Global Skin Diseases Research Consortium


In support of fostering cooperation among the following institutions:

  • Columbia University Medical Center Skin Diseases Research Center (CUMC-SDRC), New York, USA
  • Department of Dermatology, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
  • Dundee University Center for Dermatology and Genetic Medicine, Dundee, United Kingdom
  • The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Skin Diseases Research Center (UCAMC-SDRC), Denver, USA
  • Skin Research Institute of Singapore, Singapore
  • Collaborative Research Center (CRC 829) „Molecular Mechanisms Regulating Skin Homeostasis” at the University of Cologne (UoC), Cologne, Germany

The long-term goal of this established collaborative agreement is to provide joint opportunities to foster the creation of novel approaches and insights into cutaneous biology, disease pathogenesis and clinical dermatology by coordinating multidisciplinary research aimed at finding innovative translational approaches to improve the care of patients with skin disease as well as to train the scientific leaders of tomorrow.

The research activities in New York, Tokyo, Denver, Dundee, and Cologne are in many ways complementary in their emphasis on pathways and/or approaches. This cooperative agreement among the Centers is designed to provide synergies and benefits for all five Centers as follows:

  • Synergistic impact on:
    • Research activities and translation
    • Innovative approaches
    • Model systems
    • Patient cohorts
    • Developing a global view of dermatologic research
    • Unique international resource for training and networking opportunities for PhD and MD/PhD students and Postdocs

Plans for accomplishing these goals include the following:

  • Bi-annual symposium supported by the five Centers
  • Bi-annual summer school for PhD students and postdocs
  • Exchange of PhD students and postdocs to learn new techniques and approaches, and to promote collaborative projects between laboratories of the Centers
  • Exchange of faculty for short periods
  • Establish a web-based inventory to promote exchange of mouse models, other animal models, reagents and protocols
  • Annual videoconference
  • Upcoming Events

    1. SFB 829 Connector Meeting

      April 6 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    2. International Investigative Dermatology 2018

      Mai 16 - Mai 18
    3. Women in Science and Society with Sarah Millar

      Juni 19 @ 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
    4. SFB 829 Connector Meeting

      August 31 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    5. International Symposium „Molecular Mechanisms regulating Skin Homeostasis“

      November 12 - November 14
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