Dr. Gerhard Nohynek, born 1947, educational background includes a M.Sc. in biochemistry (bacterial metabolism, Technical University, Munich, Germany, 1972), a Ph.D. in toxicology (toxicity, metabolism and pharmacokinetics of organochlorine compounds in primates and other laboratory animals, Albany Medical College / Technical University, Munich, 1976). His Ph.D. thesis was performed at Albany Medical College, Albany, N.Y. at the International Center for Environmental Safety, Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., US. He passed the US Board Certification in General Toxicology (DABT) in 1984.
From 1998 to the present, he is holding the position of Scientific Director of Corporate Toxicology at L’OREAL Research, which includes world-wide responsibility for the safety of new OTC drugs, quasi-drugs, biologically active ingredients and strategic raw materials.
He is a member of the American Society of Toxicology, EUROTOX, the French and German toxicology societies and have published numerous articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and was editor and principal author of a book on interpretation and report writing of regulatory toxicology studies. In addition, he has been author of numerous preclinical pharmacological-toxicological expert reviews on new drugs and participated in the preclinical development and presentation to regulatory authorities (FDA, MHW, CPMP) of major new drugs, such as DiflucanÒ, CarduraÒ, NorvascÒ (Pfizer Inc.), GranocyteÒ, TaxotereÒ and SynercidÒ (Rhone-Poulenc Rorer / Aventis).
Studies in Chemical Engineering:
Process Development, Quality Assurance, Product Development,
Technical Marketing UV Absorbers, Home and Personal Care, 1996
Marketing Manager Active Effects, Personal Care since 2001
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business for a total of 8 years and is experienced in dermal absorption studies
with inorganic and organic sunscreens and in the development of cosmetic raw
materials and formulations. Since 1999
After receiving her Doctoral Degree in Chemistry in 1996 she joined the patent department of
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Education: Organic synthesis of aroma chemicals at Wacker,
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Global market development of aroma chemicals.
Now: Sales and technology for Cyclodextrin for application in personal care, fragrance and flavour.
Patents focus on cyclodextrin complexes
Member of SEPAWA, Section Perfumer
The founder of the
Founder and Director of
Editor of the "Rote Reihe" (print) and "black@white label" (electronic CD-SEMINARS).
Member of the German Society of Scientific and Applied Cosmetics (DGK) since 1994.
Member of SEPAWA
As a food chemist Dr.
His sun care activities also include his membership of various (inter)national working groups.
Mr. Wolfgang Siegert was trained as a Chemical Laboratory Assistant
at Reichhold-Chemie (development of raw materials for paints, application of
coating materials, development of paint compositions as well as testing of coating
In 1985 he became head of the Application Department which advises customers in industry on microbiological quality management including the selection of preservatives and disinfectants.
Isabelle Van Reeth
holds a bachelor
In 2001, she has been nominated senior industry Specialist and global technology leader for the Skin care and Ap/deo segment .
Expert in the marketing,
sales and technical application of active ingredients for the cosmetic
industry. Occupied positions in application technology, R&D, sales and
marketing at various international companies.
Since 1993 with Hoffmann-La Roche AG, an international Swiss pharmaceuticals and raw materials company.
Currently Key Account Manager at Roche Vitamins Europe Ltd, now DSM, responsible worldwide for key accounts in the cosmetic industry in Central Europe. Activities also include technical support and market development in Europe for cosmetic ingredients.
Numerous publications and talks on the application of vitamins and UV filters in the cosmetic industry, and member of various industrial and specialist associations.
1991 - Habilitation for chemistry at the RWTH Aachen.
Section Head since 1983 and Departmental Head for Special Fibre Analysis at the German Wool Research Institute in Aachen since 1995.
Co-Organisator des “International Hair Science Symposium of DWI”
Publications: international: 60
Dr. Helmut Zahn
was born in Erlangen. He studied chemistry in Karlsruhe and did his doctorate
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At the same time he
became the Director of the German Wool Research Institute at the RWTH in
Since 1986 Professor Zahn has worked as a consultant for renowned companies and to this day passes on his knowledge in lectures on protein chemistry, textile chemistry, wool and hair.
Helmut Zahn was the author of a great number of publications (about 700) and was rightly regarded as one the top specialists in the field of hair science. He died in fall 2004.