The scientific committee selected the « Best Junior Scientist 2008 » award among the nine young researchers preparing a PhD or are working in post-PhD nominated and invited to present their results to scientists and industrials coming from the dermatology and cosmetic worlds.
Two young and expert scientists were really impressive, so the grant of 15,000 € was transformed into two grants! Ms l’Emira Guida HARFOUCHE, a junior researcher from Lebanon who works at CEA Evry – France shared the grant of €20,000 with a junior PhD Student from INSERM Rouen – France, Mr Jean Baptiste JANELA.
Emira Guida HARFOUCHE:
« Induction of autocrine FGF2 signalling is critical for DNA repair in human epidermis stem cells ».
Jean Baptiste JANELA:
« Study of the role of the T lymphocytes during the drug hypersensitivity syndrome ».
Also, all participants have voted and selected the “Best SPIM poster 2008”, among all the posters exhibited during the SPIM and presenting a particular topic related to research in skin physiology. Dr Florence DEBACK-CHAINIAUX’s poster (URBC – Belgium) was selected by all participants and received the grant of €4,000. Florence DEBACK-CHAINIAUX: » Role of MMP-2 expression in premature sevescence by UVB « .
« Role of MMP-2 expression in premature sevescence by UVB ».