Professor Diamant Thaçi graduated in 1989 with a medical degree and specialized in dermatology and venereology 1995 at the Department of Dermatology and Venerology at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany. Dr Thaçi has held the roles of Senior Consulting Specialist in Dermatology, Director of Clinical Research, Head of Photodermatology division from 1997-2011. In 2011 he was appointed as Associate Professor of Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology at the Goethe University in Frankfurt/Main Germany. Since 2013 he is a director and full university professor at the Institute and Comprehensive Center Inflammation Medicine University of Lübeck, Germany. He is chairman of inflammatory board at the university hospital Schleswig-Holstein campus Luebeck.
Dr Thaçi’s research experience covers immunological work in basic research and as well, all stages of clinical drug development especially in chronic inflammatory skin diseases like psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, hidradenitis suppurativa etc.. Dr Thaçi has been a recipient of the Theodor-Stern Foundation Award in for excellent clinical research. He has been involved in numerous investigator-driven trials and acted as main investigator on large numbers of national and international multicentre trials. In addition to his clinical commitments, Dr Thaçi also lectures on dermatology, cross section immunology/microbiology and publishing numerous articles in high reputation journals like New England Journal of Medicine or Lancet. Editor, co-editor, member of editorial board for several scientific journals and serves as a scientific reviewer of dermatological but also general medicine journals. He is a member of steering committee of the Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis (GRAPPA), active member of International Psoriasis Council (IPC), International Eczema council (IEC), and SPIN – Skin Inflammation & Psoriasis International Network (SPIN).