Diamant Thaçi is Director and Full Professor at the Comprehensive Centre for Inflammation Medicine at the University of Lübeck in Germany, positions he has held since 2013. He is also Chair of the Inflammatory Board at the Lübeck campus of University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein. Professor Thaçi graduated with a medical degree in 1989, and in 1995 he specialized in dermatology and venereology at the Department of Dermatology and Venerology of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany.
He has held the roles of Senior Consulting Specialist in Dermatology, Director of Clinical Research, and Head of the Photodermatology Division from 1997 to 2011. In 2011, he was appointed Associate Professor of Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology at the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Professor Thaçi’s research experience covers immunological work in basic research and all stages of clinical drug development, particularly in chronic inflammatory skin diseases, including psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, and hidradenitis suppurativa.
He has been a recipient of the Theodor-Stern Foundation Award for excellence in clinical research. He has been involved in numerous investigator-driven trials and has acted as Principal Investigator on large numbers of national and international multicentre trials. In addition to his clinical commitments, Professor Thaçi also lectures on dermatology and cross-section immunology/microbiology, and has published numerous articles in highly regarded journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine and the Lancet. An editor, co-editor, and member of the editorial board for several scientific journals, Professor Thaçi also serves as a scientific reviewer of dermatological and general medicine journals. He is an active member of the Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis (GRAPPA), International Psoriasis Council (IPC), International Eczema Council (IEC), and Skin Inflammation & Psoriasis International Network (SPIN).