2020 Grant Winners

L'Oréal Research Grant

2020 Winners

L’OREAL ANNOUCES THREE AWARD WINNERS FOR THE AFRICAN HAIR & SKIN RESEARCH GRANT 2020

Paris on 12 October 2020 – The L’Oréal group, the World’s leader in beauty products, has announced today the three winners of the 2020 edition of its African Hair & Skin Research Grant. The winners, from Ivory Coast, Madagascar and Burkina Faso were chosen by a panel of seven African and international scientific jury. They will be awarded financial and mentorship support for their one-year research projects.

Established in 2013, L’Oréal’s African Hair & Skin Research Grant aims at promoting African scientific excellence, through encouraging clinical and basic research, conducted by scientists from the Continent, on African skin and hair – a field that remains largely unexplored. In its 7 years of existence, the grant scheme has received over 40 research proposal submissions from 17 Sub-Saharan African countries.

In October 2020, at a virtual award ceremony, L’Oréal granted three research grants to three African scientists for the value of their research work on the physiology of African skin and hair. These are:

Dr Yao Isidore KOUASSI, Universite Felix Houphouet Boigny, Ivory Coast for the project on Assessing Adult Acne Risk Factors in Tropical Africa

Pr Pascal NIAMBA, University Joseph Ki-Zerbo Ouagadougou, Burkina-Faso for the project on Study of the genetic polymorphism of transforming growth factor receptors (TGF-βRI, TGF-βRII) and susceptibility to keloid scars in Burkina Faso

Pr Rabenja RAPELANORO, University of Antananarivo, Madagascar for the project on Evaluation of the role of filaggrin mutation as a predictive factor of atopic dermatitis in Malagasy patients

Dr Yao Isidore KOUASSI
Dr Yao Isidore KOUASSI
Pr Pascal NIAMBA
Pr Pascal NIAMBA
Pr Rabenja RAPELANORO
Pr Rabenja RAPELANORO