1st Edition

Skin Bioscience A Molecular Approach

Edited By Toyoko Imae Copyright 2013
    240 Pages 5 Color & 93 B/W Illustrations
    by Jenny Stanford Publishing

    Skin bioscience is a core part of dermatology and brings important guiding principles to skin care and dermatological therapy. Although the investigation of human skin bioscience is not necessarily easy because of the limitations on the use of native human skin, many academic scientists and industrial engineers have been involved in this labored research with their creative ingenuity.

    In Skin Bioscience: A Molecular Approach, skin bioscience is introduced with a specific focus on the molecular approach. Following the description of the fundamental structure and unique functionality of the skin, the response of the skin to exterior stimulation is described. Furthermore, attention is paid to the beautification and regeneration of the skin. This book provides readers with the molecular knowledge of the skin and stimulates their interest in further investigation and development of skin bioscience.

    Structure and Functionality of Skin, Ichiro Hatta
    Response for External Stimulation on Skin, Masaki Ujihara and Toyoko Imae
    Beautification of Skin, Satoshi Amano
    Regeneration Medicine of Skin, Yoshimitsu Kuroyanagi


    Toyoko Imae joined National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, as a chair professor in April 2009, immediately after retiring from Keio University, Japan. She has also held the position of professor emeritus at Nagoya University, Japan, since 2006. Her major research focuses on the fabrication, functionalization, and physicochemical investigation of nanomaterials, including polymers, nanoparticles, and molecular assemblies, in solutions and at interfaces. Her research fields extend even to applications and commercialization beyond basic science. As a result of her energetic efforts, she has published about 270 peer-reviewed journal articles, 25 reviews, and 25 book chapters and edited the book Advanced Chemistry of Monolayers at Interfaces: Trends in Methodology and Technology in 2007 and Neutrons in Soft Matter in 2011. Her excellent research work is given high importance by scientists in the associated research field not only in Japan but also all over the world. Recipient of several awards, Prof. Imae also contributes to the academic advancement as typified by an editorial advisory board of scientific journals. She is an executive member of the Council for Science and Technology Policy in Japan and a member of the Science Council of Japan.