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Wolf-Henning Boehncke

Switzerland
Wolf-Henning Boehncke
Wolf-Henning Boehncke

Switzerland

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Division of Dermatology and Venereology, Geneva University Hospitals, and Department of Pathology and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

Wolf-Henning Boehncke is the Chairman of the Division of Dermatology and Venereology at the Geneva University Hospitals and Professor at the Department of Pathology and Immunology at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland, positions he has held since 2012.

Professor Boehncke earned his Medical Degree as a Fellow of the German Scholarship Foundation in Kiel, Germany, and Glasgow, UK, and received postdoctoral training at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD, USA. Following assignments at the University Hospitals in Kiel and Ulm, in Germany, he became Full Professor and Head of the Section of Allergy/Immunology at the Department of Dermatology of the Goethe-University in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, in 1996.

Professor Boehncke’s research focuses on clinical and translational projects in cutaneous inflammation. His laboratory is currently focusing on the biology of the interleukin-17 cytokine family. He has been Principal Investigator or Investigator in numerous clinical studies, and has published more than 300 peer-reviewed articles; among them, landmark papers in The New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, Nature Medicine, and Nature. Several of these were honoured by distinguished prizes. He has served as President of the Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis (GRAPPA), and is currently a counsellor to the International Psoriasis Council (IPC), the Scientific Board of the German Psoriasis Registry (PsoBest), and the René Touraine Foundation. Professor Boehncke has also contributed to the revision of the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) psoriatic arthritis guidelines.

EM-70919 - Date of preparation: August 2021

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