Our mission

Autoimmune and chronic inflammatory skin diseases, such as pemphigoid, pemphigus, lupus erythematosus and psoriasis pose a major medical burden. Our mission at LIED is to identify the genetic and molecular basis of these diseases, enabling better diagnosis and treatment for patients.

LIED is structured in 5 major research agendas:

1. Genetics of cutaneous inflammation (Ibrahim lab)
2. Model Systems of Inflammatory Skin Diseases (Ludwig lab)
3. Translational Research (Schmidt lab)
4. Translational Neurodegeneration Research & Neuropathology (Pahnke lab)
5. System Biology of Inflammatory Diseases (Busch lab)