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Prof. Dr.

Jean Krutmann

Year of election: 2010
Section: Internal Medicine and Dermatology
City: Düsseldorf
Country: Germany
CV Jean Krutmann - Deutsch (pdf)


Research priorities: dermatology, environmental aging, effect of solar radiation, DNA repair deficiency syndrome

His research is in the field of dermatotoxicology and immunodermatology with special emphasis on environmentally-induced skin diseases.


  • since 2002 Director of the IUF - Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine
  • since 2001 Professor (C4) for Environmental Medicine at the Düsseldorf University, Germany
  • 1994-2001 Professor (C3) (tenure) of Dermatology, Medical Faculty of the Düsseldorf University, Germany, Vice Chairman, University Hospital for Dermatolog 
  • 1992-1993 Associate Professor, Dept. of Dermatology, Freiburg University, Germany
  • 1992 Habilitation, Dermatology and Venerology, Freiburg University, Germany
  • 1991-1992 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Dermatology, Freiburg University, Germany
  • 1988 Postdoc, DFG training scholarship at the Laboratory for Cell Biology, University Hospital for Dermatology, Vienna, Austria
  • 1987 Postdoc, Research Associate at the Photoimmunology and Immunodermatology Laboratory, Dept. of Dermatology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA
  • 1985 Promotion, Münster University, Germany
  • 1979-1985 Medical School, Münster University, Germany


  • 2010-2013 Principal Investigator, BMBF Competence Network:  “GerontoSys: Sytems Biology of Stromal Aging”
  • 2008-2013 Principal Investigator, BMBF: Competence Network:  “Biological Effects of UV radiation – Relevance of UVA for photocarcinogenesis and photoaging”
  • 2007-2012 Coordinator, Principal Investigator: DFG Collaborative Research Centre  728 „Environment-induced Aging Processes”  at Düsseldorf University, Germany
  • 2004-2013 Coordinator 2004-2008; Co-Coordinator 2009-2013, Principal Investigator DFG Research Training Group 1033 „Molecular Targets of the Aging Process and Strategies for the Prevention of Aging“ at the Düsseldorf University, Germany


  • since 2012 Coordinator Leibniz research association „Healthy aging”

Honours and Memberships

  • since 2019 Honorary member of the „Japanese Society for Investigative Dermatology“
  • since 2018 Senior Visiting Professor, Human Phenome Institute, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
  • since 2018 Associate Chair, Strategic Steering Committee, International Human Phenome Project, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
  • since 2018 Board Member, International Human Phenome Consortium
  • 2018 „Tanioku Kihei Memorial Award“ der „Japanese Society for Investigative Dermatology“
  • since 2017 Distinguished Adjunct Professor, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
  • since 2015 Senior Visiting Professor, Collaborative Innovation Center of Genetics and Development, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
  • 2015-2017 Chinese Academy of Sciences Visiting Professor Fellowship
  • 2013 Xu Guang Qi Lecturer, Shanghai Institute für Biological Sciences (CAS), Shanghai, China
  • since 2010 Member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
  • 2006 Visiting and Adjunct Professor of Dermatology, Nagoya City University, Japan
  • 1999 Adjunct Professor of Dermatology, University of Alabama Medical School, Birmingham, USA
  • 1998 CE.R.I.E.S. Research Support Award
  • 1997 Adjunct Professor of Dermatology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA
  • 1995 Oskar Gans Award of the German Dermatological Society
  • 1993 Paul Gerson Unna Award of the German Dermatological Society
  • 1990 Albrecht Fleckenstein Award of the Medical Faculty of the Freiburg University, Germany
  • 1990 International Arnold Rikli Award for Photobiology




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