JSID Tanioku Kihei Memorial Lecture
Tanioku Kihei Memorial Award was established in 1995. It was founded by contributions from alumnus of dermatologists of Okayama University where the late Kihei Tanioku, Professor emeritus, worked. He was one of the founders of JSID.
Every year, the award is given to a researcher who has made noteworthy achievement in dermatology or closely related fields. The awardee is to get 500,000JPY award and a letter of commendation.
Jean Krutmann was born in 1959 in Germany and 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 a 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. He is author/coauthor of more than 400 contributions to scientific journals and books as well as editor of 8 textbooks.
Dr. Krutmann was awarded several national and international prizes: Arnold Rikli Award, Albrecht Fleckenstein Award, Paul Gerson Unna Award, Oscar Gans Award, CE.R.I.E.S. Research Support Award and the Dermopharmacy Innovation Award. Since 2010, he is a member of the Leopoldina, the German National Academy of Science. Since 2012, he is coordinator of the Leibniz Research Alliance “Healthy Ageing”. He is also Visiting / Adjunct Professor at CWRU, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, at Nagoya City University, Nagoya, Japan, and at Fudan University, Shanghai, China.