International Psoriasis Council

Advancing Knowledge. Improving Care.

Advancing Knowledge. Improving Care.




MSc, PhD, DMSc

Aarhus University Hospital
Dr. Claus Johansen is a professor at the Department of Clinical Medicine at Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark, where he is head of the research laboratory at the Department of Dermatology. He earned his MSc in Molecular Biology from Aarhus University in 1999 and obtained his PhD and doctoral degree of medical science from Aarhus University in 2003 and 2010, respectively. Dr. Johansen’s research area of interest is the immunological processes driving inflammatory skin diseases, mainly psoriasis, with a special focus on signal transduction and the role of specific lymphocyte subtypes in the skin. He received the New Investigator Award from the European Skin Research Foundation in 2009 and the LEO Foundation Gold Award for outstanding young skin researchers in 2011. Furthermore, he is a member of the European Society for Dermatological Research, the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, and a board member of the Nordic Dermatology Associations Research Committee. Dr. Johansen has more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific publications.
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Areas of Interest

I have a strong interest in understanding the pathogenesis behind psoriasis. My specific focus of interest through many years has been to investigate an understand intracellular signal transduction pathways and how they contribute to psoriasis with focus on the keratinocytes. Likewise, in recent years I have become interested in understanding the role of resident memory T cells and their potential role in psoriasis.

Languages Spoken

Danish, English

Involvement with Other Organization(s)

Not a member of any patient organizations; no relation to regulatory authorities.