Psoriasis and eczema can have complex causes and consequences that researchers are seeking to uncover.
By Gareth Willmer
Psoriasis affects around 2% of people worldwide, including more than 6 million people in Europe.
In his mid-teens durin...read more
On 21-22 September, the BIOMAP consortium gathered for its annual meeting at the beautiful premises of UCB in Brussels, Belgium.
The meeting began with an inspiring welcome from Dhaval Patel, UCB's Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific...read more
Join the BIOMAP team as Senior Research Associate in Molecular Epidemiology at University of Bristol
The MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit at the University of Bristol is recruiting a Postdoctoral Senior Research Associate in molecular epidemiology/bioinformatics to analyse molecular data generated in the frame of the BIOMAP project. You will be a...read more
BIOMAP researcher Lavinia Paternoster, Associate Professor from the University of Bristol, has won one of three LEO Foundation Awards for 2023.
The awards, each worth USD 100,000, recognise outstanding young researchers and scientists from aroun...read more
Last week, on 20th and 21st April 2023, the BIOMAP Work Package and Task Force Leaders met for a hybrid meeting in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, to discuss on the current status of the BIOMAP Work Packages and Task Forces and to conclude and initiate s...read more
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...read more
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....read more
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.
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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".
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...read more
On 27th of May 2021, the IMI approved the inclusion of two new partners to the BIOMAP consortium.
Almirall (https://www.almirall.com/) is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on skin health. Their headquarters and main R&D centre are locate...read more
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...read more
On 11th February, the International Day of Woman & Girls in Science, BIOMAP researchers joint in celebrating the Women in Science Day’s twitter campaign.read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
Despite pandemic, BIOMAP does not stop: on September 22, 2020, the consortium met for the 2nd virtual meeting of the year 2020.read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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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.read more
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...read more