Lars E. French

M.D. (Zurich)

 

CURRENT ACADEMIC POSITION
Professor and Chairman
Department of Dermatology, Zürich University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland

EDUCATION AND ACADEMIC DEGREES
1988 Federal Diploma of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
1993 Doctorate in Medicine (Thesis), Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
1997 Board Certification Dermatology (FMH: Swiss Medical Federation)

PROFESSIONAL RECORD
April 1988 - April 1990: Resident in Internal Medicine, Geneva University Hospital, CH
April 1990 - Oct.1993: Research fellow in cell and molecular biology, Geneva University, CH
Oct. 1993 - Dec. 1996: Resident in Dermatology, Geneva University Hospital, CH
Jan. 1997 - Oct. 2002: Swiss National Science Foundation Career Development Award, Geneva University, CH
Oct.1999 - Oct. 2000: Visiting Clinical and Research Fellow, Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania, PA, U.S.A
Oct. 2002 - April 2003: Associate Professor, Dermatology, Geneva University Hospital, CH
May 2003 - Sept. 2006: Louis-Jeantet Professor of Medicine, Geneva University Hospital, CH
Oct. 2006 - Professor and Chairman, Dermatology, Zurich University Hospital, CH

AWARDS AND AWARDED MEMBERSHIPS (SELECTION)
- Member of the Board of Directors, European Society of Dermatological Research (ESDR): 1997-2005
- Secretary-treasurer, European Society of Dermatological Research (ESDR): 2001-2004
- President, European Society of Dermatological Research (ESDR): 2004-2005
- Member of the Board of Directors, European Dermatology Forum (EDF): 2008 - ongoing
- Treasurer of the European Dermatology Forum (EDF): 2009-2015
- President of the European Dermatology Forum (EDF): 2015-2017
- Vice-President of the Swiss Society of Dermatology and Venerology (SSDV): 2011-ongoing
- Member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina: since 2008
- Member of the Society for Investigative Dermatology (SID)
- Member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
- Member of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)
- Member of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV)
- Rudi Cormane Lecture, ESDR Meeting, Budapest, Hungary, 2009
- Leo-Von-Zumbusch Memorial Lecture, Munich, Germany, 2011
- 36th M. H. Samitz Lecture in Cutaneous Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, USA, 2011
- Otto Nägeli-Prize for outstanding contributions to biomedical and/or clinical research, Switzerland, 2012
- Kung-Sun Oh Memorial Lecture and Medal, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea, 2012
- René Touraine Lecture, International Investigative Dermatology Meeting, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2013

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS (ISI Web of Science h-index: 41, 8839 citations, 223 publications)
- French LE, Hahne M, ....Tschopp J. J Cell Biol. 133:335-343, 1996, Impact Factor: 12.7
- Irmler M, Thome M, .... French LE, Tschopp J. Nature, 388:190-195, 1997, Impact Factor: 27.4
- Viard I, .... Saurat JH, Tschopp J, French LE. Science, 282:490-493, 1998, Impact Factor: 24.4
- Viard-Leveugle I, .... Saurat JH, Tschopp J, French LE. J Biol Chem. 278:16183-16188, 2003, Impact Factor: 7.3
- French LE, Huard B, .... Rook AH. Blood, 105:219-225, 2005, Impact Factor: 10.1
- Contassot E, Kerl K, .... Rook AH, French LE. Blood, 111:4780-4787, 2008, Impact Factor: 10.3
- Bouchaud G, Gehrke S, ...., French LE, Boyman O. J Exp Med. 10:2105-17, 2013, Impact Factor: 13.214
- Kistowska M, Gehrke S, .... Contassot F, French LE. J Invest Dermatol. 134:677-85, 2013, Impact Factor: 6.065

 

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