The Clinical Research Center for Hair and Skin Science (CRC) at the Department of Dermatology and Allergy of the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin was founded by Prof. Dr. Ulrike Blume-Peytavi in 2002. The CRC consists of three units: clinical research, experimental research and outpatient care, enabling to position translational research side by side and to combine them in research practice in a unique manner.
At the Experimental Research Unit, a multiprofessional team of physicians and basic scientists investigate various aspects of hair biology, hair growth abnormalities and interactions between the pilosebaceous unit and the interfollicular epidermis in order to improve our understanding of hair and skin physiology and to identify targets for novel therapeutic approaches.
The projects with national and international partners include the analysis of signaling cascades, genetics as well as skin physiological measurements in different age groups and skin diseases. Over the past years, our group has gained special expertise in the field of nanoparticle-based drug delivery strategies via hair follicles and transcutaneous vaccination strategies.
The close collaboration with the Clinical Research Unit provides the unique possibility to validate novel approaches in pilot studies early-on and facilitates the translation of promising new approaches into clinical applications.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.
Annika Vogt, MD, PhD
Professeur Associée de Recherche, UPMC, Paris
Scientific Director Experimental & Translational Research