New research center will push the boundaries of skin disease research

November 20, 2018
The new LEO Foundation Skin Immunology Research Center at the University of Copenhagen will pave the way to a better understanding, prevention and treatment of skin diseases.

Based on a grant of more than €50 million over 10 years, the new LEO Foundation Skin Immunology Research Center will provide new knowledge to enable better diagnoses and more effective treatments of a wide range of skin diseases such as psoriasis and eczema.

The center’s researchers will be working closely with leading international researchers at universities and hospitals to provide valuable, effective knowledge-sharing across this major field of research. They will join forces with clinical experts at hospitals and the research teams at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen. Interdisciplinary collaboration will also be making use of Big Data and advanced proteomics to identify and characterize the proteins in the skin. This will bring new insights into the mechanisms of skin disease and form the basis for developing new diagnostic approaches and possibly new medicines.

The center will also be providing the best possible framework for education, training and talent development for students and will create generations of specialists in the field.

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