EUROPEAN SOCIETY OF PREVENTIVE,
REGENERATIVE AND ANTI-AGING MEDICINE

Prof. Christos Zouboulis

Honorary President

Prof. honorary (Université Franche-Comté, Besançon); Dr. h.c. (National Kapodistria University Athens); Director, Departments of Dermatology, Venereology, Allergology and Immunology, Dessau Medical Center, Dessau, Germany; Professor of Dermatology and Venereology, Medical Faculty, Freie University Berlin; Founding University Professor of Dermatology and Venereology, Brandenburg Medical School Theodor Fontane; Coopted Professor of Dermatology and Venereology, Faculty of Health Sciences Brandenburg; Head, Laboratory of Biogerontology, Dermato-Pharmacology and Dermato-Endocrinology, Dessau Medical Center, Dessau, Germany.

Academic Education

Medical School, National University of Athens (1978-84);

Department of Political Sciences, National University of Athens (1984-87);

M.D., University of Athens (1984);

Fellow, Department of Nursery, Medical School, National University of Athens (1986-87);

Dr. med., Medical School, Freie Universitaet Berlin (1988);

Diploma in Dermatology and Venereology, Berlin Medical Association (1992);

Lecturer and faculty member, Department of Dermatology, Medical School, Freie Universitaet Berlin (1992-94);

Diploma in Dermatology and Venereology, Greek Ministry of Health and Welfare (1993);

Diploma in Allergology, Berlin Medical Association (1993);

Visiting Professor, Department of Dermatology, The Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, USA (1993);

Senior lecturer and faculty member, Department of Dermatology, Medical School, Freie Universitaet Berlin (1994-95);

Ass. Professor in Dermatology and Venereology, Medical School, Freie Universitaet Berlin (1995);

Professor, Freie Universitaet Berlin (2000);

Diploma in Proctology, Medical Association Saxony-Anhalt (2006);

Diploma in Andrology, Medical Association Saxony-Anhalt (2006);

Teaching Professor, Dresden International University, Center of Health Sciences and Medicine, Master Education for Preventive Medicine (2007-);

Teaching Professor, Technical College Berlin (2007);

Visiting Professor, Shanghai Jiao Tong University of China (2013-);

Professor honoraire, Université de Franche-Comté, Besançon, France (2015-);

Founding University Professor of Dermatology and Venereology, Brandenburg Medical School Theodor Fontane (2017-).

Research activities

Biogerontology - Dermato-Pharmacology – Dermato-Endocrinology / Molecular Cell Biology and Biotechnology of the Skin / Physiology and Pathophysiology of the Sebaceous Gland / Skin Stem Cells / Acne - Hidradenitis suppurativa - Rosacea – Rare diseases (Adamantiades-Behçet’s Disease, Malignant Atrophic Papulosis, Sarcoidosis) – Keloids / Androgens, Antiandrogens –Neuropeptides – Retinoids– Cryosurgery.

Co-ordinator of the EP “Genetic Etiology of Human Longevity” of the National Genome Research Network (NGFN-2) (2004-2007);

Coordinator of the BMBF-supported German-Greek cooperation project “Molecular mechanisms of degradation of the cutaneous elastic tissue in aged individuals” (2004-05);

Member the BMBF RNA Technologies Network with the project “Prevention of Skin Aging through siRNA” (2005-09);

Member of the Steering Committee of the European Union FP6 project LSH-2003-2.1.4-3 “Coordination and Consolidation of European Biogerontology: en route towards formation of a European College of Biogerontology” (2005-10);

Member of the BMBF project "Interferon-α vs. Cyclosporin A in the treatment of ocular Behçet's disease" (2005-13);

Coordination of the BMBF-supported project “Molecular Etiology of Hidradenitis suppurativa” (2006-09);

IWT-KMO innovation project (Flandres, Belgium) “Development of new acne drugs” (2007-09);

Member of the Steering Committee of the European Union FP7 project LSH- HEALTH-2007-A “WhyWeAge—A road map for European ageing research” (2009-11);

Member of the BMBF Network “Stem cell research” with the project “iPS cells from healthy and AD somatic cells” (2009-11).

Major awards:

“Skin Cancer Prize” of the Journal „Skin Cancer” (1992);

“Oskar Gans Major Prize” for Dermatological Research, German Dermatological Society (DDG) (1993);

“European Dermatology Research Award”, European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (1997);

“Felix Wankel Animal Protection Research Prize”, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (2000);

“Beauty Care Prize” for excellent Dermatological Research, German Study Group Dermatological Cosmetology (2000);

“Beauty Care Prize” for excellent Dermatological Research, German Study Group Dermatological Cosmetology (2002);

“Geroulanos Prize” for History of Medicine, Hellenic Medical Association (2003);

“Dionysios Ikkos Lectureship”, Hellenic Association of Endocrinology and Metabolism (2005);

“Paul Gerson Unna Prize” for Research in the area of the Innate Immunity, German Dermatological Society (DDG) (2005);

“Liérac Research Award” for Research in the area of Skin Ageing, Liérac Inc. and French Dermatological Society (2005);

Honorary member of the Lithouanian Dermatological Society (2006)

Springer Prize for Dermatology (2007);

Germany, Country of Ideas, Elected institution – Field: Stem cell research (2009);

Dr. h.c., National and Capodistria University of Athens, Greece (2013);

Honorary member of the Hungarian Dermatological Society (2013);

"Zoltán Fekete Prize" for the best publication of the year, Hungarian Dermatological Society (2013);

Excellence Award, Open Health Alliance, Greece (2014);

Honorary member of the Open Health Alliance, Greece (2014);

Professeur honoraire, Université de Franche-Comté, Besançon, France (2015);

Honorary member of the French Dermatological Society (2016);

Honorary member of the Maltese Association of Dermatology and Venereology (2018);

Wroclaw Medical University Medal in Silver (2019);

Honorary member of the Italian Society of Medical, Surgical and Esthetic Dermatology and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (2019).

Networking

Scientific and Professional Societies (Board Member):

Berlin Dermatological Society (BDG) – Board Member (2000-04), President (2002-04);

European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV), Board Member representing Germany (2015-); Honors and Awards Committee – Member (2008-11), Chair (2011-15); Acne and Rosacea Task Force – Chair (2006-); European Acne Advisory Board – Member (2002-);

European Dermatology Forum (EDF) - Guideline Committee for Hidradenitis suppurativa / Acne inversa – Chair (2011-);

European Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation - President (2012-);

European Society for Dermatological Research (ESDR), Committee for Revision of the Bylaws - Member (2001-02);

European Society of Preventive, Regenerative and Anti-Aging Medicine (ESAAM) – Member of the Scientific Advisory Board (2004- 06), President (2006-2015), Honorary President (2015-);

Faculty of 1000 - Cutaneous Signs of Systemic Disease Section Member (2008-10), Acne-like Disorders Section Chair (2010-);

Federation of German Allergologists (ÄDA), Regional Section Saxony-Anhalt – President (2008-);

Forum for the Improvement of Clinical Trials in Acne (FICTA) – Coordinator (2004-);

German Acne Academy – Member (2006-09), Chair (2009-);

German Dermatological Society (DDG), Akne Consensus Committee – Member (2002-06), Chair (2003-06);

German Dermatological Society (DDG), Guideline Committee for Acne – Member (2007-);

German Dermatological Society (DDG), Guideline Committee for Hidradenitis suppurativa / Acne inversa – Chair (2010-);

German Dermatological Society (DDG), Working Group “Endocrine Dermatology”– Coordinator (2006-);

German Society for Dermatological Research (ADF), Research Group “Endocrine Dermatology” – Coordinator (2000-03);

German Society of Preventive and Anti-Aging Medicine (GSAAM) – Scientific Board member (2007-2010);

German University Professor Association (DHV), Regional Section Berlin - Executive Board (1997-2004), Delegate to the DHV Assembly (1998);

Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation Inc. – Vice president and Director of Clinical Research (2005-10), Presient (2011-12), Honorary President (2012-);

International Society of Behçet’s disease - Council (1998-2010), Executive Committee (2000-04 and 2012-), Chair of the Epidemiology section (2000-) – Former: International Study Group for Behçet’s disease - Board of Directors (1993-98);

International Society of Cryosurgery - Advisor to the Board (1996-98), Board of Directors (1998-) – Former: European Association of Cryosurgery - Founding Member and Board of Directors (1996-2003);

Skin Aging Research Award (S.A.R.A.) - Member of the Jury (2013-);

William J. Cunliffe Scientific Awards – Chairman of the Executive Committee (2001-);

Working Group Cryosurgery in Germany - Speaker for Dermatology (1997-2004).

Publications:

669 peer reviewed, 84 letters and editorials, 30 books, 161 book chapters, 6 patents;

Cumulative Impact Factor 1894, Citations 33252 (01.05.2020), h-index 97 (Google Scholar).

Invited lectures:

Over 700 invited lectures.


Dessau Medical Center, Auenweg 38, 06847 Dessau, Germany

E-mail: christos.zouboulis@klinikum-dessau.de