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Welcome to the Department of Dermatology and Venereology!

The skin is the largest organ of the human body. It is a barrier protecting humans from dehydration, heat, cold, and also diverse pathogens. Unfortunately, many people are also affected by diseases of the skin, from inflammatory diseases to white skin cancer and melanoma. The immune system plays a major role in the development of most skin diseases. We at the Department of Dermatology and Venereology at the JKU Linz are primarily concerned with the interaction of skin cells with immune cells. Our focus is on rare tumor diseases of the skin and (rare) inflammatory skin diseases. We try not only to investigate the underlying mechanisms, but also to provide patients with rare diseases, for which there are often no approved drugs, with personalized treatment through targeted molecular biological analyses. For our projects and experiments we use bioinformatics in all facets, from machine learning to the application and evaluation of high-throughput methods.

Department of Dermatology and Venereology


Med Campus
Krankenhausstraße 7
4020 Linz


Med Campus II
3. Floor, Room 01


+43 (0)5 7680 83 4101


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News & Events

News 24.05.2024

Long Night of Research

On May 24, 2024, the Long Night of Research took place throughout Austria. At our station, visitors were able to find out how skin is constructed and try their hand at layering their own sweet skin and adding “immune cells” and “hair” to it. The skin cake was enjoyed immediately afterwards. 

News 24.05.2024

Wörthersee Symposium of the AG Allergologie (ÖGDV)

From May 24 to 25, Sabine and Wolfram met allergists and allergy researchers from all over Austria at Lake Wörthersee. 

[Translate to Englisch:] Woerthersee
News 29.04.2024

After-Work Event at ZMF

Nothing is better than drinks with friends and co-workers after a long lab day! That is why we, the research group of the Department of Dermatology and Venerology, together with the research group of the Department of Gynecology, Obstetrics, and Gynecological Endocrinology organized an after-work event for the whole ZMF. Free drinks and even a prize to win from a guessing game motivated lots of people to join.

[Translate to Englisch:] After Work Event
News 07.04.2024

ÖGDV Science Days 2024

This year, our entire group attended the ÖGDV Science Days, which took place in Bad Gastein from April 4th to 6th. In addition to exciting talks and fascinating discussions, we also enjoyed the beautiful weather, the beautiful area in Salzburger Land and the good (and highly motivated) company. Kathi and Julia gave talks, Marlene had a poster, which she also presented in a two minute poster pitch session.