​Copenhagen Research Group for Inflammatory Skin (CORGIS)


The Copenhagen Research Group for Inflammatory Skin (CORGIS) is based at the Department of Dermatology and Allergy, Herlev and Gentofte Hospital. The research center aims to investigate the pathogenesis, risk factors, comorbidities, epidemiology and the treatment and care of inflammatory skin diseases. The department has the resources and experience needed for clinical drug testing and CORGIS seeks to further investigate and develop new therapeutic treatments for skin diseases.

The current main research areas are:

  • Psoriasis, optimal treatment and control
  • Psoriasis, comorbidity, and the importance of treatment
  • Psoriasis, new treatments
  • Atopic dermatitis, the skin barrier and the importance of the immune system
  • Atopic dermatitis, risk factors
  • Atopic dermatitis, comorbidity and the importance of treatment
  • Atopic dermatitis, new treatments
  • Immunological differences in allergic and irritant contact dermatitis
  • Proteomics in inflammatory skin diseases including vitiligo
  • Skin barrier function and significance of disease

Research Leaders:

Professor DmSci, PhD. Lone Skov 

Head of department, Associate Professor, DmSci. Claus Zachariae 

The research unit is also the workplace for a large staff of senior researchers, postdocs, PhD students, medical students, medical laboratory technicians and research nurses.


CORGIS collaborates with many international and national partners, including Department of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, and the Steno Diabetes Center at Herlev and Gentofte Hospital.

Scientific articles

The researchers at CORGIS publishes more than 70 scientific articles annually in international peer-reviewed journal.


The research is funded partly by private and public foundations and partly through collaboration with industry. ​