ESDR Rudi Cormane Lecture
Above and Beyond: New Frontiers in Cutaneous Immunology
The Rudi Cormane Lecture is ESDR’s most prestigious lecture. It is given by an internationally recognized individual who has made a significant contribution to the ESDR and who has carried out high quality science relevant to dermatology. Prof Rudi Cormane (1925-1987) was a founding member of the ESDR as well as serving as its Treasurer and President.
Chair of Dermatology & Allergy at TUM School of Medicine, Munich, Germany. The research of Professor Biedermann focuses on the biology of the skin and different levels of immune regulation from innate to adaptive immunity and including tumor immunology, microbial driven inflammation and tolerance in eczema, autoimmunity and allergies. His research activities range from basic research to translating his findings into clinical applications. Professor Biedermann studied medicine at LMU Munich where he also completed his training leading to German medical board certification in dermatology and allergology. During this time he joined the immunology research group of Professor Röcken. As a recipient of a DFG grant he then went to Vienna where he acquired his postdoctoral teaching qualification (habilitation) in 2001. In 2003 he was appointed to a C3 professorship position in the Department of Dermatology at the University Hospital of Tübingen where he stayed until 2014. In 2014 he was appointed Professor (W3) and head of department at the TUM School of Medicine. He has been president of the ESDR and at present he is Secretary General of the German Society of Dermatology.