Dr. Rudolf Happle
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Rudolf Happle was born in 1938 in Freiburg, Germany. In 1986 he was appointed as Chairman, Department of Dermatology, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands. In 1991 he was appointed as Chairman, Department of Dermatology, University of Marburg, Germany. During his professional career he has functioned as Founding President of the European Society for Pediatric Dermatology, and as President of the European Hair Research Society. Presently he works as a guest professor at the University Department of Dermatology in Freiburg (Germany).
His main field of research is genodermatology, especially cutaneous mosaicism. In 2014, his book “Mosaicism in Human Skin” was published by Springer (Berlin).
He is an honorary member of the national Dermatological Societies of 15 countries as well as of the European Society for Pediatric Dermatology, the Dutch Society for Pediatric Dermatolotgy, and the Sociedad Latinoamericana de Dermatología Pediátrica. He is an elected member of the American Dermatological Association and of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. In 2008 he received an Award of Appreciation from the International League of Dermatological Societies. In 2016 he became Dr. honoris causa of the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Rudolf Happle is on the boards of Actas Dermo-Sifiliográficas (Madrid); American Journal of Medical Genetics; Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie; Archivos Argentinos de Dermatología; Dermatologica Sinica (Taipei); European Journal of Dermatology; Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (1994-2008); Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology; and Revista Argentina de Dermatología.