Biosketch

Prof. Artur Schmidtchen, senior consultant within Dermatology at Lund University hospital, is Professor and Assistant Head at the Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund University, Sweden, where he leads a research group that focuses on translational research within innate immunity, wound healing, and skin infection and inflammation. As Professor and Scientific Director Dermatology at LKCMedicine, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, he was involved in building up translational research within dermatology during 2014-2016.  Activities as consultant for companies, external advisor for investment funds, as well as co-founder and founder of several companies has provided experience in R&D and therapeutic development. Schmidtchen has authored and co-authored over 130 papers, including high impact journals as Nature Communications, PNAS, Blood, J Clinical Investigation, J Immunology, J Biol Chem, and PLoS Pathogens. He is a member of the board of the Welander-Finsen Foundation and chief-editor for Acta Dermato-Venereologica.

Motivation

I am honored to join the team, and think I can contribute from several aspects. I have been working with non-healing ulcer patients as a clinician (from 1996 when I started our wound healing unit in Lund). I perform surgeries (tumor mostly, skin grafts, flaps etc) on a weekly basis. I have also been interested in wound healing and innate immune mechanisms for over two decades, and also hope to translate some of the findings to the clinic. As chief editor for Acta DV I have experience from the journal management side.