Making global research contributions
Eunbi Ko, a researcher at Amorepacific’s R&D centre, became the winner of the host society award at the 24th Conference of the IFSCC 2017. The awards ceremony took place in Grand Intercontinental Seoul Parnas in Samseong-dong, Seoul, on 25th October 2017.
Held in Korea for the second time since 2003, IFSCC Conference 2017, was attended by over 1,000 participants from 30 countries. Along with 23 podium presentations and around 325 poster presentations, a workshop themed around Korea’s innovative cosmetic products took place before the event, along with talks on recent cosmetics research.
The world’s largest cosmetic society, IFSCC, was founded in 1959 to boost international technology exchange and cooperation between global cosmetic chemists and engineers.
IFSCC, which prizes the latest outstanding research outcomes at its annual conference, set up the award to support interactions and facilitate global cosmetics research.
At the IFSCC Conference 2017, the IFSCC-organisers announced the winners of three awards, namely:
- Host Society Award - given to the host country speaker who is thought to have the most exceptional thesis;
- Johann Wiechers Award - awarded to the presenter of the most meritorious podium presentation; and
- Poster Award - handed to the author of the most meritorious paper presentation; and
In addition, Eunbi Ko, a researcher at Amorepacific, won the award for presentation of her thesis entitled ‘Genotype-Phenotype Interaction Analysis of Skin Properties via Genome-Wide Association Studies in 411 Korean Females’.
Ko’s thesis examined the relationship between genotype and phenotype to uncover the potential of personalised solutions that support skin ageing conditions and genetic attributes. At the IFSCC event, the thesis was recognised for its “innovativeness and feasibility”.
Amorepacific, in keeping with the founding Chairman Suh Sung-whan’s belief that scientific and technological prowess is a prerequisite for becoming a globally renowned company, launched a cosmetic laboratory for the first time in the Korean cosmetic industry in 1954.
Since 1954 — when the Korean cosmetics industry first welcomed a cosmetic laboratory — Amorepacific has built its strategy and commitment to ‘Asian beauty’ and developing beauty advancements.