Leopold Eckhart

Medical University of Vienna, Austria

It is a great pleasure to welcome Prof. Leopold Eckhart, Medical University of Vienna, Austria, at Skin Ageing & Challenges 2024 this November in Malta. 

Topic: Iron Metabolism of the Skin: Recycling versus Release

In his talk, Prof. Eckhart will delve into the skin's protective mechanisms against external stressors and the crucial involvement of iron in epidermal functions.

Specifically, he will examine the metabolism of iron within epidermal keratinocytes and discuss the implications of altered iron metabolism in various skin diseases.

Additionally, Prof. Eckhart will highlight future research avenues aimed at understanding iron-dependent processes in the skin.