The human body is colonised by 100 trillion microorganisms, which include archaea and viruses (microbiota), which reflect a vast number of genes associated with microorganisms (microbiome). Given the strategic importance of the microbiome in biology and medicine, we have dedicated an area to it (for more information, please take a look). Nevertheless, while the microbiome is believed to play a central role in human skin health, it is poorly characterised in the human hair follicle.
Giuliani imagines that the development of many future strategies to therapeutically regulate human hair growth will result from a greatly improved understanding of the composition of the human hair follicle microbiome under physiological and pathological circumstances and its interactions with keratinocytes and immune system cells of the hair follicle. Giuliani therefore invests in pioneering work that aims to characterise the microbiome of the hair follicles of the human scalp developed thanks to Giuliani’s commitment to innovative preclinical hair research.