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KEYNOTE PRESENTATION – “Circadian Effects on Skin Health and Repair”

Daniel has worked in the personal care industry for over 20 years in a variety of  roles including formulation, new product development, innovation, technical marketing and claims testing. He has developed patented technologies, been responsible for the introduction of several innovative products and claims into the skincare market place and has presented at numerous cosmetic science events.

A regular contributor to industry journals he has a passion for trends analysis, ingredient innovation  and consumer delivery. Much of his career has been devoted to skin protection and measurement including looking at barrier function, sun protection and skin repair.

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION – “Exposure and Decontamination of Casualties and Emergency Responders to Toxic Materials”

Professor Chilcott has been Chair of Toxicology at the University of Hertfordshire since 2008 and has over 25 years’ experience conducting research in the area of CBRN and Hazmat medical countermeasures.

He has been involved as subject matter expert for a number of UK, EU and US initiatives, has led international research collaborations and has ongoing and active collaborations with various Universities. Most recently, he has led the production of new US federal guidance on the emergency services’ response to chemical incidents (“PRISM”). Professor Chilcott has published a number of peer-reviewed articles, patents, text books and book chapters relating to chemical warfare agents, dermal toxicology and decontamination.

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION – “Stressed out skin, environmental exposure and interventions”

Mark Birch-Machin, PhD, is Professor of Molecular Dermatology at Newcastle University (UK), Institute of Cellular Medicine, Associate Dean of Business Development for the Faculty of Medical Sciences and Faculty Ambassador for the National Innovation Centre for Ageing.

He previously worked at Universities in Oregon, Paris and Toronto. He is a member of the Editorial Board of several international dermatology journals, and national/international advisory boards (including cosmetic companies) and grant committees for skin research and UK cosmetic regulation.

His research group focuses on the response of human skin to the environment, particularly within the context of skin ageing and has been funded over the last 30 years by UK research councils, charities, UK government as well as global companies. He has played a pivotal role in pioneering the use of mitochondrial DNA as a biomarker of sun damage in skin. He has an interest in understanding the role of mitochondria in UV and environmental-induced oxidative stress, skin cancer and the relationship between oxidative stress, nutritional status, pigmentation and skin aging as well as the science and use of sunscreens. He has published extensively including 3 different Nature journals.

He has co-founded two spin out companies (Canadian and UK) and is also a co-inventor on multiple patents including the invention of a dermatology product that sold in over a 1,000 stores in Canada. He has a long established track record of working with international media for more than 20 years.