17 January 2019

LEO Foundation ‘Open competition grants’ are given to support the best dermatology research projects worldwide that improve the understanding of the underlying medicinal, biological, chemical, or pharmacological mechanisms of dermatological diseases and their symptoms.

The LEO Foundation’s Board of Trustees  has established a formal evaluation process with a panel of national and international external experts to assist the Board in ensuring that their grants are given to the best projects and the most qualified applicants.

This year Leo Foundation granted Patrick Zeeuwen, theme Infectious diseases and global health, and Ellen van den Bogaard (co-applicant), theme Inflammatory diseases, 2.545.944 DKK (341 kEuro) for their project ‘Psoriasis, a microbiome-driven disease?’. This project aims to study the biology of Late Cornified Envelope genes and to translate these findings to the understanding of psoriasis pathogenesis.
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