Walailak University School of Pharmacy Hosts Lecture on Ethical Safety Testing for Cosmetic Raw Materials and Finished Products with Researcher from University of Barcelona

Walailak University (WU) School of Pharmacy (SPM) hosted a lecture, as part of the Reinventing University program initiated by the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research, and Innovation, to exchange knowledge with researcher from the University of Barcelona, Spain, on Ethical Safety Testing for Cosmetic Raw Materials and Finished Products. 

The distinguished researcher invited was Professor Dr. Maria Pilar Vinardell, an expert on skin sensitization and a member of the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety of the European Commission. The event took place yesterday at Chorpradu Chamber, Walailak University Hospital.

In attendance were Assistant Professor Dr. Apichart Atipairin, Dean of WU SPM; Associate Professor Dr. Wandee Rungseevijitprapa, Dean of Mae Fah Luang University School of Cosmetic Science; Associate Professor Dr. Udomsak Saengow, Director of WU Research and Innovation Institute of Excellence, along with lecturers and graduate students from SPM.

Assistant Professor Dr. Namfa Sermkaew, Head of WU SPU Research Unit, said that the lecture is part of the ongoing Reinventing University Program, focusing on promoting “Innovative Cosmetics for Sustainability.” She noted, “Our researchers had the opportunity to update their knowledge. And, of course, we have our graduate students here joining, which undoubtedly benefit them in their academic development.” 

Earlier in the morning, in an effort to further enhance research and academic collaboration, WU SPM conducted a meeting with Mae Fah Luang University School of Cosmetic Science. The two schools expressed interest in the exchange of visiting professors, sharing laboratory equipment, and facilitating student internships.

Last month, SPM also organized an academic seminar to exchange knowledge with scientists from the Center for Natural Products Discovery at Liverpool John Moores University, the United Kingdom. Key lectures during the seminar focused on utilizing phytochemicals or plant-derived compounds to prevent cancer and exploring the magic of natural products in skincare.


News by Settaboot Onphakdee, Division of Corporate Communication