Joachim W. Fluhr, Germany



Prof. Dr. Joachim W. Fluhr, M.D.
Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Dept. of Dermatology and Allergology

Education and Professional positions
  • 1986 -1992 Medical school: Gutenberg University, Mainz (Germany) and Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, (France)
  • 1993 - 1998 Resident, Department of Dermatology, Klinikum Karlsruhe, Germany 
  • 1998 - 1999 Dermatologist, Department of Dermatology, Klinikum Karlsruhe 
  • 4/2000 – 9/2002 Research Fellow, Dept. of  Dermatology, Department of Veterans Affairs and University of California, San Francisco (Prof. P. Elias; Prof. K. Feingold)
  • 10/2002-3/2007 Consultant Dermatologist and Head of Skin Physiology Laboratory at the Department of Dermatology, Friedrich-Schiller-University, Jena (Germany)
  • 12/2004 Completion of the lecturer thesis (Habilitation) at the Friedrich-Schiller-University and nomination as lecturer (Privatdozent)
  • 7/2007-12/2010 Medical Director, bioskin (a dermatology-specialized CRO), Berlin (Germany)
  • 2008-2010 Assistant Professor and lecturer at the Department of Dermatology, Charité Universitätsmedizin, Berlin (Germany) [part time]
  • Since 1/2011 Assistant Professor, attendant and lecturer at the Department of Dermatology, Charité Universitätsmedizin, Berlin (Germany) [full time]
  • Since 4/2016 Nomination as Professor 
Research Experience
  • 1996-1999 Assistant Researcher, Department of Dermatology, Klinikum Karlsruhe, Germany 
  • 11/97; 2/98; 2/99; 6/99; Visiting Researcher, University of Pavia, Italy (Prof. E. 1/00 Berardesca)
  • 4/2000 – 9/2002 Research Fellow, Dept. of  Dermatology, Department of Veterans Affairs and University of California, San Francisco (Prof. P. Elias; Prof. K. Feingold)
  • 10/2002-3/2007 Head of Skin Physiology Laboratory, Department of Dermatology and Allergology, Friedrich-Schiller-University, Jena (Germany)
  • 4/2003-4/2004 Visiting senior researcher, San Gallicano Dermatology Department, Rome, Italy 
  • Since 9/2009 Research associate at the Dept. of Dermatology and Allergology (Prof. Maurer)
Publications
  • More than 160 original publications in international peer reviewed journals (Hirsch Index 35)
  • More than 250 presentations at international meetings (oral and poster) 
  • More than 20 book chapters 
  • 6 books
Associated editor
  • Skin Pharmacology and Physiology
  • Cosmetics 
Editorial board member
  • Skin Research and Technology 
  • International Journal of Cosmetic Science
  • Biomedical and Biopharmaceutical Research
Organizer of more than 20 national and international conferences with up to 300 attendees

Gordon Research Conference (Barrier Function of Mammalian Skin)
Vice Chairman (2015)
Chairman (2017)

Research Interests
  • Non-invasive biophysical and biochemical assessments in skin physiology
  • Mechanism and pathways in irritant contact dermatitis 
  • Passive and active mechanisms in stratum corneum acidification
  • Physiology of newborn skin
  • Inflammatory skin diseases
  • Anti-oxidant network of the epidermis
  • Acne vulgaris
  • Itch
  • Urticaria
Membership
  • International Society for Bioengineering and the Skin (ISBS) [Member of the International Board; program organizer]
  • European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV)
  • German Society of Dermatology (DDG)
  • German Society of Dermopharmacy (GD)
  • International Society of the Stratum Corneum (Co-Founder)
  • German Society of Dermato-Surgery (DGDC)
  • German Society of Investigative Dermatology (ADF)
Clinical specialisation
  • Inflammatory skin diseases with barrier alteration
  • Cosmetic dermatology
  • Itch and urticaria
October 2016