Board member

“The research institutes in Davos are pearls. I hope that the institutes will expand their cooperation, thus linking the individual pearls to create an effective pearl chain.”

Cezmi Akdis has been Director of the Swiss Institute for Allergy and Asthma Research (SIAF) since 2006, and CK CARE AG since 2009, both in Davos.
After medical studies at the University of Bursa, Turkey, he specialized in the field of infectious diseases in 1991, and also in immunology in 1994. With his scholarships in Basel (1993 Ciba Geigy, Basel) and Davos (1994 SIAF), his professional career led him into research. In 2002, he received the Venia Legendi from the University of Zurich, where he became a professor at the Faculty of Medicine in 2006. Professor Akdis is the author of numerous publications. He is a co-editor of the “Journal of Allergy Clinical Immunology” and a member of the editorial board of other international specialist journals.

Cezmi Akdis is the founder and organizer of several international congresses, including the “World Immune Regulation Meeting” and the “EAACI-Davos meeting”, both in Davos. He is also active as a scientific expert for many journals and foundations and is a member of several specialist committees. Professor Akdis has been awarded numerous international prizes for his work.
You can find the full CV on the website of CK CARE AG (

Prof. Dr. med. Cezmi A. Akdis
Director Swiss Institute of Allergy and Asthma Research (SIAF)
Obere Strasse 22
7270 Davos Platz