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Living with Vitiligo – We want a cure!

Your contribution will advance research, treatment and advocacy efforts led by the Global Vitiligo Foundation, an international group of researchers, physicians and advocates. Research leads to answers and treatments.

Patients need answers, support and resources like online and peer support groups. Those living with vitiligo are in need of your support. Every donation brings us one step closer to a cure. Your contribution will make a difference.


Committees and Board of Directors




Institute for Pigmentary Disorders

in Association with the University of Greifswald / Germany

Professor Karin U Schallreuter’ research

Biotechnikum Greifswald Walther-Rathenau-Str. 49a D-17489 Greifswald Germany


We need your help…

Vitiligo research in serious situation In order to continue our research on vitiligo we are calling for financial help. The Institute for Pigmentary Disorder in association with the Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald / Germany is a registered charity (registration number: Greifswald 0669) You can donate any amount to the following Bank account. For tax purposes a certificate can be provided.

Just remember, new knowledge might turn in your direct benefit.



Bank account details for donations: Account holder: Institute for Pigmentary Disorders e.V. Name of the bank: HypoVereinsbank Account number: 1982 5620 IBAN: DE 40 200 300 0000 1982 5620 BIC : HYVEDEMM300

Bank Details: Vitiligoforschung

Thank you in advance.


Research Areas:

The Clinical and Experimental Dermatology Group is involved in Basic and Applied Research in both Health and Disease, focusing on the following subjects:

Ø Oxidative stress, protein/peptide damage and repair mechanisms on the non-neuronal endocrine network in the human skin and its appendages

o Adrenergic/noradrenergic signal transduction

o Cholinergic signal transduction

o Steroid hormone signal transduction

o Melanocortins and signal transduction

o Regulation der aromatischen Aminosäuren Hydroxylasen

o Regulation der Pterine in der Haut

o Lipid Transport und Metabolismus

Ø Regulation of skin and hair pigmentation in health and disease

o Vitiligo

o Albinism

o Other pigmentary disorders

o Age related changes

Ø Photobiology in the human skin

Ø Psychodermatology

Ø Non-invasive Skin Imaging with FT-Raman Spectroscopy and Fluorescence Spectroscopy

Ø Structural computer simulation

Ø Treatment modalities and skin pharmacology



VR Foundation (Vitiligo Research Foundation)





Our work is entirely funded by private donations – we receive no money from government. Your money will help us continue funding research into vitiligo and supporting people affected by the condition. To donate, simply click on the button below. Your generosity will make an immediate difference in the fight against vitiligo.

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About us:




The Vitiligo Support International Inc. (VSI)





Our Mission

Vitiligo Support International Inc. (VSI) is a patient driven 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, committed to supporting those affected by vitiligo, raising awareness, promoting research, and discussing effective treatments until a cure is found.

Board of Directors