ESCD 2018

Scientists from Unilever SEAC and Dr Kate Wicks, University of Manchester participated in the 14th Congress of the European Society for Contact Dermatitis (ESCD) from 18-20 October 2018 in Milan.  For full details of the event please visit the ESCD 2018 Congress website.


Thursday, October 18,  12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
(Industry Symposium | Plenary Hall)
Next Generation Skin Allergy Risk Assessment: opportunities to reduce uncertainty through research. Presented by: Nicola Gilmour, Gavin Maxwell, Ian Kimber (University of Manchester) and Jason Williams (Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust)

Thursday, October 18,  3:30 PM – 3:50 PM
Chemistry of Contact Dermatitis: What is New (Focus Session 8 | Parallel Hall 2)
Determination of Protein Haptenation by Chemical Sensitizers within the Complexity of the Human Skin ProteomePresented by: Maja Aleksic

Thursday, October 18,  5:10 PM – 5:20 PM
(Free Communications 2 | Plenary Hall)
Characterisation of T-lymphocyte responses in nickel- and paraphenylene diamine-allergic patientsPresented by: Kate Wicks (University of Manchester)


Next-Generation skin allergy Risk Assessment case study: Evaluation of four ingredients and two product types without using animal test data. Authors: N. Gilmour, M. Baltazar, J. Butcher, R. Cubberley, C. MacKay, G. Maxwell, R. Pendlington, J. Reynolds, E. Vandenbossche

Improving skin allergy risk assessment: opportunities for collaboration between clinicians and toxicologists. Authors: N.Gilmour, M. Bruze, D. Gawkrodger, A. M. Gimenez-Arnau, I. Kimber, G. Maxwell, J. F. Nicolas, A. Schnuch, M. Wilkinson, J. Williams

Allergic contact dermatitis: characterising the relationship between T cells and skin sensitising potency. Authors: G. Maxwell, M. Aleksic, M. Ardern-Jones, A. Bailey, S. Barber, N. Barnes, B. Chain, S. Cochrane, R. Cubberley, R. Dearman, S. Dhadra, T. Elliott, N. Gellatly, J. P. Gosling, N. Gilmour, C. Griffiths, M. Harries, A. Jarman, I. Kimber, S. Krishnan, G. Lythe, C. Molina-París, T. Oakes, E. Parkinson, A. Popple, S. Regufe da Mota, J. Reynolds, T. Ronel, P. Skipp, H. Singleton, C. Stretton, V. Summerfield, K. Wicks, C. White, J. Williams, S. Windebank, C. MacKay

Immune responses to repeated application of the contact allergen diphenylcyclopropenone (DPC) in humans: evidence of down-regulatory mechanismsAuthors: K. Wicks, H. Singleton, J. P. Gosling, G. Maxwell, M. Harries, J. Williams, C. White, I. Kimber, R. J. Dearman