ADF Awards

The ADF announces various prizes to reward scientists / researchers from the field of dermatological research. In addition to the Paul Langerhans Award for established researchers and the Egon Macher Award for young investigators outstanding works in the field of allergy research (ADF / ECARF Award of European Allergy Research) and oncology (Dermato Oncology Junior Scientist Award) will be honored on the ADF Annual Meetings.

In addition, the best posters will be awarded with a poster prize.

For the complete tender texts and the detailed allocation policies please click on the highlighted link.

Please note:
For poster prices, the ADF / ECARF Award for European Allergy Research, the Dermato Oncology Junior Scientist Awards and for the Translational Research Award, a separate application is not necessary. For these prices all abstracts submitted before the deadline will be evaluated.
Submissions for the Paul Langerhans Award and the Egon Macher Award should be made in all cases exclusively in electronic form as one PDF file to the ADF office.
Submission deadline: November 01.


Translational Research Award

- donated by Novartis Pharma GmbH - NEW: To be continued in 2018!

From 2006 to 2014, the ADF was able to offer two prizes in the field of Translational Research, which were awarded by the Foundation Dermatologikum Hamburg every second year. From 2018 on we are able to offer six prizes per year supported by Novartis Pharma GmbH.

These prizes will be awarded to researchers in the field of Dermatology who are attempting to transfer insights gained in experimental basic research into clinical applications. Junior scientists who present outstanding and innovative work in this field are preferably considered.

Awarded are 6 x 2.500,- EUR.

An independent scientific advisory board consisting of former ADF board members, clinic directors and leader of specific centers within dermatological clinics will select and nominate the awardees.

The Translational Research prizes will be awarded at the ADF Annual Meeting to researchers or clinician scientists (first or senior authors) who performed outstanding work in the field of Translational Research. The Translational Research prizes will cover six different focus areas of dermatological research.

All contributions to clinical translation research that were submitted on time to the ADF Annual Meeting will be considered.

New Board of trustees is to be announced soon!

Board of trustees (until 2014):

  • Prof. Dr. Wolf Henning Boehncke (Vorsitz)
  • Prof. Dr. Jens Malte Baron
  • Prof. Dr. Cornelia Mauch
  • Prof. Dr. Kristian Reich (Stiftung Dermatologikum Hamburg)
  • Prof. Dr. Michael Schön
  • Prof. Dr. Detlef Zillikens

Past awardees of the Translational Research Award

A. Stegemann, Münster
Beta-endorphin - an emerging antifibrotic neuropeptide

N. Wagner, Heidelberg
RAGE ligands S100A8/A9 and HMGB1 as prognostic markers in melanoma

J. Stehn, Sydney
Developing chemotherapeutics which selectively disable the actin cytoskeleton of tumor cells

Misa Hirose, Lübeck
Enzymatic autoantibody glycan hydrolysis alleviates autoimmunity against type VII collagen

Katja Bieber, Lübeck
Modulation of experimental epidermolysis bullosa acquisita towards an improved phenotype by initiating the production of non-pathogenic autoantibodies

J. S. Kern, Freiburg
Cell therapy restores skin function in an immunocompetent mouse model for dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa

Robert Sabat, Berlin
Interleukin(IL)-22, a T-cell mediator, induces in keratinocytes IL-20, a tissue cell mediator: a novel cascade with major relevance for the pathogenesis of psoriasis The epidermal alterations in psoriasis are mediated by IL-22, but not by other T-cell mediators including IL-17 or IFN-, and are amplified by TNF-alpha.

Thomas Volz, Tübingen
Induction of IL-10 producing suppressor T cells by non-pathogenic gram-negative bacteria clears atopic dermatitis

E. Gaffal, Bonn
Contact hypersensitivity is significantly increased in cannabinoid receptorknockout mice: Evidence for the involvement of the endogenous cannabinoidsystem in the regulation of cutaneous immune responses.

S. Meyer, Regensburg
High-throughput tissue microarray analysis of MTAP expression inmelanocytic skin tumors.