Prof. Dr. Torello Lotti
University of Studies Guglielmo Marconi, Roma, Italia
Microbiota, Microbiome and Skin diseases – what’s new, what’s true
Autor: Torello Lotti, Professor & Chairman of Dermatology and Regenerative Medicine, University of Rome “Guglielmo Marconi”, Rome, Italy
President World Health Academy of Dermatology
Recent scientific investigation have shown that the human body is host to around 100 trillion microbes. They outnumber the human cells in the body 10 to 1. Microbial Cells and their genetic material are important for immunity, inflammation and behaviour. The microbiome of normal human skin was found to have a high diversity and high interpersonal variation. Microbiota compositions of diseased lesional skin (in atopic dermatitis and psoriasis) showed distinct differences compared with healthy skin. The function of microbial colonization in establishing immune system homeostasis has been reported, whereas host-microbe interactions and genetically determined variation of stratum corneum properties might be linked to skin dysbiosis. Both are relevant for cutaneous disorders with aberrant immune responses and/or disturbed skin barrier function. Modulation of skin microbiota composition to restore host microbiota homeostasis could be future strategies to treat or prevent disease
Prof. Lotti is Full Professor and Chairman of Dermatology and Venereology at University of Rome Guglielmo Marconi, Rome, Italy. He is President of the World Health Academy, Dermatology since 2013. Director, Centro Studi per la Ricerca Multidisciplinare Rigenerativa (CSRMR), of the University of Rome “G.Marconi”, Rome, Italy, since 2015.
He is Honorary Professor of Dermatology – China Medical University Shenyang (2011), Lecturer at the New York Academy of Sciences “Howard Fox Memorial Lecture” (14 March 2012 – New York, NY – USA), and Chair, Executive Scientific Committee Vitiligo Research Foundation, New York, NY USA. He has been Full Professor of the Dermatology and Venereology Division at University of Florence School of Medicine, Florence, Italy, from 2006 to 2010. He is Visiting Professor in six International Universities worldwide, and Key Note Lecturer in several international dermatology Societies.
His activities in serving Dermatology have been numerous: President of the Italian Society of Dermatology and Venereology (SIDeMaST , 2009-2011) and President of the International Society of Dermatology ( ISD, 2009-2011), President of the European Society for Cosmetic and Aesthetic Dermatology (2003-2004), Editor in Chief of the Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (1992-2002), Editor “Therapeutic Hotline”- Dermatologic Therapy (2007-) and served as Editor in Chief of the Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia in the period of presidency of the Societa’ Italiana di Dermatologia (2009-2011).
He is Ordinary Member of the main Scientific Societies worldwide (EADV, SIDEV, ESDR, ISD, AAD, SID) and Honorary Member of several Scientific Societies of the Dermatology field.
Moreover, he is a Scientific reviewer of ten sectorial journals, among which are the British Journal of Dermatology, Journal of Investigative Dermatology, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology , Dermatologic Therapy.
Professor Lotti is presently Editor in Chief of Dermatologic Therapy by Wiley-Blackwell (Oxford U.K, Chicago IL).
Professor Lotti is Full Professor of Dermatology of the 1st Medical Univeristy of Moscow, since January 2020 and Full Professor and Chairman of Dermatology at Univeristy of Rome G. Marconi, Rome, Italy.
He has been invited as Keynote Speaker in 2.136 international and national Congresses and has served as Congress President or Chair of a Scientific session in 827 Congresses.
Prof. Lotti has authored 3.507 scientific publications (629 peer-reviewed articles, 388 book chapters, 3.650 abstracts and has edited or co-edited 59 books in the field of Dermatology and related fileds.