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Visualizing NMF distribution across the human face by 2D-DESI MS imaging – Webinar 31 January



Keishi Kihara of the Shiseido MIRAI Technology Institute has developed a novel molecular imaging method that allows natural moisturizing factor (NMF) distribution analysis across human face. By visualizing ‘invisible’ molecular dynamics underlying skin homeostasis, deeper investigations of facial skin biology at the molecular level have become possible. The ultimate goal of the study is to provide consumers with site-specific and tailored facial-care products/programs using the distribution/composition information of NMF.

Guest Scientist for this webinar is Dr Tomoko Sekine, Chair of the IFSCC Scientific Committee.

Don’t worry if you can’t make this time. Register and we’ll send you a recording of the webinar.


Tuesday 30 January
16h West Coast USA • 18h Mexico City / Chicago • 19h East Coast USA / Bogotá • 21h Sao Paolo • 0h London
Wednesday 31 January
1h Central Europe • West Africa • 2h South Africa / Tel Aviv • 5h30 New Delhi • 8h Singapore / HK / China / Taipei • 9h Japan / Korea / 11h Melbourne • 13h Wellington

Keishi Kihara received his Masters Degree in Engineering from Kyoto University (Japan) and has worked at the Shiseido Global Innovation Center as an analytical scientist since and now at the Shiseido MIRAI Technology Institute. He has studied Mass Spectrometry imaging of molecular distributions in human skin for over 10 years. Kihara presented at both the IFSCC 2016 Orlando Congress and the IFSCC 2019 Milan Conference.