FTIR Spectroscopy Studies of Skin from Lipid Models to In Vivo Measurements

Condensed Matter lunchtime seminar

[CANCELLED] FTIR Spectroscopy Studies of Skin from Lipid Models to In Vivo Measurements

  • Event time: 1:00pm
  • Event date: 16th May 2022
  • Speaker: David Moore (Tioga Research)
  • Location: Higgs Centre Seminar Room, Room 4305, and Zoom

Event details

Over the last 25 years we have utilized biophysical FTIR spectroscopy techniques to gain insights into the molecular composition, dynamics, and organization of the lipid matrix of human stratum corneum (SC), the outer layer of skin. As the compositional and organizational complexity of SC make it a challenging system to study a variety of experimental models were initially employed to gain insight into lipid dynamics within SC lipid lamellae. This presentation will review highlights from our studies and the translation of measurements in SC membrane models to intact SC and ultimately to in vivo studies of lipid dynamics in human skin. The translation of molecular spectroscopy understanding of skin to spectroscopic imaging of lipid organization within SC will be briefly illustrated.

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