Associate Professor at the Division of Dermatology, Medical University of Graz (Austria).
Iris Zalaudek is a Board certified Dermatologist and since 2008 an Associate Professor at the Division of Dermatology of the Medical University of Graz (Austria). She is Director of the Master of Science in Dermoscopy and Preventive Dermato-Oncology at the Department of Dermatology of the Medical University of Graz (Austria). Her main research fields are skin imaging techniques such as total body mapping, dermoscopy, digital dermoscopic monitoring, in vivo and ex vivo reflectance confocal microscopy and clinical dermato-oncology including topical and systemic treatment of skin tumors.
She has published more than 270 scientific articles in international peer-reviewed journals. Her combined publications have received an impact factor of 796 and a h-index value of 22 (February 2013). She has conducted and participated in several clinical trials and research projects.
She frequently lectures on these topics nationally and internationally. In 2003 her work was awarded by the Hans-Weitgasser Price from the Styrian Association of Dermatologists. In 2008, she was awarded the Best Researcher of the Medical University of Graz (Austria).
Iris Zalaudek was invited as Research Fellow to the Dermatology Department of Second University of Naples, Italy (2004–2006) and worked as consultant at the Melanoma Unit of the Dermato-Oncology Department of the San Gallicano Institute in Rome, Italy (2009–2011). Since 2011, she is working as consultant at the Dermatology and Skin Cancer Unit of the Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova – IRCCS in Reggio Emilia (Italy).
At current, she is a member of the management committee and work group leader of the EU_COST Action BM1205 with the title European Network for Skin Cancer Detection using Laser Imaging.
Prof. Zalaudek is Secretary elect of the International Dermoscopy Society (www.dermoscopy-ids.org), Board Member of the European Academy of Dermato Oncology (www.eado.org) and Director of the Master of Science in Dermoscopy and Dermato-Oncology of the Medical University of Graz (Austria) (www.medunigraz.at/dermoscopy).