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How to Evaluate Skin Microbiota 2020?

From Initiation to Improvement…

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 Online Workshop

In collaboration with the International Society of Microbiota (ISM), we are pleased to announce the organization of the first workshop dedicated to Skin Microbiota which will be held one day before the 11th International Congress on Skin Challenges 2020 Congress,  on November 4, 2020.

The aim of this workshop is to discuss the last advances on skin microbiota.

Among the themes which will be addressed :



Session 1: General introduction to the skin microbiota

  • Overviewing skin microbiota in health
  • Skin microbiota assembly and ecology: composition and diversity
  • Interactions between cutaneous microbial species
  • Skin microbiome interactions with host immunity

Session 2: Involvement of the microbiota in skin pathologies

  • Symbiosis versus dysbiosis
  • Deregulation of the microbiota in atopy dermatitis, acne vulgarises and psoraisis, cause or consequence?
  • General presentation of the most used culture methods, their main characteristics,
    their main advantages and disadvantages

Session 3: How to study microbiota and skin microbiota ?

  • Study and research models
  • New high-throughput sequencing tools for microbial fingerprinting
  • General presentation of the most used analysis and sequencing methods to assess the quality and quantity of the skin microbiota

Session 4: The manipulation of microbial communities

  • Biological tools to manipulate the skin microbiota to influence health and dermatological disorders
  • What techniques are used of microbiota manipulations
  • Practical cases

Session 5: How to prepare and launch your range of cosmetic products ?

  • Inventory of cosmetic products on the world market with microbiota
  • Formulation strategies for cosmetic products using a scientific, clinical, and legislative approach
  • The impact of cosmetic products on the skin microbiota


Looking forward to meeting you very soon.



Dr. Florence Abdallah, PhD
University of Paris Sud – INSERM 1184, France

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