Professori Ranki was nominated as Professor and Chairman at the University of Helsinki, Finland in 1997, and retired from this position in the end of 2022. Professor Ranki’s academic journey was marked by excellence from its very beginning. Before taking up the professor position in Helsinki, Annamari Ranki also made significant contributions as a professor and chief physician at the Dermatology Departments of University of Oulu and the University of Tampere, both in Finland. At EADV she served as board representative for Finland 2013-19, and as member of Scientific Programming Committee and was given the 2023 EADV Award for Scientific Achievement.
We extend our deepest gratitude to Professor Ranki for her extraordinary life and contributions to the field whilst our thoughts are with her family.