As an Immunologist-Dermatologist I have dedicated my academic career to translational research on psoriasis and hidradenitis suppurativa. We were one of the first to demonstrate the auto inflammatory nature and activated innate immunity in the pathogenesis of psoriasis and are the inventors of the, world-wide used, imiquimod psoriasis mouse model. We elucidated the activated immune pathways and demonstrated inflammasome activation in Hidradenitis Suppurativa. Together with pharmaceutical companies we investigate and test, in the laboratory and clinically, potential novel treatments for these diseases. We are proud to be a NFU Hidradenitis center of expertise and member of the European Reference Network.