Department of Dermatology and Venerology

 

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At the Department of Dermatology and Venerology basic and clinical research is performed in all relevant areas of this field (acute and chronic inflammatory dermatitis, allergology and immunology, andrology, infectious diseases, dermatological oncology, surgical dermatology, medicinal cosmetology). The close connection between laboratory and clinic enables a fast implementation for the benefit of patients (in the sense of translationary research). Particularly emphasized is the clinical research. Numerous studies, in all phases of drug approval, are performed in our study health care center. Our own new drug concepts, as well as novel therapy strategies of industrial partners, are tested. The goal is to improve the therapeutic care of patients with skin diseases. Particular efforts are made to improve treatment of psoriasis, which is a chronic inflammatory skin disease with a morbidity of 1% to 3%, and therefore, as frequent as diabetes in the Caucasian population. Further indications among others are atopic dermatitis and acne, as well as oncological indications (malignant melanoma, lymphoma etc.). All studies are performed according to the standards of the ICH-GCP (international conference on harmonization - good clinical practice). Our high quality standards are guaranteed by regular internal and external quality inspections.

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Director:

  • Prof. Dr. Roland Kaufamnn
 

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Expertise:

  • The role of skin cells in chronic inflammatory diseases (T-cells, endothel cells and keratinocytes in psoriasis, atopic dermatitis etc.)
  • Functional analysis of the perception and signal transduction of mechanical stimuli (pressure, traction)
  • Photo dynamical therapies of skin disease
  • Novel laser technology for dermatological therapy
  • Immune chemotherapy to treat melanoma
  • Regulation of angiogenesis factors in the skin
  • Antigen processing and presentation
  • Migration of immune and tumor cells into the skin
  • The importance of oxidative stress in male infertility
  • Cell culture models to test pharmaceuticals and cosmetics (in collaboration with Phenion GmbH&CoKG)
 

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ZAFES-Coordinator:

 

 

 

INSTITUTES AND
MEDICAL CENTERS

 
 

RHEUMATOLOGY

 
 

GASTROENTEROLOGY - HEPATOLOGY

 
 

PAEDIATRIC HAEMATOL., ONCOL. & HAEMOSTASEOLOGY

 
 

NEURORADIOLOGY

 

CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

 
 

GENERAL PHARMACOLOGY &
TOXICOLOGY

 
 

IMMUNE PHARMACOLOGY

 
 

INTERDISCIPLINARY PHARMACOLOGY

 
 

PHARMACEUTICAL TECHNOLOGY

 
 

PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY

 
 

PHARMACEUTICAL
BIOLOGY

 
 

GEORG SPEYER HAUS

 
 

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY &
CHEMICAL BIOLOGY

 
 

NEUROLOGY

 
 

ANESTHESIOLOGY, INTENSIVE CARE AND
PAIN CONTROL

 
 

OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY

 
 
 
 

CARDIOVASCULAR PHYSIOLOGY

 
 

PEDIATRIC PNEUMOLOGY, ALLERGY AND CYSTIC FIBROSIS

MEDICAL VIROLOGY

ECOLOGY, EVOLUTION AND DIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT AQUATIC ECOTOXICOLOGY

 
 

ORAL, CRANIO-
MAXILLOFACIAL AND
FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY

 
 

GENERAL AND VASCULAR SURGERY

 
 

CLINICAL NEUROANATOMY

 
 

GENERAL PEDIATRICS

 
 

HAEMATOLOGY, ONCOLOGY

 
 

DIAGNOSTIC AND INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY

 
 

BIOCHEMISTRY

 
 

GENERAL PRACTICE

 
 

MPI FOR
BRAIN RESEARCH