Within its patient-centric and impact-oriented approach, BIOMAP brings together key stakeholders groups from multidisciplinary research areas and pharma industry. External Advisory Groups will complement the expertise of the BIOMAP consortium and provide independent advice and recommendations: the Patient Board and the (scientific) Advisory Board. They will provide guidance to obtain a clearer picture on disease subtypes in Atopic Dermatitis and Psoriasis aiming at better drug development which will ultimately lead to improved treatment opportunities.

  • Advisory Board

    The BIOMAP consortium is delighted to have its expertise complemented by the BIOMAP Advisory Board. Members of the Advisory Board comprise renowned scientists in the fields of atopic dermatitis (AD) and Psoriasis (Pso). They will advise the BIOMAP consortium on scientific as well as ethical issues to facilitate strategic decisions and give targeted feedback on the scientific progress of the project and therefore maximize benefits of the project.


    International Psoriasis Council
    • Francesca Capon, PhD
    United Kingdom
    Harmonising Outcome Measures for Eczema (HOME)
    • Joanne Chalmers, PhD
    United Kingdom
    International Eczema Council
    • Dirk Jan Hijnen, PhD
    Swedish Law and Informatics Research Institute
    • Prof. Cecilia M. Sjöberg
  • Patient Board

    The Patient Board has been consulted from the beginning of BIOMAP. The representatives of the Patient Board will give voice to the desires and needs of people with atopic dermatitis (AD) and Psoriasis (Pso) patients. This board consisting of 6 AD and Pso focused patient organisations and will be working within and across Work Packages serving as an advisory resource to BIOMAP.

    The Patient Board will

    • ensure that BIOMAP operates with a patient-centric approach and delivers specific outcomes with the potential to improve the lives of people with AD and Pso;
    • support the communication of BIOMAP results to the wider public;
    • provide advice to the BIOMAP consortium to ensure that the patient perspective is included in the work conducted in BIOMAP
    • provide advice on the design of clinical research activities in BIOMAP.


    Eczema Outreach Support
    • Magali Redding
    United Kingdom
    Dutch Association for People with Atopic Dermatitis (VMCE)
    • Bernd Arents
    The Psoriasis Association
    • Helen McAteer
    United Kingdom
    National Eczema Society
    • Andrew Proctor
    United Kingdom
    Irish Skin Foundation
    • David McMahon
    • Michelle Greenwood
    European Psoriasis Association
    • Lars F. Werner