Introducing Biomedical Dermatology

To celebrate the launch of Biomedical Dermatology, we spoke to the Managing Editor, Dr. Jinhyuk Jung (Harvard Medical School, USA), to introduce the journal and tell us about current trends and research in the field.

Tell us about your background and current research interests?

I am a molecular and cellular biologist with expertise in stem cell/iPSC biology, looking into establishing research models by metabolic-guided cellular differentiation into various cell types and tissues.

Skin is the largest sensory organ of the human body – consisting of over 20 different cell types which perform fundamental functions including prevention of water loss – however, due to the heterogeneous population of cell types derived from different germ layers and their molecular complexity, manipulation of skin is, as yet, not fully explored. My current research interests surround utilizing stem cell/iPSC technology in dermatology, generating autologous artificial skin for research model and personalized cell therapy.

What does this new journal bring to the field of the biology of dermatology and cosmetology?

The new journal provides an opportunity to bring together expertise from these areas to achieve scientific improvement as well as further applications to industry by understanding dermatology through rigorous research.

We hope that Biomedical Dermatology becomes a unique resource spread over industry and academia.

As the official journal of the Korea Institute of Dermatological Sciences (KIDS), what do you think the future holds for the field and Biomedical Dermatology?

Translational research of dermatology has been robustly developed for patients who have suffered from burns, chronic skin wounds, and hair loss. Cosmetology is also now rapidly expanding in step with the industrial market. To fulfill these scientific demands, Biomedical Dermatology will incorporate diverse research, with high-value novel-material, biotechnology and materials science, robotics and 3-D printing.

What kind of research does Biomedical Dermatology consider?

Biomedical Dermatology covers basic, pre-clinical and clinical research on the biology of the skin and biomedical aspects of dermatology and cosmetology. This new journal presents an opportunity for authors to publish their research data in an open access format and submissions would be welcomed from all research in this field. To submit your manuscript, visit the journal website today.

About Biomedical Dermatology

Biomedical Dermatology is a new open access journal from the Korea Institute of Dermatological Sciences (KIDS), and aims to be a high quality international forum for innovative and exciting advances in dermatology, cosmetic biology and biotechnology research.

For further information on Biomedical Dermatology, please visit the journal ‘About’ page or read the launch Editorial: ‘Welcome to a new era of Biomedical Dermatology’.

The journal is overseen by the Editors-in-Chief, Sungkwan An (Konkuk University, South Korea) and Yinmao Dong (Beijing Technology and Business University, China) and is supported by a prominent Editorial Board.

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