We investigate skin cancer epidemiology and its impact on patients and health services. We conduct (intervention) studies to improve patient care.
Atopic dermatitis is the commonest chronic skin disease in children. It is mild in about 70% of cases, moderate in 25% and severe in 5%.
The prevalence of keratinocyte cancers (KC) in Western Europeans has risen steadily. We conduct genome-wide association studies to identify genes involved in premalignant and malignant KC pathogenesis.
The skin microbiome is the collection of micro-organisms that reside on the skin. The Staphylococcus aureus bacterium is more abundant in atopic dermatitis.