Research Line

Integrated approach to personalized cancer diagnosis and therapy /

Skin diseases with systemic implications
The research activity of our Dermatology focuses mainly on frequently encountered immune-mediated skin diseases such as psoriasis, atopic dermatitis and urticaria and skin diseases of an autoimmune nature such as pemphigus, pemphigoid, scleroderma, lupus, dermatomyositis, vasculitis, pyoderma gangrenosum and other neutrophilic dermatoses. Another condition once considered rare but now considered frequently encountered on which Dermatology focuses its efforts is hydrosadenitis suppurativa. Also being researched are skin neoplasms such as melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer, the latter of which are commonly observed, as well as cutaneous lymphomas and histiocytosis, which represent rare forms instead. Several national and international clinical trials are active on all the above-mentioned diseases.

  • Immunohistochemistry and immunostaining
  • Immunofluorescence
  • Array of SNPs
  • Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and real-time PCR
  • Skin ultrasound (ARIETTA 850, Hitachi)
  • Whole-exome sequencing (in outservice)
  • RNA sequencing (in outservice) / Nanostring (in outservice)
  • In vitro models (in outservice)
  • University of Trieste - Burlo Garofolo Hospital
  • University of Qatar
  • University of Paris Creteil
  • University of Turin
  • Dessau Medical Center
  • International registry and new tools for clinical outcome assessment - Portland and Boston, USA
  • TASK Force of the European Society of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) - University of Lübeck, Germany

1 full professor, 16 dermatologists, 4 study coordinators