Scalp & Skin Microbiome - Novel Approaches to Formulate Gentle & Effective Products

08nov5:00 PM8:30 PMScalp & Skin Microbiome - Novel Approaches to Formulate Gentle & Effective Products5:00 PM - 8:30 PM 540 Mill Street

Event Details



Nanina’s in the Park

November 8th

5:00 – 8:30 PM

5:00 – 5:50 PM
Registration / Cocktail

5:50 – 6:00 PM

6:00 – 6:25 PM
Nicole Townsend (Nutrafol)
Scalp Microbiome Implications for Formulating Hair Care Products

6:30 – 6:55 PM
Allison Garlet (BASF)
How to decipher the right Microbiome study design

7:00 – 7:45 PM
Dinner Break

7:45 – 8:10 PM
Amina BOUSLIMANI (L’Oréal)
The Skin Microbiome Function: Towards New Strategies to Support Skin Health and Beauty

8:15 – 8:20 PM
Closing Remarks


Mythili Nori
Senior Scientist, Performance & Claims

Mythili Nori has worked in the Personal Care industry for over a decade. Her expertise is in Product Claim Substantiation and Data Science. In her current role at BASF, she is responsible for Physical Claim Substantiation for Hair & Body Care. Prior to joining BASF, she spent 5 years at TRI/Princeton as a Senior Research Associate, supporting claim substantiation and fundamental research activities for textile and hair surfaces. She earned a Bachelor of Technology in Chemical Engineering from India and received Master of Science in Chemical Engineering at North Carolina Agriculture & Technical State University focusing on purification of drinking water.

Nicole Townsend (Nutrafol)
“Scalp Microbiome Implications for Formulating Hair Care Products”

Nicole Townsend is currently the Research and Product Innovation Manager for Nutrafol with specific expertise in biochemistry and microbiology. In this role, she has pioneered scalp microbiome solutions through extensive R/D, clinical studies and product development. Nicole studied Biochemistry at Columbia University with a certified degree with American Chemical Society, focusing on hair biology and formulation/synthetic chemistry for product applications.


Allison Garlet (BASF)
“How to decipher the right Microbiome study design”

Allison Garlet is a Technical Service Specialist for BASF’s Bioactive ingredients portfolio and is based out of Tarrytown, NY.  She has a BSc in Biology from Seton Hall University and a MSc in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics from Rutgers University.  She has a technical background with a focus in microbial physiology, biofilms, and skin microbiomics research.  She was awarded the SCC’s Young Scientist Award at the 75th Annual Scientific Meeting and Showcase in 2021.


Amina BOUSLIMANI (L’Oréal)
“The Skin Microbiome Function: Towards New Strategies to Support Skin Health and Beauty”

Currently a senior scientist at L’Oréal Research & Innovation, Amina establishes external partnerships with academia and industry to accelerate knowledge on skin microbiome and identify new technologies and actives for compromised skin. Amina completed her PhD in biochemistry and biomedical sciences at the University of Montpellier in France where she studied the penetration and intra-tumoral metabolism of chemotherapeutic drugs in clinical samples using imaging mass spectrometry techniques. She completed her Postdoctoral fellowship and then worked as a Project Scientist at the University of California San Diego, in Prof. Pieter Dorrestein lab. She developed mass spectrometry-based tools to analyze and visualize large-scale metabolomics data and to link skin metabolites to their associated microbes. Her research interests were in studying the impact of individual lifestyles on skin metabolites and microbes, identifying molecular signatures associated to skin conditions and other forensic applications to link skin chemical signatures to molecular traces transferred to everyday’ s objects.


(Tuesday) 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM


Nanina's in the Park

540 Mill Street


Mythili Nori

Senior Scientist, Performance & Claims, BASF

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