Alexander Navarini

Prof. Alexander
Navarini, MD PhD

Position(s)
Head of Department Dermatology

Institution
University Hospital Basel

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Research Focus

Immunology & Infectious Diseases

Area of Research

Genetics and pathophysiology of inflammatory skin diseases, especially neutrophilic dermatoses; Image-based classification of dermatoses using machine learning


Approved Research Projects

Investigator-initiated trials:
• IRASPEN Registry
• APRESCALP Study
• SDNTT Registry
• MELVEC Study
• Computer-based Skin Aging Simulation for Skin Cancer Prevention
• AcneDect Study
• Skin biopsies and blood for epigenetics
• Cutaneous surgery disfigurement trial
• Skinobi: Skin moisture and pigmentation levels
• The Color of Itch; Itch Modification by Color Viewing

Industry-sponsored trials:
• POSITIVE
• MEASURE-UP1
• VALUE Registry
• Serena Registry
• BI 1368-0016: moderate to severe Palmoplantar Pustulosis (PPP)
• BI 1368-0013: Generalized Pustular Psoriasis (GPP)


Collaborations

National Collaborations

Swiss Dermatology Network for Targeted Therapies (PI Navarini)

International Collaborations

International Rare and Severe Psoriasis Expert Network (PI Navarini)


Ongoing Research Projects

Investigator-initiated trials:

  • International Rare And Severe Psoriasis Expert Network (IRASPEN) Study: NCT04359394
  • Apremilast Treatment for Pruritus and Quality of Life in Scalp Psoriasis (APRESCALP): NCT03553433
  • Swiss Dermatology Network of Targeted Therapies (SDNTT) Registry: NCT01706692
  • Acne Detection Software (AcneDect) (AcneDect) NCT04060160
  • Clinical performance of the new artificial intelligence-powered 3D total body photography system VECTRA® in early melanoma detection and its impact on patients’ burden of disease: A prospective cohort study in a real-world setting (Short title: Melanoma Detection in Switzerland With VECTRA (Acronym: MELVEC)): NCT04605822
  • A prospective observational multicenter study to evaluate the performance and patient acceptance of the ATBM master device for automated total body mapping (Acronym: ATBM-MASTER international study): NCT04605822
  • Total body dermoscopic evaluation of pregnancy-related changes in melanocytic nevi using the FotoFinder ATBM master system and the impact of artificial intelligence assisted examinations on the patients’ skin cancer screening experience: A prospective two-arm controlled observational study. (Acronym: PREM = Pregnancy-related changes in melanocytic nevi) (EKNZ: 2020-02494)
  • Computer-based Skin Aging Simulation for Skin Cancer Prevention: NCT04532437
  • Acceptance of teledermatology compared to face-to-face consultation from the providers’ and users’ perspectives: NCT04495036
  • German-speaking Melanoma Patients willingness to tolerate toxicity during adjuvant treatment (GERMELATOX-A)
  • Skin biopsies and blood for epigenetics
  • Skinobi: Skin moisture and pigmentation levels
  • Patient Reported Outcome Measures After Treatment of Skin Cancers on the Face: NCT04485442 (gemeinsames Projekt mit Plastischer Chirurgie)

Industry-sponsored trials:

  • POSITIVE
  • MEASURE-UP1
  • VALUE

Research Team

Ivana Cvijetic

Lead clinical trial, Project Manager

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Lara Valeska Maul

Senior physician

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Elisabeth Gössinger

Physician

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PD Dr. Emmanuel Contassot

Lab head

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Rishika Agarwal

Doctoral student

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Alvaro Jimenez

Doctoral student

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PD Simon Müller, MD

Senior Physician

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Roberta Vasconcelos Berg

Physician

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Imelda Perez

Study nurse

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Tanja Dittmar

Lab technician

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Philippe Gottfrois

Doctoral student

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Prof. Karin Hartmann, MD

Joint Medical Lead of clinical trial team

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Stephanie Marie Huber

Physician

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Elisabeth Golshetti

Study nurse

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Elisabeth Jeremiasse

Research assistant

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Ludovic Amruthalingam

Doctoral student

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