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  • Dates:August 11th to 16th 2019
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  • conducted by:Gordon Research Seminar (GRS)


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The Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) conducting the Barrier Function of Mammalian Skin Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) 2019

Conference Location: Waterville Valley, 56 Packard’s Road, Waterville Valley, NH, US

Conference Dates: August 11th to 16th 2019

Applications for this meeting must be submitted by July 13, 2019.

GRS Speaker Abstract Deadline: Although applications will be accepted until the date noted above, any applicants who wish to be considered for an oral presentation should submit their application by May 10, 2019.

Conference Description

The Gordon Research Seminar on Barrier Function of Mammalian Skin is a unique forum for graduate students, postdocs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.

This seminar will be in line with the following Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Barrier Function of Mammalian Skin. The topics will cover the fundamentals of skin barrier and technological advances in this field including transdermal drug/vaccine delivery, skin disease and pathologies, trauma and wound management, and in silico modeling to investigate barrier properties.

The GRS provides an exciting opportunity for young researchers to present their work in front of their peers, and gain confidence for the following GRC. The seminar also holds a career development session with mentors from academia and industries; and is a great platform to start networking within the community, meet colleagues with similar interests and build awesome collaborations.

Program Format

Gordon Research Seminars are 2-day meetings which take place on the Saturday and Sunday just prior to the start of the associated GRC. The GRS opens with a 1-hour introductory session on Saturday afternoon, followed by a poster session, dinner and a 2-hour session in the evening. Sunday morning begins with breakfast and is followed by another 2-hour session, a second poster session, and lunch. A final 1-hour session takes place just after lunch, and the associated GRC begins later that evening.

Discussion Leaders

  • Maria Morasso (National Institutes of Health, USA)


  • Ellen Van Den Bogaard (Radboud University Medical Center, The Netherlands)
  • Michel Salmon (StratiCELL, Belgium)

Insights into Barrier Function from Human Epidermal Pathology

Discussion Leaders

  • Matthias Schmuth (Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria)
  • Nicole Brogden (University of Iowa, USA)


  • Katerina Vavrova (Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic)
  • Sandrine Dubrac (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
  • Anna De Benedetto (University of Florida, USA)
  • Nathalie Jonca (National Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM), France)
  • Akemi Ishida-Yamamoto (Asahikawa Medical University, Japan)

In Silico Modeling of the Barrier and Permeation Pathways

Discussion Leaders

  • Olga Lopez (Institute for Advanced Chemistry of Catalonia, Spanish National Research Council, Spain)


  • Clare McCabe (Vanderbilt University, USA)
  • Rebecca Notman (University of Warwick, United Kingdom)
  • Reiko Tanaka (Imperial College London, United Kingdom)

Spontaneous and Man-Made Animal Models of the Epidermal Barrier Dysfunction

Discussion Leaders

  • Peter Elias (San Francisco VA Medical Center / University of California, San Francisco, USA)
  • Kevin Mills (Procter and Gamble Company, USA)


  • Wim Declercq (Ghent University, Belgium)
  • Mei Huang (Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom)
  • Wolfgang Baeumer (Free University of Berlin, Germany)
  • Elizabeth Mauldin (University of Pennsylvania, USA)

Predicting, Measuring and Modeling Topical Drug Delivery

Discussion Leaders

  • Samir Mitragotri (Harvard University, USA)


  • Aneesh Alex (GlaxoSmithKline, USA)
  • Leandro Santos (Dermavant Sciences, USA)
  • Emma Sparr (Lund University, Sweden)

Pigmentation and Mechanics in Mammalian Barrier Function

Discussion Leaders

  • Michel Simon (INSERM, France)
  • Arup Indra (Oregon Health and Science University, USA)


  • Kwesi Teye (Kurume University, Japan)
  • Markus Kretz (University of Regensburg, Germany)
  • Andor Pivarcsi (Karolinska Institutet, Sweden)
  • Desmond Tobin (University College Dublin, Ireland)

Selected Poster Presentations

Discussion Leaders

  • M. Begona Delgado-Charro (University of Bath, United Kingdom)
  • Marjana Tomic-Canic (Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, USA)


New Insights into Stratum Corneum Lipid Composition, Organization and Dynamics

Discussion Leaders

  • Joke Bouwstra (Leiden Academic Centre for Drug Research (LACDR), Leiden University, The Netherlands)
  • Pankaj Karande (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA)


  • Corinne Leprince (INSERM, France)
  • Charlotte Beddoes (Leiden University, The Netherlands)
  • Roger Sandhoff (German Cancer Research Center, Germany)
  • Olga Lopez (Institute for Advanced Chemistry of Catalonia, Spanish National Research Council, Spain)

Changes in Epidermal Barrier Function in Health and Associated with Systemic Disease

Discussion Leaders

  • Theodora Mauro (University of California, San Francisco, USA)


  • Emer Duffy (Dublin City University, Ireland)
  • Sanja Kezic (Academic Medical Centre, The Netherlands)
  • Andrzej Slominski (University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA)

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