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Epidemiology; risk-assessment; skin sensitization; dermatitis 


Main research areas

Contact allergy, eczema, epidemiology, dose-response studies, diagnosis, preventive aspects and gene-environment intervention. Disease patterns, prognosis, occupational disease and organization of the health care sector.

Several research results are directly implemented in EU-legislation

Current research

Ongoing research into the epidemiology of contact allergy: nickel; fragrances; chromium; biocides and dyes. Immunology behind the reactions, factors which promotes sensitization and elicitation; development of tolerance and local memory in the skin. The skin barrier and effect of filaggrin on the development of the immune system. The effect of the microbiome in the development of allergy and dermatitis. Molecular understanding of hand eczema and atopic dermatitis.


Potential conflicts of interest


External positions

2005 → …


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