H. Peter SoyerMD, FACD, FAHMS
Professor H. Peter Soyer has a dual academic/clinical role as the inaugural Chair and Director of the Dermatology Research Centre, The University of Queensland (UQ) Diamantina Institute, at the Translational Research Institute, and as Director of the Dermatology Department at the Princess Alexandra Hospital. Professor Soyer, an academic dermatologist from Austria, is a world leader in the field of dermatology with particular expertise in the areas of dermatooncology and dermatologic imaging. His research group’s main focus is skin cancer (both keratinocyte skin cancer and melanoma), and he is co-inventor in patents for novel skin delivery platforms and microbiospy sampling devices. He has an extensive publication record with over 500 publications (>120 publications in the last 5 years), over 600 citations a year and a Hirsch index of 48 (Researcher ID).
In 2016 he initiated establishment and is Co-leader of the Australian Skin and Skin Cancer (ASSC) Research Centre, a joint venture between UQ and QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute. He is one of three Congress Presidents for the 9th World Congress of Melanoma, being held in Brisbane on October 2017. He is lead investigator of the Centre of Research Excellence for the Study of Naevi funded by the Australian Government National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), a Queensland Genomics Health Alliance Demonstration Project ‘A Genomics Approach for Screening of Patients at High Risk of Melanoma’, and a UQ Faculty of Medicine Health Outcome Program ‘3D QMelanoma – Targeted Early Detection of Melanoma Utilising a 3D Teledermatology Network’.