What we do

Launched in June 2008 with an investment of €18 million, UCD Charles Institute of Dermatology is the first academic institute devoted to dermatology in Ireland. The Institute’s vision is to become a world leader in dermatology research and training, which will lead to improved patient care through the discovery of new treatments and therapies.

UCD Charles Institute actively partners with leading companies serving the skin health and care market to deliver specific research and innovation objectives. Using a multidisciplinary, systems biology approach, the Institute research team are working to uncover key drivers of skin disease and ageing. This approach is leading to exciting new innovations for the management of skin ageing and treatment of serious skin disease. Read more about our research programmes>>