Gudula Kirtschig was born in Germany in 1961. She graduated from Münster Medical University, Germany in 1986 and qualified as a Specialist in dermatovenereology at the University of Marburg, Germany in 1997. She obtained her M.D. degree in 1986 at the University of Münster for her thesis on “Immunosuppressive treatment of and bullous pemphigoid” and her Ph.D. degree in 2002 at the University of Marburg for her thesis on “The hemidesmosomal adhesion complex and its meaning in subepidermal bullous diseases.” She spent several years performing basic research in dermatology at various international centres, working with Professor Fenella Wojnarowska, Department of Dermatology, The Slade Hospital, Oxford, UK; Professor Kim B. Yancey at the National Institutes of Health, Dermatology Branch, Bethesda, Md, USA; Dr. Catherine Prost, Hôpital Saint-Louis, Policlinique de Dermatologie, Paris, France; Professor Dr. RAJ Eady, St. Thomas's Hospital, St. John's Institute of Dermatology, Department of Cell Pathology, London, U.K. Her research was supported by grants of the German Research Foundation (DFG). She now works as a Consultant Dermatologist at the Vrije Universiteit, Medical Center, Department of Dermatology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands and performs clinical research into treatment of bullous pemphigoid and vulval diseases.
Biography Updated on 12 November 2010