Psoriasis Research and Treatment Center

The Psoriasis Research and Treatment Center headed by PD Dr. med. Robert Sabat is an interdisciplinary center of the Institute of Medical Immunology and the Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology of the Charité.
The center is dedicated to research of the pathogenesis and development of innovative therapy concepts for chronic inflammatory skin diseases.

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The Psoriasis Research and Treatment Center (Head: PD Dr. med. Robert Sabat)

The Psoriasis Research and Treatment Center is an interdisciplinary unit of the Institute of Medical Immunology and the Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology (Dermatological clinic) of the Charité. Its main focus is on chronic inflammatory skin diseases. In addition to various forms of Psoriasis, Acne inversa (also known as Hidradenitis suppurativa) and Pityriasis rubra pilaris are of primary research interest.
The main goals are to elucidate the pathogenesis of the diseases and to develop innovative therapeutic concepts. The easily accessible organ skin is considered a model system for the investigation of inflammatory processes, the findings of which can be used for the understanding of chronic inflammatory diseases of other organs.
The center currently employs 18 colleagues comprising both a scientific and clinical backgrounds. Their interdisciplinary cooperation provides a high degree of synergistic and translational work. The center has earned an internationally visible position especially through its fundamental research on the role of cytokines in the development and maintenance of inflammatory skin alterations.

The concept of the center is reflected in its structure.
It is comprised of three main working areas.

Funding & Cooperations

Scientific Collaborations (Selection)

  • BIH Center for Regenerative Medicine and Berlin Center for Advanced Therapies der Charité
  • Institute of Virology of the Charité
  • Medical Clinic for Gastroenterology, Infectiology and Rheumatology of the Charité
  • Clinic for Dermatology, Venerology and Allergology of the University Medicine Göttingen
  • Transcriptome and Genome Core Unit of the University Medicine Göttingen
  • Clinic and Polyclinic for Dermatology und Allergology of Bonn University Hospital
  • Center for Translational Medicin of the University Hospital of the Ruhr-University Bochum
  • Clinic for Dermatology, Venerology and Allergology of the University Hospital of the Ruhr-University Bochum
  • Institute of Experimental Dermatology of the University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein
  • Clinic and Polyclinic for Dermatology and Venereology of the University Medicine Rostock
  • Institute of Immunology of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Leipzig
  • Clinic and Polyclinic for Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology of the University Hospital Leipzig
  • Sanofi–Aventis Deutschland GmbH
  • Bayer Schering Pharma AG, Berlin
  • Translational Medicine & Clinical Pharmacology, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co. KG, Biberach
  • Department of Dermatology, Boston University
  • Laboratory for Investigative Dermatology, The Rockefeller University, New York
  • 4th Department of Internal Medicine of the University Hospital Athens
  • Centre de Recherche en Transplantation et Immunologie, University of Nantes

Financial Support (experimental and clinical research; selection)

  • German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
  • German Research Foundation (DFG)
  • Charité Research Organisation GmbH
  • Parexel International GmbH
  • Novartis Pharma GmbH
  • AbbVie Inc. und AbbVie Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG
  • Sanofi–Aventis Deutschland GmbH
  • Janssen-Cilag GmbH
  • Bayer AG
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co. KG
  • Celgene Ltd.
  • Dr. Willmar Schwabe GmbH & Co. KG
  • Flexopharm GmbH & Co. KG
  • Pfizer Deutschland GmbH
  • UCB Biopharma SPRL
  • Biogen IDEC GmbH
  • LEO Pharma GmbH
  • Lilly Deutschland GmbH
  • Pfizer Deutschland GmbH
  • GlaxoSmithKline GmbH&Co KG

Contact Psoriasis Research and Treatment Center

PD Dr. med. Robert Sabat (Head of the Center)

CharitéUniversitätsmedizin Berlin
Campus Charité Mitte
Edmund-Lesser-Haus (Dermatological clinic)
Luisenstr. 2
10117 Berlin
Germany

Postal address:
Charitéplatz 1
10117 Berlin
Germany

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