Poster Award

The IFSCC Poster Award  is awarded to the author of the best poster presentation at an IFSCC Congress or Conference. The award amount is 2,000 Swiss Francs if awarded at a Congress and 1,000 Swiss Francs if awarded at a Conference.


In order to compete for this Award, applicants must submit their full text in English and indicate on their abstract submission form that they want to enter their work for the category Poster Award. Abstracts originally submitted for oral presentations that have been accepted as posters will automatically qualify for poster competition provided they were originally entered to compete for either the Basic or Applied Research Award. Posters must be original.


  • At least one of the authors of the poster should be registered as a full paying delegate for the Congress or Conference.
  • the poster must be accepted by the Science Committee of the Congress or Conference.
  • the poster must be on display at the Congress or Conference during the required times.
  • during the judging session the poster must be attended by an Author (if more than 1 Author, can be attended by any of the Authors).
  • the Author attending the poster must be able to answer questions from the Judges.

Obligation of the recipient of the IFSCC Poster Award

By accepting the IFSCC Poster Award, the recipient agrees to submit his or her poster as a full paper to both the IFSCC Magazine and the journal of his or her local Society for publication in the first issue following in Congress or Conference.


In 2020 this award was announced at the IFSCC Virtual Yokohama Congress and will be presented at the IFSCC 2021 Cancun Conference to:

Author Hisashi Mihara

Company Takasago International Corporation (Japan)

Paper How can we control unpleasant body malodor effectively? Development of novel fragrances using the olfactory receptor technology


The award for 2019 was presented at the 25th IFSCC Conference in Milan, Italy to:

Authors Marisa Meloni & Francesca Rescigno

Company VitroScreen Srl

Paper New Insights On The Role Of Adipose Tissue By Using 3D Scaffold Free Organoids


The award for 2018 was presented at the 30th IFSCC Congress in Munich, Germany:

Authors Keiko Nagami

Company Milbon Co

Paper Predicting one’s future hair condition


The award for 2017 was presented at the 24th IFSCC Conference in Seoul, Korea to:

Authors Petra Huber

Company Zurich University of Applied Science

Paper How far can we predict sensorial feelings by instrumental modelling?

2017 Petra Huber (Zurich University of Applied Science) receives the Poster Award from Frédéric Leroy (Chair, IFSCC Awards Committee) and Sang-Hoon Han (Co-Chair 2017 Seoul Conference Scientific Committee)


The award for 2016 was presented at the 29th IFSCC Congress in Orlando, FL USA to:

Authors T. Ezure

Company Shiseido

Paper The sweat gland as a breakthrough target for anti-aging skin care – discovery of novel skin aging mechanism: “dermal cavitation”


The award for 2015 was presented in Zurich, Switzerland at the 23rd IFSCC Conference to:

Authors I. Meyer*, W. Johncock**, S. Grether-Beck***, J. Krutmann***

Company *Symrise AG, Holzminden, Germany; **Symrise AG, Hamburg, Germany; ***IUF – Leibniz Institut für Umweltmedizinishche Forschung GmbH, Germany

Paper AHR Antagonists: Potent Cosmetic Actives to Protect against Air Pollution Induced Premature Aging


The award for 2014 was presented in Paris, France at the 28th IFSCC Congress to:

Authors T. Ezure*, N. Kosaka, E. Yagi, J. Hosoi, S. Amano, K. Matsuzaki, T. Ochiya

Company Shiseido Co Ltd

Paper Novel approach to anti-aging facial skin care through reconstruction of ‘dermal anchoring structures’ to improve facial morphology

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