VICHY Announces the First Annual VICHY EXPOSOME GRANT

PARIS, February 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

- New research grant from VICHY Laboratoires will fund research on exposome and its
effects on the skin.
- Grant application deadline: 8 July 2016 

Announced today by VICHY Laboratoires, the VICHY EXPOSOME GRANT will promote and encourage research activity on the skin exposome. One research grant of 15 000 EUR will be awarded annually to a research project proposal in the field of exposome and skin.

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What is exposome? 

The human body is subjected to and responds to complex exposures throughout the lifespan, including exposures from the environment, diet, lifestyle. For this highly complex interaction, the term exposome was recently coined by Dr. Christopher Wild at the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer.

The exposome analysis, therefore, complements the human genome by providing a comprehensive description of individuals' lifelong environmental exposures. Exposome research aims to look at the holistic view of the human body's exposures, how the body responds to those exposures, and their combined effects.

What is the Vichy Exposome Grant?  

The VICHY EXPOSOME GRANT supported by VICHY Laboratoires is intended to promote and encourage research activity to characterize the skin exposome.

The research project proposal on skin exposome may be fundamental or clinical and may encompass any aspects of exposome. Projects focused on skin diseases will not be considered. Work may be performed at any hospital, university or other not-for-profit research institution.

Applications for the VICHY EXPOSOME GRANT will be reviewed by an international jury of experts chaired by Professor Jean Krutmann (Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine, Germany) and including Professors Craig Elmets (University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA), Haidong Kan (Fudan University, China), Thierry Passeron (University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France) and Sergio Schalka (Santo Amaro University, Sao Paulo, Brazil).

For more information on the VICHY EXPOSOME GRANT and to apply, visit

The deadline for applications is July 8, 2016.


Created in 1931 by Dr. Haller, Vichy Laboratoires was born in the region of Auvergne, in the French Volcanos. Vichy skincare products are created with water charged with 15 rare minerals, proven to strengthen skin to help fight against aggressions and are coupled with powerful active ingredients. Assessed under strict quality conditions just four kilometers from the source of Vichy mineralized water, Vichy products are formulated to ensure safety and efficacy for sensitive skin.  With over 85 years of scientific research, Vichy has accompanied women through major life stages providing products created with mineralized water that deliver proven results and provide stronger skin for a stronger life every day. 

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CONTACT: Robert Imig, International Director, Communications & Digital,VICHY Laboratoires, Tel: +33-(0)1-46-88-19-51

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