Michael Sand gives the reader an overview of current techniques in expression profiling of miRNAs and their maturation machinery in the skin. This book is a postdoctoral thesis on miRNAs in cutaneous malignant melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer with a focus on the miRNA processing machinery and miRNA expression profiling. The research presented in this book was performed in the Dermatologic Surgery Section at the Department of Dermatology,Venereology and Allergology of the Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany and gives the reader an overview of current techniques in expression profiling of miRNAs and their maturation machinery in the skin.
Michael Sand, MD studied medicine at the Ruhr-University of Bochum / Germany, Harvard Medical School Boston and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). After board certification in Dermatology, Venereology and Emergency Medicine at the Ruhr-University Bochum / Germany he and his team started to investigate the role of microRNA in the skin. He is currently an attending physician in the Department of Plastic Surgery, Catholic Clinics of the Ruhr Peninsula, Essen, Germany with a clinical focus on surgical therapy of skin cancer and a research focus on the role of microRNAs in malignant skin tumors.