Claudia Tomasini is a professor of organic chemistry at the University of Bologna. Her research interests include the synthesis, characterization, and applications of peptidomimetics, able to mimic secondary structures of peptides and proteins. She is involved in some research projects for the applications of peptidomimetics in material chemistry and biomedical chemistry. Author of several publications, she received prizes and acknowledgments.
IIAA – International Institute for Anti-Aging
Course Leader: MSc Cosmetic Science
London College of Fashion
Diogo Baltazar is the course leader for the integrated MSc in Cosmetic Science and also coordinates the Industry Placement year on the course. Diogo trained as a pharmacist at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon where he collaborated in the research and development of topical medicines. After obtaining his MPharm, Diogo specialised in Advanced Pharmaceutical Technology and later worked as a full-time research assistant at the iMed.ULisboa, University of Lisbon, where he was responsible for consultancy projects for the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. These consultancy projects included the re-formulation of products in the market and the testing of topical medicines.
Most of his time at iMed.ULisboa was spent in the development of new cosmetic products, including: a cosmetic product line based on donkey milk; an Ecocert-certified cosmetic product line, which included sun protection products; and prescription cosmetic products used in the management of skin/scalp conditions and baby care products. Before moving to London, Diogo also spent a short time working freelance as a formulation scientist.
At the London College of Fashion, Diogo focusses on teaching science as a creative subject. He is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and works with students in developing their academic and critical thinking skills. Diogo leads the teaching in colloidal and formulation sciences, including laboratory workshops specialising in skincare, and physicochemical characterisation and stability testing. As an MSc tutor, Diogo supervises projects in formulation science and technology, which is also where his main research interests lie on.