Study for people aged 18-65, living with psoriasis, eczema or ichthyosis vulgaris

Are you aged 18-65 and living with psoriasis, eczema or ichthyosis vulgaris?

You may be eligible to participate in a study to investigate the role of neutrophil proteases as global regulators of IL-1 family cytokine activity in skin disorders.


The NEUTROPRO study is a research study being carried out by Professor Irvine (Dermatology – St James Hospital) and Professor Martin (Genetics – Trinity College Dublin) to investigate markers of inflammation in the skin disorders psoriasis, eczema and ichthyosis.

How to get involved

The researchers are asking for participants to attend St James Hospital, Dublin for a 15-minute appointment, where a small skin sample will be taken from your arm, using a painless technique called ‘tape stripping’. This is like a small disc of sellotape that will peel off a tiny layer of skin and then experiments will be done on the skin to hopefully develop new treatments for these diseases in the future!

To speak to a member of the research team and to sign up for the study, please use the contact details below and provide your name and phone number:


Phone: Clinical Research Facility, St James Hospital: 01-410-3900

Your contribution would be valued and much appreciated.

Ethical approval for this study was granted by the Research Ethics Committee St James/Tallaght University Hospital and all data will be strictly confidential in line with GDPR guidelines.

If you need guidance or support about managing a skin disorder, contact the ISF Ask-a- Nurse Helpline for free assistance and information.