Speakers: Maarten Vermeer, Mieke De Leeuw
Prof. dr. MH Vermeer, Dept Dermatology LUMC, Leiden, The Netherlands. Maarten H Vermeer started medical studies at the University of Leiden in 1985. He worked at the department of Immunology and Microbiology in Miami (Prof dr JW Streilein) on photo immunology (1989 - 1990) before graduating in medicine (cum laude) at the university of Leiden in 1992. He specialized in dermatology at the department of dermatology of the VU, Amsterdam. Clinical work was combined with research on cutaneous lymphomas resulting in a thesis "Mechanisms of progression in primary cutaneous T-cell lymphomas". From 2001, he worked as staff-member at the department of dermatology at the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC), then headed by Prof dr R Willemze, focusing on research and patient care of cutaneous lymphomas. Most recently research activities have concentrated on clinicopathologic studies, genomic analysis of genetic and epigenetic alterations in cutaneous lymphoma tumor cells as well as international studies to develop diagnostic markers in cutaneous lymphomas. He became full professor in 2012 and head of the department of Dermatology at the LUMC in 2016.