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Merete Haedersdal is leading a research team of 10 researchers, focusing on translational medicine in the field of laser dermatology. Merete is consultant in dermatology at Bispebjerg Hospital and clinical professor at University of Copenhagen, Denmark. She is Visiting Scientist at Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, collaborating with professor R. Rox Anderson and his team to develop better treatments for patients with skin cancer by means of lasers and light-based techniques.


Main research areas

Fractional laser-assisted drug delivery, photodynamic therapy, and treatment of skin cancer with photochemical and photothermal effects.


Current research

In experimental laboratory and animal models the potential of delivering topically applied anticancer agents into skin is explored. Basic research data is translated into a clinical research program, which focuses on developing new and intensified topical treatments for skin cancer.


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