The skin, a reflection of health and beauty

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The workshop organized by CDP Cosmethics will address the issue of skin in an interdisciplinary way because it is the most visible marker of human appearance.
Smooth, withered, white, tanned..., through the skin the body is revealed and conveys, according to social and cultural norms, the complex relationships that men and women maintain with their bodies, their health and their beauty, via the use of cosmetics.

Detailed programme:

Wednesday 5 June
8:30am - 10:00am
Chairmen: Pr Jean-Claude Beani and Dr Cocaul

8:30 - 9:00 Introduction
- Anne-Marie Granet-Abisset, Professor of contemporary history - LARHRA, Univ. Grenoble Alpes

9:00 - 9:45 Tanning at all costs: a public health issue
- Jean-François Doré, Inserm Professor emeritus research director - Univ. Grenoble Alpes

9:50 - 10:00 Presentation of PhD students' work
10:00am - 10:30am Coffee break
10:30am - 12:30pm Chairmen: Pr Jean-Claude Beani and Dr Cocaul

10:35 - 11:20 Progress in researching skin pigmentation, what impact for cosmetics ?
- Thierry Passeron, Professor - Dermatology department of Nice University Hospital

11:25 - 12:10 Understanding conscious and nonconscious motivations for white skin. The case of young Thai women.
- Caroline Cuny, Professor of Marketing - Grenoble École Management (GEM)

12:10 - 12:30 Presentation of PhD students' work
12:30pm - 1:45pm Lunch
2pm - 4pm Chairmen: G.Boetsch and O. Damour

1:45 - 2:30 A century of confrontation with the sun (1919-2019): feedback on a "cultural revolution"
- Pascal Ory, Professor emeritus of contemporary history - University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

2:35 - 3:05 The cosmetic valley: between science and industry, how to develop the "French brand" in a major innovative sector
- Christophe Masson, CEO of Cosmetic Valley

3:10 - 4:00 Demonstrations
How to produce a cream? A Fab Lab by students of Dermocosmetics Degree
- By Professional licence of dermocosmetics students

A Skin Bio-Printer, how does it work?
- Walid Rachidi, Vice Dean Pharmacy Faculty - INAC - Cea-Grenoble, Univ. Grenoble Alpes

Cosmetics products. This is not a game!
- Benjamin Coulomb & Simon Chupin, PhD - LARHRA, Univ. Grenoble Alpes

Main speakers:

Caroline CunyCaroline Cuny
Professor of Marketing - Grenoble École Management (GEM)

Caroline Cuny holds a PhD in Cognitive Psychology from Lyon 2 University and is Professor of Marketing at Grenoble Ecole de Management. After basic research in the field of cognition, she worked for three years in a large multinational company and led the research team in the humanities and cognition sciences. Her research interests include consumer psychology in general, the impact of digitalization on cognitive processes, as well as implicit (unconscious) and psychophysiological measures of behaviour (eye-tracking, consumer neuroscience).
Jean-François DoréJean-François Doré
Inserm Professor emeritus research director - Univ. Grenoble Alpes

Emeritus Research Director of the INSERM 590 unit "Oncogenesis and tumor progression", of which he was Director, his main activities focus on human melanoma, exposure to ultraviolet rays and the prevention of skin cancer. He was one of the founding members of the EORTC Melanoma Group and is a member of the International Task Force on Skin Cancer Screening and Prevention. He is currently Chairman of the Committee of Specialized Experts on Physical Agents of the National Agency for Health Security
Christophe MassonChristophe Masson
CEO of Cosmetic Valley

Chemical Engineer Chimie ParisTech (1998), PhD in Organic ane BioOrganic Chemistry (Sorbonne University, 2011), co-author of 10 publications and 5 international patent applications he has managed R&D programs in pharmaceuticals companies for over 10 years. He designed and developed original molecules for drug delivery (Sanofi, France), xenotransplantation (Novartis Pharma, Switzerland), and metabolic diseases  (Genfit, France). The majority of the R&D projects he has directed were developed in partnership with academic research teams. He left Genfit’s scientific research department in 2009 to join the Cosmetic Valley competitiveness cluster to set up research partnerships to support innovation inside the French cosmetics sector. He is CEO of Cosmetic Valley since January 1st, 2019.
Pascal OryPascal Ory
Professor emeritus of contemporary history - University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

Professor emeritus of contemporary history at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Pascal Ory is a recognized specialist in cultural history, which he still considers in its social and political dimension. He founded and chairs the Association for the Development of Cultural History (ADHC). He is a regular contributor to the written and audiovisual press (France Culture), administrator of the SCAM (civil society of multimedia authors), member of the History Committee of the Ministry of Culture and of the Scientific Council of the Rendez-vous de l'Histoire de Blois. He is the author of some forty books on the cultural and political history of modern societies (18th-21st centuries), including L'Invention du bronzage (2nd edition 2018, Flammarion, collection "Champs").
Thierry PasseronThierry Passeron
Professor - Dermatology department of Nice University Hospital

After his medical training Thierry Passeron specialized in Dermatology in the department of Pr. Jean-Paul Ortonne in Nice University Hospital. From 2005 to 2007, he worked in the laboratory of Dr. Vincent J. Hearing at the National Institute of Health, National Cancer Institute (Bethesda, USA) and characterized the role of SOX9 in melanocytes and in melanoma. Since 2010, he is Professor of Dermatology in the University hospital of Nice. He also heads the laboratory INSERM U1065 team 12, C3M, dedicated to the study of molecular mechanisms involved in pigmentation and melanoma. He heads the University laser center in Nice. He is president of the Department of Clinical Research and Innovation of Nice University hospital and vice-president of Côte d’Azur University. He has seven international patents and more than 220 publications in scientific journals (h-index 40). His fields of research include pigmentary disorders (including vitiligo and melasma), melanoma, psoriasis and lasers.