Basic Research Award

The IFSCC Basic Research Award consists of an amount of 7,500 Swiss Francs or its equivalent and is awarded to the presenter of the most meritorious podium presentation pertaining to basic cosmetic research at an IFSCC Congress. There may also be an Honorary Mention, under specific conditions, for the second best paper which consists of an amount of 2,000 Swiss Francs. Both amounts are provided by the IFSCC. 

In order to compete for this Award, applicants should submit their full text in English and indicate on their abstract submission form that they want to enter their work for the category Basic Research. Papers should be original.The paper should be presented in person by one of the authors of the paper.

Obligation of the recipient of the IFSCC Basic Research Award
By accepting the IFSCC Basic Research Award, the recipient agrees to submit their paper to both the IFSCC Magazine and the journal of their local Society for publication in the first issue following the Congress.

This award for 2014 was presented in Paris to:

Authors  H. Goto*, H. Ohshima

Company  Pola Chemical Industries Inc

Paper  Antimicrobial peptide human beta defensin-3 [hBD-3] as a key factor for acne flare-up during the premenstrual stage