEUMANN, Hair Science Institute Maastricht, The Netherlands

    Microcirculatory disturbances due to high venous pressure; The relation with non-healing leg ulcers View more
  • Dr Su LWIN, St John's Institute of Dermatology, London, UK

    Dr Su LWIN, St John's Institute of Dermatology, London, UK

    Molecular therapies for basement membrane zone disorders View more

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

AUTOPHAGY & AGEING

November 19th

2.00 – 3.30 pm: Invited Speakers

  • Dr Abdel AOUACHERIA, Institute of Evolutionary Sciences, Montpellier, France

    Dr Abdel AOUACHERIA, Institute of Evolutionary Sciences, Montpellier, France

    Quantitative evaluation of mitochondrial morphology relevant for studies on ageing, toxicity and pathologies in vitro View more
  • Prof. Leopold ECKHART, Medical University of Vienna, Austria

    Prof. Leopold ECKHART, Medical University of Vienna, Austria

    Cell type-specific control of skin ageing by autophagy View more
  • Prof. Nektarios TAVERNARAKIS, Medical School, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece

    Prof. Nektarios TAVERNARAKIS, Medical School, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece

    Autophagic pathways in physiology and pathology during ageing View more

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 « Henni ALFTAN ».
8.00 pm – Gala Dinner (ALETTI PALACE)

DIFFERENTIATION & SINGLE CELL

November 20th

9.00 – 10.30 am: Invited Speakers

  • Dr Maria KASPER, Senior Research, Karolinska Institute, Sweden

    Dr Maria KASPER, Senior Research, Karolinska Institute, Sweden

    Decoding the molecular anatomy of skin
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  • Dr Michel SIMON, INSERM-University of Toulouse, France

    Dr Michel SIMON, INSERM-University of Toulouse, France

    Deimination in epidermal barrier and hair formation
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  • Prof. Dr Johann BAUER, University Hospital Salzburg, Austria

    Prof. Dr Johann BAUER, University Hospital Salzburg, Austria

    miRNA at the single cell level in squamous cell carcinomas of dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa View more

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

MICROBIOTA & POLLUTION

November 20th

2.00 – 3.30 pm: Invited Speakers

  • Dr Ellen VAN DEN BOGAARD, Radboud University, The Netherlands

    Dr Ellen VAN DEN BOGAARD, Radboud University, The Netherlands

    Skin microbiome, AhR and pollution View more
  • Dr Sandrine DUBRAC, Epidermal Biology Laboratory, Innsbruck, Austria

    Dr Sandrine DUBRAC, Epidermal Biology Laboratory, Innsbruck, Austria

    Metabolism of xenobiotics in the epidermis: implications in skin diseases View more
  • Prof. Yves POUMAY, University of Namur, Belgium

    Prof. Yves POUMAY, University of Namur, Belgium

    Regulation of fungal infection in the epidermis View more

4.00 – 5.30 pm – Awards Ceremony

* Best Junior Scientist Award

* Best Poster Award

5.30 pm – Closing of the Meeting