The work of the Allergy and Clinical Immunology group has its focus on the common pathways leading to activation of immune reactions and induction of immune tolerance in various diseases, with special attention on IgE-mediated allergies.

Our goals are to identify and characterize novel insect venom allergens (in collaboration with Helmholtz Center, Munich) and to perform clinical-translational studies on anaphylaxis to various allergens (in collaboration with Odense Research Centre in Anaphylaxis/ORCA, University of Southern Denmark), but also on tolerance responses developing in patients undergoing allergen-specific immunotherapy (in collaboration with Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg/CHL, Luxembourg). New targets for immune interventions and biomarkers for precision medicine will be developed and tested in pre-clinical models.

State-of-the-art techniques such as proteomics, CyTOF or gene network analysis are at our disposal to perform the studies.

Research projects

  • Molecular and clinical-translational studies on anaphylaxis (peanut, insect venom, wheat and fish).
  • Clinical-translational studies in patient cohorts with allergen-specific immunotherapy to insect venom, peanut and grass or birch pollen.
  • Assessment of novel targets for immunotherapy and experimental validation in murine models of allergy and immunotherapy.
  • Identification of biomarkers predicting the risk and the outcome of allergic disease and allergen-specific immunotherapy.

Featured Publications

The atypical chemokine receptor ACKR3/CXCR7 is a broad-spectrum scavenger for opioid peptides.

  • Immuno-Pharmacology and Interactomics
  • Immune Endocrine and Epigenetics
  • Transversal Translational Medicine
  • Allergy and Clinical Immunology
June 19, 2020
2020 Jun. Nat Commun.11(1):3033.
  • Meyrath M
  • Szpakowska M
  • Zeiner J
  • Massotte L
  • Merz MP
  • Benkel T
  • Simon K
  • Ohnmacht J
  • Turner JD
  • Kruger R
  • Seutin V
  • Ollert M
  • Kostenis E
  • Chevigne A.

COVID-19 pandemic: Practical considerations on the organization of an allergy clinic - an EAACI/ARIA Position Paper.

  • Allergy and Clinical Immunology
June 12, 2020
2020 Jun. Allergy. Online ahead of print.
  • Pfaar O
  • Klimek L
  • Jutel M
  • Akdis CA
  • Bousquet J
  • Breiteneder H
  • Chinthrajah S
  • Diamant Z
  • Eiwegger T
  • Fokkens WJ
  • Fritsch HW
  • Nadeau KC
  • O'Hehir RE
  • O'Mahony L
  • Rief W
  • Sampath V
  • Schedlowski M
  • Torres M
  • Traidl-Hoffmann C
  • Wang DY
  • Zhang L
  • Bonini M
  • Brehler R
  • Brough HA
  • Chivato T
  • Del Giacco S
  • Dramburg S
  • Gawlik R
  • Gelincik A
  • Hoffmann-Sommergruber K
  • Hox V
  • Knol E
  • Lauerma A
  • Matricardi PM
  • Mortz CG
  • Ollert M
  • Palomares O
  • Riggioni C
  • Schwarze J
  • Skypala I
  • Untersmayr S
  • Walusiak-Skorupa J
  • Ansotegui I
  • Bachert C
  • Bedbrook A
  • Bosnic-Anticevich S
  • Brussino L
  • Canonica GW
  • Cardona V
  • Carreiro-Martins P
  • Cruz AA
  • Czarlewski W
  • Fonseca JA
  • Gotua M
  • Haatela T
  • Ivancevich JC
  • Kuna P
  • Kvedariene V
  • Larenas-Linnemann D
  • Latiff A
  • Morais-Almeida M
  • Mullol J
  • Naclerio R
  • Ohta K
  • Okamoto Y
  • Onorato GL
  • Papadopoulos NG
  • Patella V
  • Regateiro FS
  • Samolinski B
  • Suppli Ulrik C
  • Toppila-Salmi S
  • Valiulis A
  • Ventura MT
  • Yorgancioglu A
  • Zuberbier T
  • Agache I.
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Markus Ollert


29, rue Henri Koch
L-4354 Esch-sur-Alzette
Tel. : +352 26970-829