Webinar: The Skin Microbiome – Chances and Challenges

Sep 22, 2020 12:00pm


Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and circumstances beyond our control, the Webinar: The Skin Microbiome – Chances and Challenges originally scheduled for March 26 has now been rescheduled for Tuesday, September 22, 2020 from Noon-1:30pm EST. Those who paid for the March 26 webinar (which was postponed) are automatically registered for the September 22 webinar as only the dates changed. There is no need to re-register. Please note that all registrants will receive the webinar recording. For refund information, contact the meetings department, meetings@personalcarecouncil.org. For additional questions, contact Joyce Lam.

Long believed to represent mainly a source of infection, the human skin microbiota is nowadays well accepted as an important driver of skin health and well-being. The human skin is densely colonized by a diverse microbiota comprising all three domains of life. This microbiota is influenced by many host and environmental factors and interacts closely with the skin cells. Research on the skin microbiota has increased significantly, resulting in many answers but also more questions on the role of the skin microbes.

The use of new technologies to explore this microbial ecosystem has led to the detection of never seen before skin microbes. Experiments with prebiotic actives & probiotic bacteria in cosmetics have opened up new product claims. Investigations of the functional and physiological capabilities of the human skin microbiota resulted in new insights into cosmetic benefits.

On September 22 from Noon-1:30pm EST, join Dr. Rainer Simmering, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, as he gives an overview on the latest status on skin microbiome research and puts this research into perspective for cosmetic use.

Can’t make it to this webinar? Sign up anyway! A recording will be sent to all registrants after the event. For questions on registration, contact Shirley Gibbs.

About the Speaker

Dr. Rainer Simmering is a senior scientist in the Corporate Microbiology group of Henkel AG & Co. KGaA in Düsseldorf. After finalizing his study of biology at the WWU in Muenster, he received a PhD at the German Institute of Human Nutrition in Potsdam, where he also stayed for another year as a Post-Doc. In October 2000, he joined the Nestlé Research Center in Lausanne, where he worked on the detection and function of the intestinal microbiota.

In 2003, he joined Henkel to work on Hygiene Research on projects involving the elucidation of the skin microbiota with molecular means.

Since mid-2009, Dr. Simmering has been an internal consultant for the global Beauty Care business unit on all questions regarding microbiology, such as skin microbiome, preservation, or production hygiene.