Prof. Dr. med Jean Krutmann, MD
Dermatology Clinical Advisor (Focus: Global, Europe, China)
Prof Dr. med Jean Krutmann is Professor of Dermatology and Environmental Medicine and Director of the IUF Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine at the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf. He is also a Visiting/Adjunct Professor at Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio, USA), Nagoya City University (Nagoya, Japan), and at Fudan University (Shanghai, China). He is a member of the National Academy of Science of Germany.
Professor Krutmann’s research is in the field of derma-toxicology and immune-dermatology with special emphasis on environmentally-induced skin diseases and skin aging. His scientific contributions include the development of UVA1 phototherapy, the discovery that infrared A radiation and air pollution contribute to skin aging, and that the aryl hydrocarbon receptor is involved in skin stress responses including photocarcinogenesis. Prof. Krutmann is author or co-author of more than 400 papers.
Prof. Krutmann is the recipient of the International Arnold-Rikli-Award, the Albert Fleckenstein Award, the Paul Gerson Unna Award, the Oscar Gans Award, the C.E.R.I.E.S. Research Support Award, the Dermopharmacy Innovation Award and the Xu Guang Qi Lecturer Award.
Since 2010, he is a member of the Leopoldina, the German National Academy of Science. Since 2012, he has been the coordinator of the Leibniz Research Alliance “Healthy Ageing” (a strategic alliance of 23 Leibniz institutes).
Jean Krutmann obtained his MD from the University of Münster in 1986. After several stays abroad (postdoc at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA and DFG stipend at the University Hospital for Dermatology in Vienna, Austria) he became Resident/ Assistant/Associate Professor at the University Hospital for Dermatology in Freiburg, Germany. From 1994 until 2001 he was full Professor/Deputy Director of the University Hospital for Dermatology Düsseldorf, Germany. In 2001 he was appointed Chair of Environmental Medicine at the Medical Faculty of Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf and thereby also Director of IUF. Under his directorship in 2011 the institute became a member of the Leibniz Association and was renamed IUF – Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine.
His research focuses on dermatotoxicology, immunodermatology and photodermatology with an emphasis on environmentally-induced skin diseases and aging. In addition to being a clinical advisor to RepliCel, Professor Kturmann has been a consultant to, or IUF has received funding from Amway, Allergan/Skinceuticals, Beiersdorf, bitop, Blue Lagoon, Estee Lauder, Evonik, Galderma, Henkel, Horphag, ISDIN, Kiessling, Lancaster-Coty, LaRoche-Posay, L’Oreal, Lycored, Mary Kay, Procter & Gamble, Repairogen, Stada, Symrise, Unilever, Vichy, Walgreen-Boots-Alliance.