About the Clinical Research Center for Hair and Skin Science (CRC)

The Clinical Research Center for Hair and Skin Science (CRC) at the Department of Dermatology and Allergy of the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin was founded by Prof. Dr. Ulrike Blume-Peytavi in 2002. The CRC consists of three units, the experimental and the clinical research unit and the outpatient unit.

The ISO 9001 certified clinical research unit is specialized in planning and conducting phase I to III drug and cosmetic studies as well as observational, instrument- and model development studies according to ICH-Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines.

The experimental research unit conducts experimental and translational studies on hair and skin biology, hair growth and skin immunology. The multiprofessional team possesses special research competences in the field of nanoparticle-based penetration through the skin and new transcutaneous vaccination strategies.

In the outpatient unit the CRC runs special clinics for hair disorders and pediatric dermatology. The combination of clinical research, experimental and patient centred approaches lead to synergies enabling to position translational research side by side with clinically applied research knowledge and to combine them in research practice on skin and hair science in a unique manner.