|UMR 5165 CNRS-UPS – CHU PURPAN – Toulouse||Dr Véronique ADOUE|
|URBC – Belgique||Dr Florence DEBACQ-CHAINIAUX|
|Faculté de Médecine et Pharmacie – Besançon||François GRANDMOTTET|
|Laboratoire Inflammation, EA 4331 – Poitiers||Emmanuel GUIGNOUARD|
|CEA – DSV – IRCM – SCSR - Evry||L’Emira Ghida HARFOUCHE|
|UPRES EA 27-10 - iRSN/IGR – Villejuif||Dr Valérie HAYDONT|
|UFR Paris VII||Baptiste JANELA|
|PhD Biologie et Pharmacologie cutanées – Paris||Dr Muriel LIBOUTET|
|Laboratoire de Génomique – Evry||Dr Nouzha SALAH-MOHELLIBI|
|IGR/CNRS FRE2939 – Paris||Alexandre VALIN|
Ms l’Emira Guida HARFOUCHE | Mr Jean Baptiste JANELA | Ms Florence DEBACK-CHAINIAUX
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.
" Role of MMP-2 expression in premature sevescence by UVB ".
The first day was fulfilled with various lectures from experts of skin physiology and young scientists, participating in the Greentech awards. To relax all participants, after the last sessions, everybody enjoyed an exposition of Bernard PRAS, a famous French artist who dedicated an artwork book to each participant.
His images are a creative mixture of different techniques of composition and photography, resulting in a singular and very interesting artwork. His work is the fruit of an interaction between imagination and manipulation, with a kind of probable jubilation when an object determines itself to be created.
Finally, the night program continued with a cocktail followed by the gala dinner, animated by a magician, who allowed participants to interact and to enjoy the dinner.