Chanel Research and Technology has announced the two latest winners of its annual CE.R.I.E.S. award. American Julia Segre, Senior Investigator at the National Human Genome Research Institute, has been named the 2014 recipient, while Japan’s Emi Nishimura, Professor and Chair, Department of Stem Cell Biology at Tokyo’s Medical Research Institute, picked up the 2015 gong.
The award honors the accomplishments of a scientific researcher with a proven track record in fundamental or clinical research in the field of the physiology or biology of healthy skin.
“Ever since we created the Chanel-CE.R.I.E.S. Research Award in 1996, our aim has been to support ground-breaking skin research projects, aiming to enrich our understanding of the skin with new findings made available to all,” said Christian Mahé, Senior Vice President, Chanel Research and Technology. “Our most recent laureates are proof of this aim and we are proud to support their trail-blazing work.”
Segre’s work focuses on understanding the skin’s microbiome and the role of surface bacteria, fungi and viruses in the maintenance of healthy skin, while Nishimura’s goal is to elucidate the mechanisms of skin aging and their application to skin regeneration and rejuvenation.