I am very much looking forward to welcoming you to the 32nd IFSCC Congress in 2022. The Society of Cosmetic Scientists UK and Ireland is preparing to host this event in Westminster, the very heart of London, where we will showcase leading research, discuss future trends and highlight the constant innovation that drives the cosmetic industry. There is nowhere else this happens on the scale of an IFSCC Congress. We hope industry friends old and new will come together to participate, either as a presenter, sponsor or delegate.
Dr. Desmond J. Tobin is Professor of Dermatological Science and Director of The Charles Institute of Dermatology at the UCD School of Medicine, Dublin. Prior to Sept 2018 he was Professor of Cell Biology and Director of the Centre for Skin Sciences at the University of Bradford (UK). He holds a BSc from the National University of Ireland (Maynooth), a PhD from the University of London (St. John’s Institute of Dermatology) and post-doctoral training from New York University Medical School’s Dept. of Dermatology. Over the past 25 years he has researched basic and applied skin/hair sciences, with a focus on the biology of human melanocytes/pigmentation in health and disease (incl. melanoma) and of hair growth disorders, especially those with an immune basis.
Des is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists, Royal Society of Biology, Institute of Trichologists (Vice-President), and Institute of Biomedical Science. He is the immediate past president of the British Society for Investigative Dermatology and former member of the UK Translational Network in Dermatology (UKTREND). Des serves or has served on several editorial boards, scientific advisory panels, and the UK-based Research Excellent Framework REF2021. He has published over 170 publications, including 3 books.