IHI article on BIOMAP publication just published: Examining data in new ways highlights genetic differences in psoriatic skin

IHI just published a fantastic article on one of our recent publications, have a read!

BIOMAP members have uncovered previously unknown genetic factors associated with the onset of the skin disease psoriasis in this paper recently published in Hu...

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Join the BIOMAP team as Senior Research Associate in Genetic Epidemiology – open position at University of Bristol

The MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit at the University of Bristol is recruiting a quantitative scientist (from genetic epidemiology / statistical genetics or any related backgrounds) to contribute to the next phase of our exciting program of work....

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BIOMAP Work Package and Task Force Leaders meet in Frankfurt

On 1st February 2023, the BIOMAP Work Package and Task Force Leaders met in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, for the first Executive Project Management Team (EPMT) Meeting of the year. The hybrid meeting was hosted by Sanofi on the company’s premises.


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Finally meeting in person again – Successful BIOMAP Annual Consortium Meeting 2022 held in Kiel

After more than two years of meeting through a computer screen, the BIOMAP consortium finally had the opportunity to meet in person from 4-5 October in Kiel, northern Germany. Main focus of this year’s annual meeting was the transition from a work pa...

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BIOMAP Executive Management Team meets in Copenhagen

On 30th June 2022, the BIOMAP Executive Project Management Team meeting was held in sunny Copenhagen. It was such a pleasure to meet in person again after more than two years of virtual-only meetings!

In addition to the 13 participants attending th...

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Exciting post doc position at Karolinska Institutet – apply now!

BIOMAP partner Karolinska Institutet is offering an exciting post doc position with a focus on host-microbe interplay in health and disease, based in Stockholm area, Sweden.

The postdoc will conduct research within BIOMAP and other projects, focu...

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BIOMAP researchers supporting the International Day of Women & Girls in Science 2022

On 11th February, the International Day of Woman & Girls in Science, BIOMAP researchers joint in celebrating the Women in Science Day’s twitter campaign.

A great thank you to Ashley Budu-Aggrey (University of Bristol), Catherine Smith (Kings Col...

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Young Talent Award for BIOMAP Researcher Lena Moebus

Lena Möbus from the University of Kiel (Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel) has received one of the three young talent awards 2021 from the German Society for Allergology and Clinical Immunology (DGAKI) for her paper "Atopic dermatitis disp...

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ADF Poster Award for BIOMAP Researcher Jan Hartmann

Jan Hartmann from CAU (Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel) has received one of the eight poster awards at this year‘s ADF annual meeting for his poster: "Skin microbiome changes in atopic dermatitis patients under systemic treatment".


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IMI Article: First direct evidence of the influence of food on skin bacteria

IMI has published an article featuring a BIOMAP study which is expanding the current understanding of what influences the skin bacterial community. The study has shown that the type and amount of food you consume influences the bacteria that live on...

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Almirall and University of Edinburgh join BIOMAP as new partners

On 27th of May 2021, the IMI approved the inclusion of two new partners to the BIOMAP consortium.

Almirall ( is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on skin health. Their headquarters and main R&D centre are locate...

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Out Now: The BIOMAP Animated Clip!

The BIOMAP consortium is happy to announce the release of its new animated clip on World Health Day, 7th of April 2021. The video illustrates the project’s pathway towards providing further research evidence about Atopic Dermatitis and Psoriasis, t...

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BIOMAP researchers supporting the International Day of Women & Girls in Science

On 11th February, the International Day of Woman & Girls in Science, BIOMAP researchers joint in celebrating the Women in Science Day’s twitter campaign.

A great thank you to Lavinia Paternoster (University of Bristol), ´Matladi Ndlovu (UCB)...

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BIOMAP holds its first Advisory Board Meeting

On 14 December 2020, the BIOMAP Coordinating Team warmly welcomed the four BIOMAP Advisors Francesca Capon (International Psoriasis Council), DirkJan Hijnen (International Eczema Council), Joanne Chalmers (Harmonising Outcome Measures for Eczema...

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Open Postdoc or PhD candidate position in molecular Bioinformatics

The research group of Prof. Dr. Stephan Weidinger at the Department of Dermatology and Allergology of the University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein (UKSH) in Kiel is looking for a highly motivated PhD student or Postdoc in the field of molecular bioinfo...

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Open Research Associate or Research Fellow (Genetic Epidemiology/Applied Data Science) position at King’s College London!

Eager to join the BIOMAP project? Our partner King's college London is recruiting a Research Associate or Research Fellow in Genetic Epidemiology/Applied Data Science!

The postholder will lead the analysis for various projects, whose common aim is...

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The show must go on!

Despite pandemic, BIOMAP does not stop: on September 22, 2020, the consortium met for the 2nd virtual meeting of the year 2020.

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Unprecedented study of inflammatory skin disease data gets underway

IMI features BIOMAP in a recently published article

Since April 2019, BIOMAP is carrying out the biggest study yet of the molecular drivers of psoriasis and atopic dermatitis, two inflammatory skin diseases affecting more than 300 million people wo...

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BIOMAP Data and Analysis Portal launched!

The BIOMAP data portal is a central landing page that provides easy access to various tools and services of the BIOMAP data and computing platform.

Our data portal is providing an easy and robust interface for the input of new clinical and molecula...

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BIOMAP partner UNIVIE, serving as member of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy task force on Health Data

Addressing the gaps on health-related data protection is a key priority at the international level. Therefore a special task force of health privacy experts has been established by UN in order to draft a Recommendation on the process and use health d...

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BIOMAP at the International Symposium on “Inflammation Medicine – From Bench to Bedside”

On February 17-18, 2020 key researchers of BIOMAP such as our Coordinator Stephan Weidinger, Andre Franke and Philip Rosenstiel actively participated in the international symposium on “Inflammation Medicine – From Bench to Bedside” in Hamburg, Germ...

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Successful BIOMAP Executive Management Team meeting in London

On 20th of November 2019, the Executive Management Team of BIOMAP met for its second face-to-face meeting hosted by King´s College at the premises of Guy´s Hospital in London. The members of the Managing Board presented updates on their work progress...

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International Symposium on “Inflammation Medicine – From Bench to Bedside”

On February 17-18, 2020 the International Symposium on “Inflammation Medicine – From Bench to Bedside” will take place in Hamburg, Germany. This symposium focuses on precision medicine in inflammation medicine and will bring together a broad diversit...

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2nd Annual World Atopic Eczema Day

On 14th of September 2019 the 2nd annual Wold Atopic Eczema Day took place. Led by the atopic eczema patient community, the World Atopic Eczema Day has the goal to raise awareness and understanding of this allergic chronic skin disease, which is one...

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BIOMAP Executive Project Management Team meets in Copenhagen

On 12th and 13th September 2019, the BIOMAP Executive Management Team met in Copenhagen for its first face-to-face meeting. The project partner LEO Pharma hosted the event at its premises in the capital city of Denmark.

Almost half a year after pro...

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BIOMAP on German Television

The BIOMAP project has been featured in a news programme on German television. Project Coordinator Stephan Weidinger (Kiel University, CAU talks about the objectives of BIOMAP and underlines the opportunities provided by the initiative.

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Starting BIOMAP – The first IMI project in the field of dermatology

On 11-12 April 2019, the BIOMAP consortium came together in London, UK, to officially kick off the project activities. The meeting was hosted by Catherine Smith, BIOMAP co-coordinator, and her team from King´s College London.

The Project Coordinat...

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Towards Personalised Medicine for Inflammatory Skin Diseases – Start of Research Project BIOMAP

The large-scale IMI project will investigate the causes and mechanisms of Atopic Dermatitis and Psoriasis read more