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Delivering Solutions to Consumer-Centric Problems

Consumer Hair Care: Academics to Applied R&D

Date & Venue

17 – 18 April 2019

NUS Kent Ridge Campus
Multi-purpose Room
National University of Singapore


  • Linking hair biology, chemistry, and physics
  • Fundamentals of hair biology and structure, application of hair biology and chemistry to consumer care
  • Dandruff and scalp health
  • Consumer hair care applications
  • Shampoos, conditioners and leave on treatments
  • Hair styling and permanent waving
  • Penetrating the fiber
  • Damage and coloring
  • Regulatory and claims
  • What makes a good material


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Duane Harland, Ph.D
Senior Scientist
AgResearch, New Zealand


Giorgia Pastorin, Ph.D
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy
Assistant Dean (Research), Faculty of Science
National University of Singapore


Trefor Evans, PhD
Institute Fellow, Director of Research
TRI Princeton

Etienne Wang, BA Hons (Oxford), MBBS Hons (UCL), MA, M.Phil, Ph.D (Columbia University)
Department of Dermatology
National Skin Centre (NSC)


Thomas Dawson, PhD
Senior Principal Investigator
Skin Research Institute of Singapore (SRIS)
Agency for Science Technology and Research

Calum MacBeath, PhD
Head, Formulated Products
Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences (ICES)
Agency for Science Technology and Research


Wednesday 17th April: Setting the Stage  
Time Programme Speaker
9.00-9.15 Welcome and Introductions Thomas Dawson
9.15-10.00 Linking Biology, Chemistry, and Physics Thomas Dawson
10.00-10.45 Hair Structure & Chemistry 101 Duane Harland
10.45-11.00 Break
11.00-11.45 Hair Structure & Chemistry 102:  CC application Trefor Evans
11.45-12.30 Hair Biology 101: Cycle, follicle, diseases Etienne Wang
12.30-1.30 Lunch
1.30-2.15 Hair Biology 102: Consumer care application Thomas Dawson
2.15-3.00 Introduction to hair care products and surfactants Trefor Evans
3.00-3.15 Break
3.15-4.00 Hair attributes and conditioning Trefor Evans
4.00-4.15 Wrap-up Day 1 Thomas Dawson
Thursday 18th April: Products and applications  
Time Programme Speaker
9.00-9.15 Recap of day 1, introduction to day 2 Thomas Dawson
9.15-10.00 Scalp Health:  Introduction to dandruff Thomas Dawson
10.00-10.45 Penetrating the fiber:  hair dyes and PPD Giorgia Pastorin
10.45-11.00 Break
11.00-11.45 Hair strength measurement and claims Trefor Evans
11.45-12.30 Regulatory and claims Thomas Dawson
12.30-1.30 Lunch
1.30-2.15 Permanent waving and straightening Trefor Evans
2.15-3.00 Damage and protection Trefor Evans
3.00-3.15 Break
3.15-4.00 What makes a useful material Calum Macbeath
4.00-4.15 Concluding remarks Thomas Dawson

Workshop Fee

Category Before 7% GST  After 7% GST
Industry S$ 1500/pax  S$ 1605/pax
Tertiary Institutions (including Research Institutes) S$ 500/pax  S$ 535/pax

Breakfast, lunch and Tea will be provided

Cancellation and Substitution Policy Cancellation must be received on or before March 15, 2019. Refunds will not be issued for cancellations received after this date. There is a SGD $100 processing fee on all cancellations. You may send a substitute registrant from the same organization. Substitutions must be submitted via email. To cancel or substitute your registration, contact phacuiy@nus.edu.sg.


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Registration extended to 1 April 2019.

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