Menno de Rie, MD
Prof. de Rie is a board-certified dermatologist (1993) and vice-chair of the department of Dermatology of the Amsterdam University Medical Centres / University of Amsterdam since 2012. Before specializing in dermatology, he did a PhD in immunology. Previously he worked at the Dermatology department of the Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam and served as director and senior expert on translational dermatology at Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research in Basel. He specializes in immunodermatology with a focus on psoriasis and auto-immune diseases. Prof. de Rie is especially interested in translational medicine, a field that explores how pre-clinical observations can be applied in clinical practice, resulting in more effective treatments for dermatology patients. Prof. de Rie has also served in various consultative and management capacities. Prof. de Rie is a board member of the European Society for Dermatological Research and chair of the Finance Committee of the European Academy for Dermatology and Venereology. He has published extensively in academic journals such as The New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, Nature, Archives of Dermatology, the Journal of Investigative Dermatology and the British Journal of Dermatology.