Prof. Reich studied human medicine along with German studies and philosophy at Albrecht-Ludwigs-Universität in Freiburg/Breisgau and human medicine at the Technische Universität München (Munich technical university). Kristian's scientific education was mainly in the immunology field, including in the laboratory for mucous membrane immunology at the Technischen Universität München and the clinical and experimental immunology section at Eberhard-Karl-Universität Tübingen. He also spent time researching in the USA. Prof. Reich specialised in dermatology and venereology and gained his university teaching qualification for the subject of dermatology and venereology at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen. Additional title allergology. He was appointed university professor and managing senior physician at the Universitäts-Hautklinik (university skin clinic) Göttingen. Since 2005 Prof. Reich has been the co-manager at Dermatologikum Hamburg (dermatology only institute, 150 personnel) and a founder member of SCIderm Hamburg (Scientific Research, Clinical Studies and Innovative Consulting). He has been published over 100 times in national and international medical journals and held presentations, seminars and lectures. Winner of Herbert-Herxheimer Research Prize from the German Society for Allergology and Clinical Immunology.
Prof. Sprecher is the Chairman of the Department of Dermatology at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center. Born in Waterloo, Belgium; moved to Israel in 1981; received his MD and PhD degrees from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; specialized in dermatology at the Rambam Medical Center; spent a post-doctoral fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia; became Chair of the Department of Dermatology at the Tel Aviv Medical Center in 2008 and Full Professor at the Tel Aviv University in 2010. Serves as section editor for the British Journal of Dermatology, associate editor for the Journal of Investigative Dermatology and associate editor for the American Journal of Human Genetics. Has published over 200 peer-reviewed publications, has mentored over 40 students, and has received numerous national and international awards.