Speakers at the 2018 Congress

The Bradford Talks

The Bradford University Centre for Skin Science is one of the worlds leading research facility for hair biology. The faculty includes some of the most sought after speakers in skin and hair research, which focuses on such subjects as the epigenetic processes in skin and hair biology.

We are honoured to present the Bradford Talks, a whole morning given over to three of the main faculty members of the University of Bradfords Centre for Skin Science.


Dr M. Julie Thornton

Dr. Thornton has a BSc in Biochemistry from the University of East Anglia and a PhD from the University of Bradford. Her PhD thesis was a study of androgen action in cultured dermal papilla cells derived from human hair follicles. She is currently a Faculty Member of the Centre for Skin Sciences and a Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences in the School of Chemistry and Biosciences, at the University of Bradford UK.

Dr Thornton will be speaking on “Endocrine Ageing: Implications for the Hair Follicle”. This talk will give an overview of the impact of age-related changes in the biosynthesis of sex steroids on human skin and hair growth.




Dr Michael Fessing

Michael Fessing is currently a Lecturer in Molecular and Cell Biology at the Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Bradford. He received BSc/MSc in Biotechnology from Lomonosov Moscow Institute of Fine Chemical Technology and PhD in Molecular Biology from Lomonosov Moscow State University in Russia. Michael’s major research interests involve epigenetic mechanisms of gene regulation during skin development, homeostasis and regeneration. His current research in focused on the role of covalent DNA modifications and ATP dependent chromatin remodelling in skin and hair regeneration

Dr Fessing will be speaking on “Epigenetic regulation of gene expression in health and disease”.




Dr Andrei Mardaryev

Dr Andrei Mardaryev graduated from the Chuvash University School of Medicine (Russia) in 2003. After two years of surgical training, Dr Mardaryev moved to the Department of Dermatology at Boston University School of Medicine (USA), I received my PhD from the University of Bradford, with a thesis entitled “The role of the Bone Morphogenetic Protein signalling in skin carcinogenesis”. Dr Mardaryev now Lecturers in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine at the Centre for Skin Sciences (Bradford). Currently, research of my lab is focused on the delineating the role of epigenetic factors in the regulation of epidermal regeneration and hair follicle growth.

Dr Mardaryev  will be speaking on “Polycomb group proteins in human epidermal differentiation and hair growth”.



Tony Maleedy

Due to the success of the 2017 talks, we have invited Tony back to speak on the subject of Seborrhoeic Dermatitis and other scaly dermatoses of the scalp- causation and treatment.

Tony is a hair specialist, a cosmetic scientist, an expert on hair products and the founder of Tony Maleedy Hair, a new company dedicated to creating high quality hair treatments. He is a member and former governor of the Institute of Trichologists, and a member of the Society of Cosmetic Scientists. He is a hair science consultant to the Remington Corporation, where he has helped develop many of their most successful brands. He has also created hair products and treatments for many companies and organisations, including The Institute of Trichologists and The Body Shop.

Tony has worked as a Trichologist for over twenty five years in New York and London. Tony spends much of his time carrying out hair research at the University of Bath, School of Material Science. This research underpins the development of new hair products and the greater understanding of hair conditions and disorders.


Dr Paul Farrant

Dr Paul Farrant is a consultant dermatologist and clinical lead of the dermatology department at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals trust, England. His main subspecialty interest is hair and scalp disorders, he runs the regional hair disorders clinic. Dr Farrant is the founder of the British Hair and Nail Society and a member of the European Hair Research Society.

Dr Farrant is a chapter author on disorders of hair and dermatoses of the scalp in the 2016 version of the Rook Textbook of Dermatology. He also wrote the chapter on psychological aspects of hair disorders in Practical Psychodermatology. Other recent publications in peer reviewed journals and invited submissions include reviews on hair loss in infancy and childhood, psoriasis and hair loss, hair loss in patients with inflammatory bowel disease and the British Association of Dermatologists’ guidelines for the management of alopecia areata.



Dr Hugh Rushton PhD, DSc. FIT

We have invited Dr Rushton back to Speak on the subject of Toxicology and Hair

Hugh has been in hair research for over 35 years. He has a DSc entitled “Invention Of A Clinical Diagnostic Technique For Alopecia And The Resultant Discovery Of Clinically Significant Biochemical Abnormalities and their Subsequent Treatment”, a PhD entitled “Chemical & Morphological Properties of Scalp Hair in Normal & Abnormal States”, and has published over 50 papers and several book chapters relating to scalp hair problems. In addition, Dr Rushton advises consumer watchdog and government organisations on scalp hair matters.




Miguel Cisterna IAT – AATRI President

We are pleased to welcome back Miguel to the ITC again!

Miguel is arguably the most internationally traveled Trichologist in the world, he has made it his business to increase the profile of Trichology throughout the world and in as many languages as possible, especially in South America where Trichology has become part of the mainstream and accepted pathways of treatment for hair loss.

Miguel offers a unique insight into how the role of trichology is viewed internationally.

Miguel will specifically be speaking about “Alopecia and structural damage by straightening. Phenomenon in South America”



Mr Kambiz Golchin M Med Sci, FRCS (Eng), FRCS(ORL-HNS)

Mr Golchin will be presenting a talk about Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy and its effect in the skin and hair.

A trained ENT & facial plastic surgeon, Mr Kambiz Golchin was educated at Wesley College in Dublin before undertaking his medical studies at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He graduated in 1994 and continued his surgical training in Northern Ireland. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in1998. Mr Golchin has written several papers and presented in scientific meetings. He is very interested in teaching and completed a postgraduate Masters degree in Medical Science in Education for the Health Care Profession at Queens University Belfast.




Ademir Carvalho Leite Júnior, MD

Ademir will be discussing Vectorized Trichology Treatment for MHPL and FPHL and hair problems caused by Endocrine Disorders – How the Trichologist Can Manage.

Dr Ademir Leite Jr. is a dermatologist with clinics in Brazil, and also a researcher and educator. Along with being President of the Academia Brasileira de Tricologia and Chairman of the International Association of Trichologists.

He has written several books and taught lots of students. He lectures regularly throughout north and South America at Trichology conferences and is always fascinating to listen to. He is the present Chairman of the International Association of Trichologists.



Danny Large

Danny will be be speaking about the business of Clinical Practice and how you can successfully market yourself.

Danny Large has run DSL Consulting Ltd since 2013 before that he worked on the successful Aesthetic Industry website www.consultingroom.comSince starting his business he has worked with British Association of Cosmetic Nurses as business Consultant, CEO of British Association of Hair Restoration Surgery, Event Consultant for the Aesthetic Medicine and Professional Beauty shows.  He has also worked companies such as BTL, Church Pharmacy, Globe and Alumier MD with marketing and business strategies.  Over the last few months Danny has shifted his focus in to clinic business development for practitioners looking to get into or just started in the industry.




Adrian King, MSc

Adrian will be talking about Research methods and best practice.

Adrian is a specialist in evidence based practice and for a time worked directly to the Secretary of State for Health regarding eduaction and mental health,  Adrian will focus on the need to move away from the statistically robust, yet often time-pressured, randomised-control-trial – if only so as to make our findings more accessible to the wider audience. The talk will highlight the potential methods, their opportunities and the pitfalls for demonstrating, quantifying and replicating the real benefit of a health technology in terms of the investor, the subject, those that critique, and the researcher and how to develop a model which is sensitive to the needs of the researchers, recipients and stakeholders within a particular field of innovation.