CV – Prof. Wioletta Baranska-Rybak

Personal details:

Title: Professor of Medical University of Gdansk

Name: Wioletta Baranska-Rybak

Address: Lesny Potok 13

80-126 Gdansk


Telephone: +48600895230


Age: 47

Date of birth: 3th March 1974

Marital status: married

Education: Medical University of Gdansk, Poland 1994-2000

Professional experience:

Voluntary assistant in the hospital named of St. Wojciech Albert, Gdansk 2001-2002

Junior assistant in Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology, Medical University of Gdansk 2002-2007

Senior assistant in Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology, Medical University of Gdansk since February 2008- 2013

Ph.D. obtained in April 2006 :dissertation title: “Identification of Staphylococcus aureus strains, isolated from patients with chronic furunculosis, with the use of modern diagnostic techniques, in search of targeted therapy and prophylaxis”

Assistant Professor obtained in April 2013

Professor title obtained in October 2019

Specialization in dermatology and venereology in November 2007

Certified trainer in hyaluronic acid and calcium hydroksylapatite injections since 2013

Key Opinion Leader at Croma Pharma since November 2018.


Socrates/Erasmus Scholarship at Lund University, Sweden, 01-01-2004 – 30-06-2004

Swedish Institute Scholarship at Lund University, Sweden, 01-07-2004 – 31-12-2004


– 2006 Travel Grant, awarded for the abstract by the Committee of the European Society for Dermatological research for the 35th Congress of this organisation in Tubingen in September 2005.

– 2006 IIIrd grade Rector’s Award for the PhD thesis: Identification of Staphylococcus aureus strains isolated from patients with chronic furunculosis with the use of modern diagnostic techniques, in search of targeted therapy and prophylaxis”.

– 2007 Prize at the International Youth Forum for the experimental work: „The influence of various factors on the antimicrobial activity of the human cathelicidin LL-37” at the international conference Youth forum of the Polish Dermatology Society, Lodz, 09-10.03.2007.

2007 La Fondation La Roche-Posay Laboratoire Pharmaceutique prize for the best scientific paper in clinical and experimental dermatology published in 2006: Barańska-Rybak W., Sonesson A., Nowicki R., Schmidtchen A. Glycosaminoglycans inhibit the antibacterial action of LL-37 in biological fluids. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy 2006;57:260-265 awarded in May 2007.

– 2009 Travel Grant awarded by the scientific committee of the 39th European Meeting of the Experimental Dermatology Society in Budapest in September 2009, for the presentation: „Are the superantigens producing Staphylococcus aureus strains more resistant to antimicrobial peptides?”.

– 2010 Dermatology knowledge contest: IInd place in the Polish Competition in Dermatology Knowledge “Under the hail of questions” Warsaw, 29.05.2010.

– 2010 Ist degree Rector’s prize for the scientific research in production and use of peptide antibiotics.

– 2010 American Dermatology Society grant for: „Activity of antimicrobial peptides and classic antibiotics against superantigen positive Staphylococcus aureus isolated from the patients with neoplastic and inflammatory erythrodermia” presented at the 69th Congress of American Dermatology Society 4-8.02.2011, New Orleans, Luisiana, USA.

– 2012 Ist degree Rector’s Award for the studies on the safety of antimicrobial peptides in HaCAT cell lines.

– 2013 IInd degree Rector’s Award for the cycle of papers on rare dermatological disorders

– 2013 IInd degree Rector’s Award for the epidemiological and molecular studies on Staphylococcus aureus strains responsible for skin infections in humans.

– 2013 Award for Organisational Achievement for the particular commitment to organizational activities for improving the quality of education

– 2014 Ist degree Rector’s Award for the preparation of didactic materials and commitment to the improvement of the educational standards

– 2016 IInd degree Rector’s Award for the preparation and publication of the book: “ABC of atopic dermatitis – questions and answers”

– 2016 IInd degree Rector’s Award for the studies on the biological activity and safety of antimicrobial peptides in an in vitro model

– 2017 Ist degree Rector’s Award for the textbook “Dermatology – selected clinical cases”

– 2017 Ist degree Rector’s Award for the textbook “ABC of psoriasis. Psoriasis in questions and answers”

Scientific projects completed before PostDoc:

1. Medical University of Gdańsk sponsored own research project 2006 – 2008: “The role of Staphylococcus aureus superantigens in development of erythrodermias in neoplastic (primary cutaneous T cell lymphomas) and inflammatory (atopic dermatitis) skin diseases, psoriasis and others) – and in years 2008-2011, project No N N402 195235 with the same title as main researcher , under supervision of Professor Jadwiga Roszkiewicz MD, PhD.

2. Independent research study: “Evaluation of activity and toxicity of the selected peptide antibiotics towards their use in staphylococcal skin infections” – No NN 405627838, years 2010-2012 – Project leader.

3. Project: “Are antimicrobial peptides effective for eradication of the staphylococcal biofilm?” No N N 405 6306 38 in years 2010-2012 – researcher.

4. Project: “The use of saliva peptide analogues in chewing gum” No N N 405 6252 38, in years 2010-2012 – researcher.

Scientific Projects after Post-Doc

  1. NCN-OPUS ( 2013/09/B/NZ7/00410 )”Functionalisation of the photoallergic compounds with the use of antimicrobial peptides, as the strategy for increasing photoinactivation of pathogenic microorganisms” in years 2013-2015; position in the project: main researcher

  2. NCN- OPUS (UMO-2013/11/B/ST5/02199) “Chemoenzymatic rearrangement of unsaturated carboxylic acids – study on mechanisms and use in synthesis”. Researcher in cooperation with Polish Science Academy in Warsaw.

  3. NCN – OPUS nr 2016/23/B/NZ7/02919 title:”The use of new analogues of endogenous peptides in the therapy of staphylococcal skin infections.” Duration of the project 06.09.2017-05.09.2020; position- researcher.

Clinical trials of phase II and III in psoriasis, acne, rosacea, atopic dermatitis , hidradenitis suppurativa, onychomycosis – the total nr of trials 30 in all as Sub-Investigator

Member of WFSBP Task Force on Mental Disorders in Primary Care and I have co-authored two papers, which are listed below:

1. Bandelow B., Sher L., Bunevicius R., Hollander E., Kasper S., Zohar J., Möller H.-J., [i in.], Barańska-Rybak W.: Guidelines for the pharmacological treatment of anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder in primary care. Int. J. Psychiatr. Clin. Pract., 2012, vol. 16, No 2, p. 77-84. Erratum in Int. J. Psychiatr. Clin. Pract., 2012, vol. 16, nr 3, s. 242.

2. Ihl R., Bunevcius R., Frölich L., Winblad B., Schneider L. S., Dubois B., Burns A., Thibaut F., Kasper S., Möller H.-J., [i in.], Barańska-Rybak W.: World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry guidelines for the pharmacological treatment of dementias in primary care. Int. J. Psychiatr. Clin. Pract., 2015, vol. 19, No 1, p. 2-7.

Member of Advisory boards in the following companies:

1. Galderma – consulting on the treatment of acne vulgaris and acne rosacea, participation in clinical trials on these disease, resulting in a multicentre publication: Taieb A., Khemis A., Ruzicka T., Barańska-Rybak W., Berth-Jones J., Schauber J., Briantais P., Jacovella J., Passeron T.: Maintenance of remission following successful treatment of papulopustular rosacea with ivermectin 1% cream vs. metronidazole 0.75% cream: 36-week extension of the ATTRACT randomizedstudy. J. Eur. Acad. Dermatol. Venereol., 2016, vol. 30, No 5, p. 829-836.; and two other publications which are currently being prepared.

2. L’oreal – consulting on the development of new emollient formulations, which may reduce colonisation with S. aureus in atopic dermatitis. In May 2018 a became an international expert introducing the CeraVe brand to the Polish market (dermocosmetics containing ceramides 1,3 and 6II in MVE technology, dedicated primarily to patients with AD)

I have been a lecturer at many conferences held in Poland, such as cyclical meetings of the Polish Dermatology Association, Polish Academy of Dermatology, Allergology and Venereology (which is a teaching conference for dermatologists studying towards consultancy level and for consultants), Academy of Dermatology and Allergology held for over 14 years in Słupsk/Ustka/Dolina Charlotty (I have participated in 14 seasons of this meetings, first, for several years as an organiser and lately as a member of scientific committee). I have also lectured at international conferences.

The presentations are rate the highest include: „Dermatitis artefacta– a longway from the first clinical symptoms to diagnosis” at EPS 2011 Montreal International Congress of Dermatology, 7-8.09.2011 Canada.

In 2014 I was a lecturer and chairman of the session of the 22nd European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology in Istanbul „Antimicrobial peptides in skin diseases: possibilities and limitations”.

In 2015. I was a lecturer and session chairperson of the 24 European Dermatology and Venerology Academy in Copenhagen: „Spectrum of Gram negative infection”.

In 2016 I was invited to give a lecture at 25 European Dermatology and Venerology Academy in Vienna “Systemic antibiotic therapy: Which one and when?”

In 2017r. I had a lecture at the American Dermatology Academy in San Diego: “Different faces of artificial dermatitis”

Chronic recurrent folliculitis of the trunk” 29th EADV Virtual Congress, 29.10.2020 – 31.10.2020 – lecturer

Aesthetic Medicine: trainer at hyaluronic acid and calcium hydroxylapatite injections at many workshops in small groups (6-8 doctors) and Polish Aesthetic Congresses and lecturer

Workshop at IMCAS Congress Paris 31 Jan – 02 Feb 2019 Optimize Your Results With A Combination Of Ha Fillers And Personalized Skincare – lecturer

Workshop and 2 lectures at Cosmetex , Sydney, Australia 04-06 Apr 2019- lecturer

Masterclass Workshop for Universkin in Nice, France 27 Apr 2019 – lecturer

Train the Trainer meeting for Croma Pharma in Nice, France 11 May 2019 – lecturer

The combination of hyaluronic acid fillers and personalized skincare as a perfect tool in aesthetic medicine” IMCAS, Paris, France, 29.01-01.02.2020-lecturer

Setting new trends in skin rejuvenation – the effect of PDRN and HA injectables reinforced by professional skincare follow up” AMWC Monte Carlo, Monaco, 16-18.09.2021 – lecturer

The total achievement considering my publications IF of 123.877; citation number according to Web of Science 385, h-index 12.

Additional skills:


English (advanced)

French (basic)

Driver’s licence (car)

IBM PC user

ESDR member since 2005

Polish Dermatological Society since 2002

Polish Alergological Society since 2003

European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology since 2003

European Society for Dermatology and Venereology since 2008

Polish Society for Aesthetic Dermatology since 2010

American Academy of Dermatology since 2018

Hobby: travels and dancing