Scientific Programme


Day 1: 22/09/2021

16:00-19:00 Registration

18:00 -21:00 Wellcome Reception

Day 2: 23/09/2021

8:00 – 9:00 Registration

9:00 – 9:30 Opening Ceremony

09:30 -11:30 Session I “Methods of testing natural cosmetic ingredients”

9:30 – 10:00 Prof. Gunther Bonn (Austria) – Innovative Approaches in Analytical Chemistry for Natural Product Research – Applications in Phytopharmacy, Phytocosmetics and Phytonutrition

10:00 – 10:30 Prof. Izabela Nowak (Poland) – Efficacy evaluation of cosmetic products – use of modern instrumental methods

10:30 – 11:00 Dr Dimitris Beis (Greece) Using in vivo zebrafish phenotypic screens to identify novel bioactive compounds in medicine and cosmetics

11:00 – 11:30 Prof. Wirginia Kukuła-Koch (Poland) Hyphenated techniques in the search for natural products of cosmetic significance

11:30 – 12:00 Coffee break

12:00 – 14:30 Session II “Innovative sources of natural cosmetic ingredients”

12:00 – 12:30 Prof. Rudolf Bauer (Austria) – The anti-inflammatory potential of β-damascenone, rose flowers and other megastigmane containing plants

12:30 – 13:00 Prof. Halina Ekiert/Prof. Agnieszka Szopa (Poland) Different types of plant in vitro cultures as a source of cosmetic raw materials

13:00 – 13:30 Prof. Henry O. Meissner (Australia) Science behind Tradition: Peruvian Maca (Lepidium peruvianum synonym L. meyenii) as an ancient traditional multi-functional herbal source for development of innovative standardised therapeutic products with potential health benefits for present-day gender- and age-specific applications

13:30 – 14:00 Dr Katerina Argyropoulou (Greece) – Phytochemical profile and cosmetic potential of selected Greek plants

14:00 – 15:00 Lunch

15:00 – 17:00 Session III “Cosmeceuticals”

15:00 – 15:30 Prof. Ilkay Erdogan Orhan (Turkey) Recent advances in our ongoing on herbal cosmetic design: Known ingredients and novel activities

15:30 – 16:00 Prof. Maria Halabalaki (Greece) – Pistacia lentiscus resin (Chios mastic gum): a contemporary “ancient” phytotherapeutic and cosmetic agent

16:00 – 16:30 Prof. Sławomir Wilczyński (Poland) – Do cosmetics protect against infrared radiation?

16:30 – 17:00 Dr Thomas Jakschitz (Austria) – How to cure aging?

18:00 – 22:00 Conference Dinner

Day 3: 24/09/2021

9:30 – 11:30 Session IV “Global regulatory issues for the cosmetic industry”:

9:30 – 10:00 Dr Mark Smith (Belgium) – Green claims and Labels: Consumer expectations, transparency and empowerment in the Green transition

10:00 – 10:30 Dr Anna Oborska (Poland) – TBA

10:30 – 11:00 Aleksander Ciepiela (Hong-Kong) Sales of foreign cosmetics in China through the “cross border e-commerce” channel, covid trade complications and the risks associated with purchasing in China

11:00 – 11:30 Timea Sulenta-Pluta (Podkarpackie Innovation Center, Poland) Cosmetic labeling claims

11:30 – 12:30 Coffee break + Poster Session

12:30 Session V – Short presentations of selected posters

12:30 – 12:45 Askhat Sabitov (Kazakhstan) Rosa platyacantha Schrenk from Kazakhstan—Natural Source of Bioactive Compounds with Cosmetic Significance

12:45 – 13:00 Marcelina Strzępek-Gomółka (Poland) Achillea biebersteinii extracts as new sources of skin whitening agents

13:00 – 13:15 Short talk 3

13:30 – 13:45 Short talk 4

13:45 – 14:00 Short talk 5

14:00 – 14:30 Closing remarks

14:30 – 15:30 Lunch

15:30 – 17:30 Workshops (upon registration)



* the organizers reserve the right to make changes to the final scientific program

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