Guest speaker Professor Kiarash Khosrotehrani from UQDI.

Kiarash will be presenting From wounds and photodamaged skin to basal and squamous cell carcinoma: stem cell biology is key!

Wednesday 1 September, 9:30-10:30am, via Zoom:

Kiarash KhosrotehraniKiarash Khosrotehrani’s Bio: Professor Khosrotehrani is a clinician-scientist, practicing dermatologist with a focus on delivering state of the art concept and technologies to real-world clinical problems. He leads the Experimental Dermatology Group at the University of Queensland Diamantina Institute in Brisbane, Australia and is the deputy director of the Australian Skin and Skin Cancer Research Centre in Brisbane. Prof Khosrotehrani is passionate about the development of academic medicine and future academic clinicians and leads this effort in dermatology as the chair of Academic Research Committee at the Australasian College of Dermatologists, the President of the Australasian Society for Dermatology Research and the co-Editor in Chief of the Australasian Journal of Dermatology and a board member of the International Society for Investigative Dermatology.

Professor Khosrotehrani obtained his MD in Paris, France, where he specialized in Dermatology. He is a former graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure and the Institut Pasteur of Paris (Université Paris VI, Pierre et Marie Curie) where he obtained a PhD in Physiology and Physiopathology. He completed his post-doctoral training in stem cell biology and clinical genetics at Tufts-New England Medical Centre in Boston, USA. He is a fellow of the Australian College of Dermatologists and a practising dermatologist at the Princess Alexandra Hospital and the Skin and Cancer Foundation’s Queensland Institute of Dermatology.

His research is fundamentally based on regenerative medicine concepts applied at basic, translational and clinical levels to melanoma, keratinocyte cancers and skin wounds. The breadth of expertise established in his research team allows the multidisciplinary approach required for these difficult questions. The originality of this body of work was acknowledged by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia through an achievement award (2011) and an NHMRC excellence award (2016).


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