Leadership

SIT's Founder Members

SIT was founded in 1997 as an independent international dermatological Contract Research Organization under the leadership of Dr. Joachim Degwert, along with Prof. Dr. Volker Steinkraus, Founder and Manager of the DERMATOLOGIKUM Hamburg.

Joachim Degwert, Ph.D.

Joachim Degwert, Ph.D.

Scientific and Managing Director

Immunologist and cell biologist with 25 years experience in applied dermatological research – 10 years of these with topics such as efficacy testing, clinical tolerance testing, sensitization testing and claim substantiation in the headquarter of a large international cosmetic/pharmaceutical company. Member of the DGK (German Society for Scientific and Applied Cosmetics) for many years.

Volker STEINKRAUS, M.D., PROF.

Volker STEINKRAUS, M.D., PROF.

Scientific Consultant
Founder and Manager of the Dermatologikum Hamburg

Dermatologist and dermatohistologist with 25 years experience in clinical and applied dermatological research of the human skin. Formerly Acting Chairman and Managing Director of the Department of Dermatology, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf.
Prof. Dr. Steinkraus provides SIT with his expert knowhow and a network of private practice specialists in medical and clinical science.