Martin Röcken#


Martin Röcken
Email:mrocken 'at' med.uni-tuebingen.de
Membership Number:4384
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY
Section:CLINICAL & VETERINARY SCIENCE
Username:mrocken
Elected:2016
Homepage: http://hautklinik-tuebingen.de




Present and Previous Positions
  • 2002 C4-Professor for Dermatology and Chairman, Dept. of Dermatology, Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, Germany
  • 1998 – 2002 C3-Professor for Dermatology and Venereology, Dept. of Dermatology, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich, Germany
  • 1993 – 1998 Consultant (“Oberarzt”), Ludwig Maximilians University Munich, Germany
  • 1991 – 1993 Visiting Associate, Laboratory of Immunology, NIAID, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
  • 1988 – 1991 Research grant of the DFG, Université de Genève, Switzerland
  • 1984 - 1988 Medical training and consultand ("Oberarzt"), Dept. of Dermatology, City Hospital München-Schwabing, Teaching Unit of the University of Munich, Germany

Fields of Scholarship
  • Autoimmune diseases of the skin & psoriasis: Pathogenesis & novel therapies
  • Allergology
  • Pathogen-host-interactions during infectious diseases in immune-competent and immune-compromised hosts; HIV-infection
  • Tumor immune therapy
  • Tumor immunology
  • Induction of tumor cell senescence by the immune system
  • Basic immunology, focus on CD4 T cells, cytokines and antigen presenting cells
  • Stem cell therapy for severe skin fragility syndromes
  • Translational medicine: e.g. development IL-4 therapy for inflammatory autoimmune diseases starting from the in vitro & in vivo regulation of interleukin 4

Honours and Awards
  • Academy of Sciences
    • 2004 German Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina
  • Leading positions in scientific societies
    • 2014 European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV), Chair, Scientific programming committee
    • 2012 – 2014 EADV, Executive Board
    • 2009 – 2014 EADV, Board of Directors
    • 2004 – 2012 Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German research foundation, responsible for all state-funded research grants, “Section 1: inflammation research”; (Vice Chairman of Review Board)
    • 2004 – 2007 European Society for Dermatological Research (ESDR), Secretary Treasurer
    • 2003 Deutsche Dermatologische Gesellschaft (DDG; German Society of Dermatology), Board of Directors
    • 2003 – 2004 ESDR, President
    • 2001 – 2007 ESDR, Board of Directors
    • 2000 European Dermatology Foundation
    • 1997 – 2001 Arbeitsgemeinschaft Dermatologische Forschung (German Society for Research in Dermatology), Board of Directors & Secretary Treasurer
  • Selected Awards
    • 2012 C.E.R.I.E.S. Award (worldwide one award per year)
    • 2001 Paula and Richard Hertwig Award, Helmholtz Societies
    • 1995 Oscar Gans Award, German Society of Dermatology (DDG)
    • 1995 Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, habilitation award (one award for the best habilitation in Medical Sciences every 4) years)
    • 1994 Theodor-Nasemann-Award, Theodor Nasemann Foundation
  • Recent honorary membership
    • 2016 French Society of Dermatology, Honorary Member
  • Recent honorary lectures
    • 2016 Alfred Marchionini Memory Lecture (Alfred-Marchionini-Foundation ‚Supporting Medical Research’ & University of Hamburg)
    • 2016 Ferdinand von Hebra Lecture, Austrian Society of Dermatology
    • 2014 Bruno Bloch Lecture (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
    • 2013 Günter Goerz Lecture, Unique Memorial Lecture of the German Society for Research in Dermatology, ADF
    • 2012 Rudi Cormane Lecture, Unique Memorial Lecture of the European Society for Dermatological Research, ESDR
    • 2012 Joint Guest Lecture of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology and the European Society for Dermatological Research

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