Professor Maurice van Steensel is an academic dermatologist who received his MD in 1996 from the University of Nijmegen (NL). He obtained a cum laude PhD in genetics and dermatology while training to become a dermatologist in 2005. He is currently a professor of genetic dermatology and vice-chair of the department of Dermatology in Maastricht University Medical Center, the Netherlands. He also holds a visiting professorship at the Institute of Medical Biology, A*STAR, Singapore.
A University of Dundee scientist has been awarded a prestigious Medical Research Council New Investigator grant to pursue her work on understanding and developing treatments for skin disorders.
Dr Deena Leslie Pedrioli, of the College of Life Sciences at the University, has been awarded £450,000 by the MRC to support her work for the next three years. The grant will also create an additional research assistant post.
Richard Titball is currently Professor of Molecular Microbiology in the Department of Biosciences at the University of Exeter. He moved to the University from the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory at Porton Down, where he was a Senior Fellow. He is also an Honorary Professor, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists. He is a bacteriologist with a strong interest in the molecular basis of pathogenicity. This information is exploited to devise improved vaccines and antibacterial therapies for disease in humans and animals.
Professor Irwin McLean of the University of Dundee has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society, the world's oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.
Irwin McLean is Professor of Human Genetics, Scientific Director of the Centre for Dermatology and Genetic Medicine, and Head of the Division of Molecular Medicine at Dundee. He is a world renowned expert in the genetics of skin diseases, and his research group as identified the causative genes for more than 20 human diseases.