Prof. Dr. Kilian Eyerich

Assistant Professor

Experimental Dermato-Immunology

Contact Details

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Academic Career and Research Areas

The research area of Professor Eyerich (b. 1979) is the immunology of inflammatory skin diseases such as psoriasis or atopic eczema. As an MD/PhD, his ultimate goal is to improve patient care through the development of innovative diagnostic and therapeutic tools.
Professor Eyerich studied medicine at the University of Würzburg and at TUM. After graduation he joined TUM’s “Medical Life Science and Technology” PhD program. He also worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Istituto Dermopatico Dell’immacolata in Rome. Professor Eyerich has received numerous grants and awards for his translational research activities. These have been from organizations such as the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities, the German Research Foundation, the Fritz Thyssen Foundation and the Bavarian Research Foundation. In 2013 he was awarded a Heisenberg Professorship by the German Research Foundation.


  • Johannes B. Ortner Award (2012)
  • Ernst-Wiethoff-Award for outstanding clinical research (2012)
  • Egon Macher Award  (2011)

Key Publications

Eyerich S, Onken AT, Weidinger S, Franke A, Nasorri F, Pennino D, Grosber M, Pfab F, Schmidt-Weber CB, Mempel M, Hein R, Ring J, Cavani A, Eyerich Kl: „Mutual antagonism of T cells causing psoriasis and atopic eczema“. New England Journal of Medicine. 2011; 365(3): 231-238.


Eyerich S, Wagener J, Wenzel V, Scarponi C, Pennino D, Albanesi C, Schaller M, Behrendt H, Ring J, Schmidt-Weber CB, Cavani A, Mempel M, Traidl-Hoffmann C, Eyerich Kl: „IL-22 and TNF-a represent a key cytokine combination for epidermal integrity during infection with Candida albicans“. European Journal of Immunology. 2011; 41(7): 1894-1901.


Eyerich S, Eyerich K, Pennino D, Carbone T, Nasorri F, Pallotta S, Cianfarani F, Odorisio T, Traidl-Hoffmann C, Behrendt H, Durham SR, Schmidt-Weber CB, Cavani A: „Th22 cells represent a distinct human T cell subset involved in epidermal immunity and remodeling“. Journal of Clinical Investigation“. 2009; 119(12): 3573-3585.


Eyerich K, Pennino D, Scarponi C, Foerster S, Nasorri F, Behrendt H, Ring J, Traidl-Hoffmann C, Albanesi C, Cavani A: „IL-17 in atopic eczema: linking allergen-specific adaptive and microbial-triggered innate immune response“. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Imunology. 2009; 123(1): 59-66.