Promotion of our Laboratory at IN-COSMETICS 2019

DNA Gensee could meet many actors of the Cosmetics market which expressed a strong interest for our DNA analyses technologies and the support proposed. Avoying frauds and contaminations in their supplies of plants/algae is a major challenge. Our diagnostics are accurate and valuable for our customers. Our studies are eligible to CIR, do not hesitate […]

Authenticity and genetic traceability in plants, example of figs

Genetic traceability in plants, example of figs: Presentation in COMET* by Dr. Philippe   *Cosmetic Measurement & Testing (February 6-7 2019 – Cergy, France, https://comet.sciencesconf.org/resource/page/id/18) Plants are one of the most important terrestrial organisms. Many plant species are interesting for their biological properties. This diversity is widely used by the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. However, […]

Genetic analyses to identify citrus species

In winter, the seasonal fruits are citrus fruits. This plant group is composed of many botanical species (https://www.cirad.fr/actualites/toutes-les-actualites/communiques-de-presse/2018/l-evolution-des-agrumes-revisitee). Currently, their consumption is increasing because of their virtues and benefits on the human health (https://ccj.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13065-015-0145-9). However, there are many frauds and adulterations in citrus products. Consumers are increasingly responsive to their products composition. They are looking […]

Honey composition analysis, a quality product.

Today, honey is used by a large number of consumers in its raw state or through processed products from the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. However, in recent years, honey production in France has decreased: for example in 2017 when a decrease of 18.31% compared to 2015 was observed. Conversely, consumption remains stable, at around […]

DNA Gensee at the 30th IFSCC congress

IFSCC congress DNA Gensee, the algae and plants biotechnology laboratory went to the 30th IFSCC congress in Munich from September 18th to 21th 2018. This year theme was “Cosmetics : science for beauty and liefestyle”. This theme, in perfect harmony with DNA Gensee’s activities, highlighted exciting topics. The opening ceremony focused on environmental protection. Dr. Dirk […]

The CEW is showcasing plant biotechnology and genetic analyses

Plant biotechnology and its genetic analyses applied to cosmetics are one of the three innovations selected by the CEW for the 7th Achiever Awards which will take place on Monday October 15th at the FAUST in Paris. The CEW is the pre-eminent international network for beauty professionals with 10,000 members in 3 associations in the US, […]

Her Majesty Rose : her history and her DNA

Since Antiquity, the rosebush is king of the decorative plants. At the end of 19th Century, in France, the hybridization of an European rosebush with a Chinese rosebush gave birth to the modern rosebushes. Stemming from numerous crossings, the genus Rosa counts today more than 400 species and hybrids. Estimated for their perfume and the […]

Identifying Ulex in a CO2  extract thanks to genetics

Thanks to a great collaboration between DNA Gensee, Codif Technologie Naturel and Clarins, the article “new genetic approach to identify Ulex species in CO2 extract” was published in Houseold & Personal care (Vol13(3) May-Jun 2018). This article demonstrates the power of barcoding and metabarcoding to authenticate and trace Ulex europaeus in a CO2 extract.   […]

Biodiversity: a challenge for the future

Definition of biodiversity : The biodiversity is a word that indicates in the etymological sense, the diversity of living organisms at several levels, in ecosystems and species, but also genetic diversity within the same species. Currently, this term is also widely used to designate the species specific to different parts of the globe. Biodiversity nowadays […]

Iris : botanic and genetic

Iris : botanic and genetic 1. Botanic(1–3) Iris is a genus of flowering plants whose botanical classification is described in the table below :   Kingdom Plantae – Plantes    Class Liliopsida – Monocotyledons        Order Liliales          Family Iridaceae             Genus Iris   This genus contains about 230 accepted species including Iris pallida Lam, the […]