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News Release | Dec 21, 2021

BASF scientists honored by the Society of Cosmetic Chemists for research papers

TARRYTOWN, NY, December 21, 2021 – Two BASF scientists were recognized by the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) for their outstanding research papers.

Allison Garlet, Technical Account Manager for Personal Care Actives at BASF Care Chemicals, North America, received the Young Scientist Award for her paper entitled ‘Droplet-Based Microfluidic Screening Method to Select Ingredients Targeting Skin Microbial Communities.’ This award was given to the best paper by a young scientist under the age of 40 presented at the preceding Annual Scientific Meeting. Several BASF scientists contributed to the research paper:

  • Dr. Sabrina Leoty-Okombi, R&D Project Leader, BASF Beauty Creations,
  • Dr. Sabrina Leoty-Okombi, R&D Project Leader, BASF Beauty Creations,
  • Dr. Valerie Andre-Frei, R&D Scouting & Communication Expert, BASF Beauty Creations

Philip Ludwig, Technical Account Manager for Personal Care Actives at BASF Care Chemicals, North America, was awarded the Hans A. Schaeffer Award for his publication entitled ‘A New 3D-Autologous IPSC-Derived Model to Mimic Hair Bulb Structure and Multiple Crosstalk.’ The paper was selected as the most innovative and was a collaborative effort by several scientists:

  • Oussama El Baraka, Head of Organoids and Hair Models, BASF Beauty Creations,
  • Dr. Anja Ramme, Senior Scientist & Project Manager at TissUse GmbH,
  • Dr. Beren Ataç, Senior Scientist at TissUse GmbH,
  • Dr. Louis Danoux, Head of Cell Biology Laboratory of BASF Beauty Creations,
  • Dr. Uwe Marx, Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of TissUse GmbH, and
  • Prof. Dr. Roland Lauster, Scientific Advisory Board Member, TissUse GmbH

“Continuing to lead in innovation is integral for our success,” said Marcelo Lu, Senior Vice President, Care Chemicals, BASF North America. “We congratulate our team members for their incredible achievements in cosmetic science. Together with our customers and partners we bring contributions to society.”

The scientists were recognized for their research papers during the SCC’s 75th Annual Scientific Meeting & Showcase on December 15, 2021 at the Sheraton NY Times Square in New York City.

About the Care Chemicals division at BASFThe BASF division Care Chemicals offers a broad range of ingredients for personal care, home care, industrial & institutional cleaning, and technical applications. We are a leading global supplier for the cosmetics industry as well as the detergent and cleaner industry, and support our customers with innovative and sustainable products, solutions and concepts. The division’s high-performance product portfolio includes surfactants, emulsifiers, polymers, emollients, chelating agents, cosmetic active ingredients and UV filters. We have production and development sites in all regions and are expanding our presence in emerging markets. Further information is available online

About BASF
BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has approximately 17,000 employees in North America and had sales of $18.7 billion in 2020. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit