About the center

The ‘LEO Foundation Skin Immunology Research Center’ paves the way to a better understanding and treatment of the skin diseases that plague a quarter of the world's population.

Based on a grant from the LEO Foundation of more than 50 million EUR over 10 years the center will bring together leading Danish and international researchers in immunology and skin disease to provide new knowledge to enable better diagnostics and more effective treatments for a wide range of skin diseases such as psoriasis and eczema.

The ‘LEO Foundation Skin Immunology Research Center’ will identify key questions relating to disease heterogeneity, new pathological mechanisms, and novel therapies of inflammatory skin diseases.

With the ultimate aim of helping people with skin diseases in the best possible way, the center launches a focused effort employing cutting edge technologies to advance biological insights and translate basic discoveries to ‘proof of principle’ and finally to patients.

The center is located on the 12th floor of the Maersk Tower at the University of Copenhagen. The center collaborates closely with Danish and international research environments and hospitals.





Liv Eidsmo
Executive Director

Director Liv Eidsmo

Center Coordinator (TBA)