Dermatology and Venereology

At the Division of Dermatology and Venereology we study basic and clinical aspects of skin disease and physiology with the goal of developing novel treatments as well as teach the next generation of clinicians and scientists.

At the Division of Dermatology and Venereology several types of research are conducted. The laboratory-based research uses biological samples from patients for novel medical sensing and diagnostics as well as many different in vitro and in vivo models to study wound healing, atopic dermatitis and psoriasis, as well as rare skin diseases and skin manifestations of other diseases, on the molecular level.

The clinical research uses local and national patient registries to study dermatological conditions such as atopic dermatitis, urticaria, bullous skin disorders and psoriasis as well as participate in investigator- and industry-sponsored clinical trials through the Karolinska Translational Dermatology (KTD) and in close collaboration with the dermato-venereology department at Karolinska University Hospital.

The teaching is primarily concentrated to the dermatology-venereology courses for medical students and the master programme in biomedicine as well as in-house teaching of doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows and rotating master students.

Our research

Research group Maria Bradley: Atopic dermatitis.

Research group Kilian Eyerich: 

Research group Ning Xu Landén: Skin wound healing.

Research group Enikö Sonkoly: 

Research group Jakob Wikström: Cutting edge translational research of common and rare skin disease.

(Links to the research groups are added as the pages are created. For contact information for the group leaders, please use the search function at the top of this page.)


Organizational affiliation: Dermatology and Venereology is a division at the Department of Medicine, Solna (MedS).

Administrative support: If you are employed at, affiliated with, or have a case linked to the division, please contact the division's administrator.

Gunnar Nilsson

Head of division, Professor

Sahra Bunner

Division Administrator
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