Dr. Georgios Nikolakis studied medicine in the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens from 2003 to 2009. After receiving his diploma he worked as a resident in internal medicine for one year in Athens. In 2011 he relocated to Germany and worked as a researcher for over 4 years mostly in the field of the sebaceous gland and sebocyte biology, acne and rosacea and contributed in several papers on dermatoendocrinology, in particular on skin steroidogenesis. His research resulted in the development of a full-thickness co-culture skin model with immortalized sebocytes, which was also the subject of his thesis. He acquired his title in the Charitè University of Medicine in Berlin with magna cum laude in 2014. His work was selected for European funding by the federal state of Saxony-Anhalt in 2014. His research was granted with the Almirall research prize in 2017. He became a consultant in dermatovenereology in 2018 and subspecialized in allergology, dermatooncology and immunology. He has received several poster prizes. He has written or co-authored over 40 peer-reviewed journal articles and has been serving as a reviewer for 12 dermatologic journals. Currently, his interests include the pathophysiology of hidradenitis suppurativa/acne inversa, especially the familial or syndromic form, its dermatoendocrinological aspect and microbiology/bacteriology.