Prof. Vladimir Botchkarev University of Bradford, UK1 Talk
Vladimir Botchkarev is currently Professor of Cutaneous Biology and Associate Director of Centre for Skin Sciences at the University of Bradford (UK), and Adjunct Professor of Dermatology at Boston University (USA). He has directed the Laboratory of Skin Development, Regeneration and Carcinogenesis since 1999. Vladimir originally studied Medicine at Chuvash... read moreState University (Russia), got his PhD in Cell Biology in 1988, and was trained in Humboldt University Berlin in 1994-1999. In 1999, Vladimir moved to Boston University and developed an independent NIH-funded research program to define mechanisms that control skin development, regeneration and carcinogenesis. His current research interests are in epigenetic regulatory mechanisms that control stem cell activity, differentiation and reprogramming in the skin, as well as during skin carcinogenesis. Vladimir published over 90 papers and reviews in top-ranked international journals including Nature Cell Biology, Lancet Oncology, J Cell Biology, PNAS, EMBO J, Cancer Research, Development, J Invest Dermatology, etc. His research program is funded by the grants from the NIH, MRC, BBSRC and pharmaceutical industry. Vladimir serves as Section Editor for the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, Associate Editor for Experimental Dermatology and member of the ACTS Study Section at NIH.