Department of Dermatology,
Venerology and Allergology
Charité – Universitätsmedizin

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Team of the CCP

Sabine Schanzer
Technical Assistant (Chemistry)
Skin Physiological Measurements using Optical Methods and Execution of Cosmetic and Clinical Studies
Heike Richter
Technical Assistant (Physics)
Skin Physiological Measurements using Optical Methods and Execution of Cosmetic and Clinical Studies
Christiane Domke

Guest Researcher

Prof. Bernhard Lange-Asschenfeldt

Prof. Bernhard Lange-Asschenfeldt

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Prof.  Leonhard Zastrow

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The team also comprises several employees funded by public or industrial projects, as well as guest scientists and approx. 10 doctoral candidates.

Jürgen Lademann

Prof. Dr. rer. nat.Dr. -Ing.
Juergen Lademann

Prof. Dr. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Lademann studied at the Quantum Electronics Department of the Physics, Moscow State University, Russia, where he completed his master's degree. In the year 2000, Prof. Lademann was appointed professor of dermatology at the Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany. He is editor of the international journal “Skin Pharmacology and Applied Skin Physiology” and board member of the German Federal Institute of Risk Assessment, Berlin, Germany.

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Martina Meinke

Prof. Dr. rer. nat.
Martina Meinke

Prof. Dr. Martina C. Meinke studied chemistry at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. After graduation she headed an environmental laboratory until she switched to medical diagnostics.  Since 1999, she has been employed by the CCP. After a postgraduate study, she was awarded the title medical physicist in 2006. Since 2007, she is assistant professor of medical physics with the main focus on spectroscopy of blood and skin and electron paramagnetic resonance measurements in skin.

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Alexa Patzelt

Dr. med. Alexa Patzelt

Dr. med. Alexa Patzelt graduated in medicine and received the doctor’s degree in 2004 at the Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany. Dr. Alexa Patzelt commenced her residency in dermatology at the Department of Dermatology, Venerology and Allergy, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany. She received her specialization in dermatology in 2009. Since then, she has been advancing her scientific work with the main focus being on basic research of follicular penetration of topically applied substances, inverse penetration of systemically applied substances, topical vaccination and skin barrier investigations.

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Maxim Darvin

Dr. rer. nat. Dr. rer. medic.
Maxim E. Darvin

Dr. Dr. Maxim E. Darvin was born in Moscow, Russia. He studied at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute of the Faculty of Experimental and Theoretical Physics, Medical Physics Department, Russia, where he completed his master's degree in physics. His dissertation was successfully defended in 2007 entitled: “Kinetics of carotenoid antioxidant substances in the human skin”. His main interests are medical physics, biophysics, laser techniques, quantum electronics and spectroscopy.

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Dr. Gisela Thiede

Dr. rer. nat. Gisela Thiede

was born in Berlin, Germany. She studied at the Department of Organic Chemistry at the Martin-Luther-University Halle, Germany, where she completed her master´s degree in chemistry. After obtaining her doctorate as Dr. rer. nat., she joined a biotechnological institute where she worked as a project leader doing research in the field of liposomal drug delivery systems. She has been affiliated with the CCP since 2006, with drug delivery systems, skin penetration and follicular penetration being in the focus of her research activities.

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Foto: Dr. rer. nat. Silke Lohan

Dr. rer. nat.
Silke Lohan

Dr. Silke Lohan was born in Berlin and studied biology at the Freie Universität Berlin. In 2013 she completed her dissertation (Dr. rer.nat.) in human genetics. She had worked on her thesis at the Competence Center for Microarray-Based Comparative Genomic Hybridization, Array-CGH, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany and at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics. In October 2013, Dr. Lohan joined the team of the CCP. Her main interest is focused on electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy of the skin, especially penetration of nanoparticles and drug release processes in the skin.

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Fanny Knorr

Dr. med. vet. Fanny Knorr

Dr. Fanny Knorr studied biology at the Lancaster University, United Kingdom, and Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, Zürich, Switzerland, and attained her bachelor’s degree in 2000. In 2006, she obtained a degree in veterinary medicine at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. After working for a year at the Tierklinik Bielefeld as a veterinarian, she took a job at Princeton BioMeditech in Princeton, NJ, USA, where she was involved in developing rapid diagnostic tests for veterinary use. In 2010, Dr. Fanny Knorr obtained her thesis on the topic of follicular penetration of nanoparticles in animal skin at the CCP. After returning to Berlin, Germany, Dr. Fanny Knorr worked at the Institute for Animal Nutrition of the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, for 3 years. She has been working at the CCP since October 2013 as a research assistant.

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Foto: Dr. rer. nat. Silke Lohan

Dr. med. Sora Jung

Sora Jung studied medicine at Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany and Université Denis Diderot Paris, France. After a research stay at Dartmouth Medical School, USA, and at the World Health Organization headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, she has been working since 2013 as resident and research assistant at the CCP with her main research focus on the interaction of antioxidants and free radicals in the skin, clinical investigations and preventive strategies of chemotherapy-induced palmar-plantar erythrodysesthesia

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Foto: Dr. rer. medic. Johannes Schleusener

Dr. rer. medic. Johannes Schleusener

Johannes Schleusener studied Applied Physics and Medical Engineering at the Beuth University of applied sciences in Berlin and completed his diploma at the Ontario Cancer Institute in Toronto in 2008 and his following master’s degree at the Drew University in Madison, NJ in 2011.
Since 2011, he has been working as a research assistant in Biomedical Optics for the Laser- und Medizin-Technologie GmbH, Berlin (LMTB), where he was focusing on Raman-spectroscopic diagnosis of skin cancer. In 2016 he received his doctorate from the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and subsequently joined the CCP, where he is continuing his research in Raman spectroscopy.

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Foto: Dr. Carina Reble

Dr. rer. nat. Carina Reble

Carina Reble studied physics at the Ruprecht-Karls-University in Heidelberg and at the National University of Singapore.  Since 2008 she has been working as a research assistant at the LMTB in Berlin, where she developed reflectance and Raman spectroscopic methods for the analysis of skin and cervical tissue.
In 2014, she obtained her doctorate (Dr. rer. nat.) from the Technical University of Berlin. In June 2015, Dr. Reble joined the CCP where she is mainly concerned with the development of reflectance spectroscopy for the determination of sun protection factors in vivo.

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