Lars Iversen

Chair professor in dermatology, DMSc, Clinical Professor and Chair

Present occupation:
Chair professor in dermatology, University of Aarhus, Denmark since 2013.

Clinical education:
1984-1991University of Aarhus, M.D.
2003Specialist in Dermato-Venerology

Scientific education:
1988-1989Student Research Fellow at Department of Dermatology, Aarhus Amtssygehus, Aarhus University Hospital.
1991-1994.Research Fellow at Department of Dermatology, Aarhus Amtssygehus, Aarhus University Hospital.

Scientific degree:
Doctoral thesis (dissertation) entitled: The role of leukotriene A4 hydrolase/aminopeptidase in transcellular leukotriene B4 synthesis in human epidermis. Defended October 1997 at University of Aarhus.

Guest researcher:
Department of Dermatology, University of California, Davis, USA, April 1996 – July 1997. Laboratory chair: professor Vincent A. Ziboh (grant from the Alfred Benzon Foundation).

Supervisor:
Currently supervisor or co-supervisor of 5 Ph.D. student and 1 post.doc.
Previously supervisor of more than 40 research years students, PhD students or post docs.

Teaching:
Professor in dermato-venerology at University of Aarhus.

Invited speaker:
Invited speaker at several international conferences in Asia, Europe and USA.

Reviewer:
Reviewer of Ph.D. dissertation or doctoral thesis at Faculty of Health Science, University of Copenhagen, Faculty of health Science, University of Southern Denmark, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Trondheim, Norway, Departament de Farmacologia, Universitat de Valencia, Spain and Molecular and cellular Therapeutics, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.
Reviewer at several journals including Lancet, JACI and Journal of Investigative Dermatology.

Editorial activities:
2009-2010 Editor: Advances in Psoriasis and Inflammatory Skin Diseases
2009-2020 Editor: Dermatology Reports
2011-2017 Section Editor: Acta Dermato-Venereologica.
2013-2018 Editorial Board: Experimental Dermatology

National and international committee work and collaboration:
2003-2005 Committee member of Danske Dermatologers Organisation .
2005- Member of the scientific committee for a joint Nordic psoriasis project organized by NordPso.
2007- 2013 Committee member, PhD program in Inflammation and Infection, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Aarhus.
2007- 2008Member of the organizing committee for “Cutaneous Lymphoma Task Force Clinical Meeting”, Copenhagen September 2008
2008- 2015Member of the Scientific Advisory board of the European Skin Research Fund under the European Society of Dermatological Research (ESDR)
2011- 2019Member of ”Sclerose Foreningens ” research committee
2011- Invited member of the International Psoriasis Council (IPC)
2013- Member of the Scientific Board of the Fondation René Touraine, France
2014- Member of GRAPPA – Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis
2014-2017 Chairman of the Topical Treatment Working Group of the International Psoriasis Council
2017- Member of the International Psoriasis Council (IPC) board of directors
2017-2018 President elect of the Danish Dermatological Society (DDS)
2018-2020President of the Danish Dermatological Society (DDS)
2019-2020Board member of the Nordic Dermatological Association
2020-2021Past president of the Danish Dermatological Society (DDS)

Other activities:
2006Responsible for the CTCL clinic at Aarhus University Hospital.
2019 Established the National Center of Autoimmune Diseases at Aarhus University Hospital. The center is supported by 18 mill dkr from 2019 to 2022 from the Danish Ministry of Health.

Honors:
Glaxo Prize 1994, Warming Prize 2000, Nordic Prize of Dermatology and Venereology, June
2001, Advances in Psoriasis (100.000,- Euro) 2008.

Publications (H-index: 44, Total citations > 6900, Scopus):
Author or co-author of 240 articles, reviews or book-chapters and patents. The 240 publications include: 205 publications in peer-reviewed journal, 33 book-chapters or reviews and 2 patents.

Top publications:
Nature Immunology (1) IF 20,5; Blood (7) IF 17,5; Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (1) IF 10,2; Nature Communications (1) IF 11,8; EMBO journal (1) IF 10,0; Proc Natl Acad Sci USA (1) IF 9,4, Book chapter in Dermatology 5’th edition (among the top two text books in dermatology worldwide).

Major grants currently running:
Horizon 2020 Framework Programme – IMI project “ImmUniverse” Consortium member. The entire grant is 15 mill € over 4 years. 5.130.000,- dkr is allocated Dept. of Dermatology at Aarhus University Hospital.

Independent Research Fund Denmark (DFF-Research project 2) – 3.680.000,- dkr to a project entitled: Effect of brodalumab compared to placebo on vascular inflammation in moderate to severe psoriasis.

Tandem Programme – Novo Nordisk Fonden – a total of 10 mill. dkr to be shared equally between prof. Niels Ødum, Copenhagen University and prof. Lars Iversen Aarhus University. The project is entitled: Staphylococcus aureus and skin barrier defects are novel therapeutic targets in cutaneous T-cell lymphomas

Clinical trial experience:
Has served as subinvestigator or PI as well as national coordinator on several clinical trials during the last 20 years.

Course Certificate GCP, september 2021.