Past meetings

The Seventh meeting of the London Skin Club was held on April 19th 2018 at Queen Mary University of London.  This meeting was sponsored by Unilever and Miltenyi.

Keynote Speaker

Professor John McGrath, St John’s Institute of Dermatology, King’s College London (McGrath Lab)
Talk title: Inherited blistering skin diseases: discovery and recovery

Invited Speakers

Mr Ankit Patel, Centre for Cell Biology and Cutaneous Research, Queen Mary University London (Bergamaschi Lab)
Talk title: P63 upregulation contributes to acquired BRAFi resistance in melanoma

Dr Colin Boyle, Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London (Higgins Lab)
Talk title: Hacking the skin’s ability to bear load

Dr Veronica Kinsler , Institute of Child Health, University College London (Kinsler Lab)
Talk title: Cutaneous arteriovenous malformations – genomic investigation and functional analysis. 

Dr Richard Woolf,  Department of Immunobiology, King’s College London (Hayday Lab)
Talk title: Human skin-resident innate-like T cells in health and disease

 

The Sixth meeting of the London Skin Club was held on December 1st 2017 at Kings College London.  This meeting was supported by Miltenyi Biotec and Unilever.

Keynote Speaker

Dr Maria Kasper, Department of Biosciences and Nutrition, Karolinska Institute
Talk title: Niche signalling and molecular adaptations during skin regeneration 

Invited Speakers

Dr Kif Liakath-Ali, Centre for Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine
King’s College London (Watt Lab)
Talk title: Role of an evolutionarily conserved ribosome-rescue mechanism in epidermal homeostasis

Mr Guillem Hurault, Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London (Tanaka Lab)
Talk title: How can machine learning methods help our understanding of Atopic Dermatitis?

Dr Adrian Biddle, Centre for Cell Biology and Cutaneous Research, Queen Mary University of London (Biddle Lab)
Talk title: Cancer stem cells in squamous cell carcinoma: heterogeneity, plasticity and therapeutic response

Mr Ming Yang, Institute of Child Health, University College London (Di Lab)
Talk title: Correction of aberrant connexin-26 function by silencing of a dominant pathogenic mutation in keratinocytes – a novel therapeutic intervention for keratitis-ichthyosis-deafness syndrome

 

The Fifth meeting of the London Skin Club was held on May 18th, 2017, at Imperial College London and was sponsored by Unilever.

Keynote speaker

Professor Phil Jones, Wellcome Trust-Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute, University of Cambridge (Jones Lab)
Talk title: How oncogenic mutations alter epidermal stem cell behavior

Invited speakers

Dr Emily Mayhew, Historian in Residence, Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London
Talk title: Total Facial Reconstructions Sixty Years On – photographs of the Guinea Pig Club

Dr Ryan O’Shaughnessy, Institute of Child Health University College London, and Blizard Institute Queen Mary University London (O’Shaughnessy Lab)
Talk title: Finding markers of hypertrophic scarring in unscarred skin

Ms Dexu Kong, School of Engineering and Materials Science, Queen Mary University London (Gautrot Lab)
Talk title: Interfacial mechanics controls cell adhesion and expansion on non-viscous liquids

Ms Helena Topouzi, Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London (Higgins Lab)
Talk title: Subpopulations of fibroblasts in human skin have distinct characteristics in vitro 

Dr Gernot Walko, Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative medicine, Kings College London (Watt Lab)
Talk title: Genome-wide screens identify key players driving human epidermal stem cell self renewal

 

The fourth meeting of the London Skin Club was held on November 23rd, 2016, at Kings College London.  It was sponsored by Unilever.

Keynote speaker

Dr Ryan Driskell, London Law Trust Medal Fellow, Centre for Stem cells and Regenerative Medicine, Kings College London
Talk title: Dermal Papilla Cells, Hair Follicles, Fibroblasts and Scar-less Wound Repair In The Skin

Invited speakers

Dr Anna Thomas, Postdoctoral researcher, Genetics and Genomic Medicine, Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, University College London  (Kinsler Lab).
Talk title: Identifying mutations of mosaic skin conditions

Mr Mehrdad Kiani, PhD Student, Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London (Almquist Lab).
Talk title: Temporal and sustained release of siRNAs for wound repair

Dr Tanya Shaw, Senior Lecturer, Centre for Molecular and Cellular Biology of Inflammation, Kings College London (Shaw lab)
Talk title: Cellular Plasticity in Wound Repair and Scar Formation

Mr Farrell McGeoghan, PhD student, Centre for Cell Biology and Cutaneous Research, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, QMUL (O’Toole lab).
Talk title: Identification of Novel Pathways Linked to the Pathogenesis of Recessive X-Linked Ichthyosis

 

The third meeting of the London Skin Club was held on May 26th, 2016, at the UCL Institute of Child Health, University College London.  It was sponsored by Unilever.

Keynote speaker
Prof. Ralf Paus, Dermatological Sciences Research Group, School of Translational Medicine,  University of Manchester (Paus Lab)
Talk title: Hair follicles: what makes them tick?

Invited speakers
Dr Marta Bagnati, Postdoctoral Researcher, Centre for Complement and Inflammation Research, Imperial College London (Behmoaras Lab)
Talk title: Systems-genetics approaches in macrophages identify core regulators of wounds healing and fibrosis

Ms. Stephanie Telerman, PhD student, Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, Kings College London (Watt Lab)
Talk title: Role of Blimp1 during skin development and regeneration 

Mr. Michel Klaassen, PhD student, Skin Tribology group at University of Twente & Visitor at Imperial College Tribology group (Masen Lab)
Talk title: Towards reducing the prevalence of shear induced skin trauma – Effects of the microclimate on frictional behaviour of skin

Dr. Matthew Brooke, Postdoctoral Researchers, Centre for Cell Biology and Cutaneous Research, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, QMUL (Kelsell Lab)
Talk title: The iRHOM2-ADAM17 axis in epidermal proliferation and inflammation

 

The second meeting of the London Skin Club was held on November 11th, 2015, at Queen Mary University London.  This meeting was sponsored by Unilever and the Institute of Bioengineering at QMUL.

Keynote speaker
Prof. Paul Martin, (Martin Lab) School of Biochemistry, Bristol University
Talk title: Investigating the roles of inflammation in skin repair and cancer

Invited speakers
Mr. Mark van Logtestijn, Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London (Tanaka Lab).
Talk title: The depth-dependent barrier function of the stratum corneum

Dr. Rosalind Hannen, Centre for Cell Biology and Cutaneous Research, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, QMUL (Philpott Lab).
Talk title: Beyond the adrenal gland: The essential role of skin-synthesised glucocorticoids in health and disease

Ms. Cristina Tommasi, Institute of Child Health, University College London (O’Shaughnessy Lab).
Talk title: Virus-host interactions in Varicella zoster virus infection

Dr. Emanuel Rognoni, Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, Kings College London (Watt Lab)
Talk title: Fibroblasts in neonatal wound repair

 

The first meeting of the London Skin Club was held on May 21st, 2015, at Imperial College.  This meeting was sponsored by Unilever.

Keynote speaker
Prof. Fiona Watt, Watt Lab, Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine,
Kings College London
Role of the epidermal barrier in cancer susceptibility

Invited speakers
Dr. Christos Tziotzios, Department of Dermatology, Kings College London (McGrath Lab).
Cicatricial alopecia: clinical overview and our research focus

Dr. Matthew Caley, Centre for Cutaneous Research, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, QMUL (O’Toole Lab).
The role of the basement membrane in cutaneous SCC

Mr. George Theocharidis, Centre for Cutaneous Research, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, QMUL (Connelly Lab).
Type VI collagen: a novel regulator of ECM assembly and wound repair

Dr. Elisa Dominguez-Huttinger, Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London (Tanaka Lab).
Uncovering the disease mechanisms of Atopic dermatitis through mathematical modelling