It has been a while since I updated my world map of major hair loss research centers and I was beginning to think that I had discovered the vast majority of centers in the western world and needed to shift focus to China.
However, yesterday, I stumbled onto some very interesting hair loss research related papers written by someone named Dr. Annika Vogt. Moreover, many of her papers include a co-author by the name of Dr. Ulrike Blume-Peytavi.
Among the more interesting recent works of these two authors (along with other co-authors in many cases) include papers titled:
- “Hair follicle targeting, penetration enhancement and Langerhans cell activation make cyanoacrylate skin surface stripping a promising delivery technique for transcutaneous immunization with large molecules and particle-based vaccines.“
- “Selective hair therapy: bringing science to the fiction.“
- “Androgenetic alopecia. Diagnosis and therapy- a current review.“
- “Nanoparticles in dermatology.“
Upon further research, I discovered that both of these two authors work at Germany based Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin’s Clinical Research Center for Hair and Skin Science. Dr. Vogt is in charge of the Experimental Research Unit, while Dr. Blume-Peytavi is charge of the Clinical Research Unit. This center is undertaking extremely high-tech modern research when it comes to human hair and skin and it is worth browsing through their site in detail.
Of note, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin accounts for over one-half of all German Nobel prize winners in medicine and physiology. It is great to see yet one more world class hair loss research center in Germany in addition to the facilities operated by Dr. Roland Lauster/Dr. Gerd Lindner and by Dr. Jennifer Kloepper.