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, doctors and professionals 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 2018 - 6th edition


November 15th

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

  • Dr Corine BERTOLOTTO

    Dr Corine BERTOLOTTO

    INSERM U1065, Biology and Pathologies of melanocytes, Nice, France
    “The role of MITF and its sumoylation in the regulation of melanocyte senescence“ View more
  • Pr Corinne ABBADIE

    Pr Corinne ABBADIE

    UMR 8161, Lille University, CNRS, Institut Pasteur of Lille, France
    “Senescence of skin Keratinocytes and fibroblasts“ View more
  • Pr Johannes GRILLARI

    Pr Johannes GRILLARI

    University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, Austria
    “Skin cell senescence: a driver of skin aging and how to drive back“ View more

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


November 15th

2.00 – 3.30 pm: Invited Speakers

  • Dr Cédric DELEVOYE

    Dr Cédric DELEVOYE

    Institut Curie, PSL Research University, CNRS, UMR144 - Paris
    "Skin cells communication tunes the mechano-signaling properties of melanocytes during pigmentation" View more
  • Pr Kenji KABASHIMA

    Pr Kenji KABASHIMA

    Department of Dermatology, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
    “Interactions between immune cells and non-immune cells in the skin“ View more
  • Dr Catherine MOALI

    Dr Catherine MOALI

    LBTI, UMR5305 CNRS-Lyon University, France
    “Proteolytic regulation of collagen deposition in wound healing“ 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 the Iceland painter “ERRO“, one of the pioneers of the “Narrative Figuration“ movement.
8.00 pm – Gala Dinner (ALETTI PALACE)


November 16th

9.00 – 10.30 am: Invited Speakers

  • Dr Chao YUAN

    Dr Chao YUAN

    Shanghai Skin Disease Hospital, China
    “Diversity of skin microbiome and its association with skin physical parameters in Shanghai healthy women“ View more
  • Pr Ralf LUDWIG

    Pr Ralf LUDWIG

    Lübeck University, Germany
    “Cutaneous and gut microbiota in cutaneous auto-immune disease: a new example of the gut-skin axis“ View more
  • Pr Rolf LOOD

    Pr Rolf LOOD

    Lund University, Sweden
    “Cutibacterium acnes and oxidative stress. A gate keeper for Healthy skin“ View more

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


November 16th

2.00 – 3.30 pm: Invited Speakers

  • Dr Charles EL RAWADI

    Dr Charles EL RAWADI

    L’Oreal Research & Innovation, Aulnay, France
    “Tactile Sensitivity & Skin Aging“ View more
  • Pr Stevens REHEN

    Pr Stevens REHEN

    Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    “Reprogrammed stem cells for the development of biomimetic models of human issues“ View more


    University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, United States
    “Itchy skin and the pleasure of scratching More than the Surface“ View more

4.00 – 5.30 pm – Awards Ceremony
5.30 pm – Closing of the Meeting