Training: Dental Research, Bioengineering.
Postdoctoral: TGF-beta, wound healing, regeneration, radiation biology, light biology, stem cells, biomaterial, Lasers.
Current: Clinical translational research and Molecular mechanisms.
Positions: Past-President, NAALT; President-Elect WALT, Co-Chair SPIE, Chair, ASLMS
Interests: Signal Transduction, Lasers, Biological regulation.
Prof. Becker is heading the Department of Translational Oncology at the Westdeutsches Tumorzentrum in Essen with a focus on skin cancer research.
Jürgen C. Becker received his medical degree from the Medical School Hannover for his work on the immune regulatory capacity of natural killer cells on the adaptive immune system. After finishing medical school he was first trained in Dermatology at the University of Würzburg and then as well in Tumor Immunology at the Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, and the Danish Cancer Society, Copenhagen. For his characterization of the impact of therapeutic interventions on the adaptive immune responses against melanoma in preclinical models he received the PhD in Immunology. In 2003 he became full professor for Dermato-Oncology in Würzburg, where he coordinated a Clinical Research Group focusing on the tumor microenvironment. In 2010, he was appointed as director of General Dermatology at the Medical University of Graz. There, in parallel to his clinical duties, he successfully attracted the FP7 EU-project IMMOMEC (IMmune MOdulating strategies for treatment of MErkel cell Carcinoma, www.immomec.eu) and became deputy speaker of the graduate training program DK-MOLIN (Doktoratskolleg MOLecular fundamentals of INflammation, www.medunigraz.at/DK-MOLIN/).
Regents Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Arizona. Professor of Neuroscience recently inducted into the ACS Hall of Fame and 2011 ACS Goodman Award for Scientific Excellence and Mentorship.
Full Professor and Senior Lecturer - Faculty and Nursing, Universidade da Coruña, Spain
Director - Research, Health and Podiatry Unit, Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Nursing and Podiatry, Universidade da Coruña, Spain
Professor Ralf Paus researches into the biology and pathology of the hair follicle, skin neuroendocrinology, and the science and applications of stem cells residing in human skin.
Director of the Cutaneous Physiopathology Laboratory and Metabolomic Center San Gallicano Dermatological Institute in Rome
Chairman Integrated Center of Metabolomic Research
Member of Italian Commission for Dietetic and Nutrition at the Minister of Health (2006- present)
Member of National Health Council (2007-2010)
Member of the Psocare National Commission supported by the Italian Agency on Drugs (AIFA)
Past President of the European Society for Dermatological Research
Past President of the International Federation of Pigment Cell Societies (IFPCS)
Past President of the European Society of Pigment Cell Research (ESPCR)
Board member of the European Society for Dermatological Research (ESDR)
Member of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV)
Member of the Italian Society of Dermatology and Venereology (SIDEMAST)
Member of the Italian Association of Dermatolgists (ADOI)
Coordinator of the Vitiligo European Task Force
Associate Editor of Pigment Cell Research
Editorial board of PeerJ, Experimental Dermatology, Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
Referee ad hoc for many dermatological journals such as Journal of Investigative Dermatology, British Journal of Dermatology, Journal of EADV, Experimental dermatology, and non dermatological journals such as FASEB J, BBA, J Chromatography, Biochem J, PlOS ONE, Free radical in Biology and Medicine
Author of more than 250 publications and of more than 30 chapters in different books
Dr. Tarl Prow is the Deputy Director of the Dermatology Research Centre within the School of Medicine and heads a group of 10 researchers focused on micromedical devices for dermatology and nanomedicine. He is a multidisciplinary researcher with internationally recognized expertise in the fields of micro-medical device development, nanodermatology, topical drug delivery and non-invasive imaging.
Research focus on tumorimmunology and tumorbiology of skin cancer especially melanoma and merkel cell carcinoma. PhD and Post-Doc at medical university hospital Wuerzburg. Now Associate Professor at Medical University Graz, Austria.
Professor Soyer is an academic dermatologist with over 30 years experience in the field. He was appointed as the inaugural Chair in Dermatology by The University of Queensland (UQ) in 2007 and as Director of the Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) Dermatology Department in 2008. He has a strong focus on translational skin cancer research in his dual role as the Director of the Dermatology Research Centre (DRC), part of UQ School of Medicine, and leadership of the Dermatology Department at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane. He is also an Adjunct Professor within the UQ Diamantina Institute.
Professor Soyer is internationally recognised in the field of dermatology with particular expertise in the areas of clinical dermatology, dermatooncology, dermatopathology and dermatologic imaging (dermoscopy and reflectance confocal microscopy). Within the dermatology discipline he is a pioneer and world leader in the field of dermoscopy of pigmented skin lesions, a non-invasive diagnostic method. He has lead the development of the morphologic classification system currently used worldwide. He is CIE on a recently awarded NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Telehealth.
Professor Soyer has an extensive publication record with over 550 publications to date, with more than 500 citations per year (in the last 5 years) and an h-index of 41 (ResearcherID: E-6000-2010).
Desmond J. Tobin is Professor of Cell Biology and Director of the Centre for Skin Sciences at University of Bradford. He holds a BSc from the National University of Ireland (Maynooth), a PhD from the University of London (St. John’s Institute of Dermatology) and post-doctoral training from New York University Medical School. Over the past 20 years he has researched in basic and applied skin/hair sciences, with a particular focus on the biology of human melanocytes/ pigmentation and hair growth disorders especially those with an immune basis.
He was the first to identify antibodies to hair follicle-specific antigens in patients with acute alopecia areata, and also the first to establish melanocytes from the human hair follicles in long-term culture. He has identified a self-similarity of the POMC peptide system in the human hair follicle pigmentary unit, how pigmentation can be regulated by CRF and POMC peptides (incl. beta endorphin), and more recently by bone morphogenetic proteins. He has revealed an unexpected role for filopodia in melanin transfer under the influence of myoxin-X and cdc42. Des Tobin is a Fellow of Royal College of Pathologists, Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology, and Fellow of the Institute of Trichologists (Vice-President). He is a member of the Healthcare Technology Cooperative in Wound Prevention and Treatment. Des serves(ed) on several editorial boards, and has published over 140 publications, incl. 3 books. His H-Index is currently 50.
Dr. Yang’s research focuses on a group of gasotransmitters, especially H2S, in the regulation of cellular functions and human diseases. Dr. Yang has received numerous awards and recognitions, including New Investigator award from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and Maureen Andrew Award from Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. In his career, Dr. Yang has published ~100 peer-reviewed research articles, some of them published in high-impact journals, including as Science, Circulation, PNAS, and EMBO report etc. Their total citations are 5,951 (April 26, 2017).