The aim of the event was to bring together young dermatology researchers in an informal environment to promote the exchange and discussion of scientific ideas, methods and research results. Karoline Strobl from the Center for Cancer Research received the presentation award for her lecture.
She is a PhD student in Thomas Bauer's research group and researches in particular on the dermatological side effects of EGFR-inhibiting cancer therapy. With her results, she was able to prove the crucial role of EGFR in protecting the immune privilege of hair stem cells. This provides new insights into the mechanisms underlying scarring alopecia and possible therapeutic approaches for this challenging disease.