Errol Prens is a Professor of Experimental Immunodermatology in the Department of Dermatology at the Erasmus University Medical Center (Erasmus MC), in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He obtained his MD degree in 1981 from the University of Groningen in Groningen and became a certified Dermatologist in 1985 after receiving his training in the Department of Dermatology at Erasmus University in Rotterdam. He joined the Department of Immunology at Erasmus MC to undertake research on skin inflammation, resulting in his thesis “Immunopathophysiology of psoriasis: studies on accessory cells, cytokines and their receptors” (Erasmus University Rotterdam, 1992). Certification as an Immunologist followed in 1993 (SMWBO). He combined his position as a postdoctoral fellow and leader of the Experimental Immunodermatology group in the Department of Immunology at Erasmus MC with his clinical tasks as an all-round dermatologist. In 2005, he was appointed Professor of Experimental Dermatology.
Professor Prens is an author of more than 125 peer-reviewed papers and is on the editorial board of international dermatology journals, as well as being a reviewer for several international dermatology and immunology journals.
For many years, he has been a pro-bono medical advisor of the Netherlands Psoriasis Society, the Netherlands Hidradenitis Suppurativa Patients’ Organization, and advisor/editor of their monthly magazine Psoriasis. He is also a councilor of the International Psoriasis Council and a board member of the European Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation.
Professor Prens is co-founder and former president of the Dutch Society for Experimental Dermatology, and a member of the scientific committee of the international congress “Psoriasis: From Gene to Clinic” which is held every 3 years in London, UK.
CP-344641 - Date of preparation: September 2022