Dr Carsten Flohr

Carsten Flohr studied medicine at Oxford University and then trained in both paediatrics (MRCPCH) and dermatology. He is the first UK National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinician Scientist in Dermatology. He is also a Senior Lecturer and Consultant at St John’s Institute of Dermatology, Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. Carsten has a passion for eczema research and a strong interest in population-based studies as well as clinical trials. Together with his paediatric allergy colleagues at St Thomas’ Hospital, he is currently conducting an interventional birth cohort study to test the hypothesis that the introduction of potentially allergenic foods into the diet of infants from three months, alongside continued breastfeeding, results in a reduced prevalence of food allergy and other allergic diseases by three years of age (‘Enquiring About Tolerance’ (EAT) Study). As part of the EAT Study, Carsten examines how genetic, immunological and environmental factors interact in the development of eczema and food allergies. Carsten is a Steering Committee Member of the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC), the worldwide biggest allergy study. He also chairs the Epidemiology Interest Group of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) and the UK Dermatology Clinical Trials Network (UK DCTN) Trial Generation and Prioritisation Panel. Carsten is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Investigative Dermatology and the Clinical Trials Editor of the F1000 Atopic Dermatitis Section

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