The identification, isolation and characterization of allergens is crucial for diagnosis and therapy of allergic disorders. The team focuses on the analysis of respiratory and food allergens from animal origin. A large panel of characterized fish and furry pet allergens became available during the past decade.

The use of single allergens in IgE-diagnosis allows to discriminate between a primary sensitization and cross-reactivity, a first step into personalized diagnosis and treatment. We are closely linked to the clinic through our partner, the National Service of Immuno-Allergology at CHL. The analysis of common allergen features helps to understand the allergic immune response and as a perspective, to develop strategies for patient immunotherapy.

Research projects

  • Analysis of respiratory allergens from small furry animals
  • Analysis of food allergens from fish and meat
  • Developing strategies for improved patient diagnosis, care and treatment

Featured Publications

Role and mechanism of Galactose-Alpha-1,3-Galactose in the elicitation of delayed anaphylactic reactions to red Meat.

  • Molecular and Translational Allergology
January 23, 2019
2019 Jan. Curr Allergy Asthma Rep.19(1):3.
  • Hilger C
  • Fischer J
  • Wolbing F
  • Biedermann T.

Drugs of porcine origin - A risk for patients with alpha-Gal syndrome?

  • Molecular and Translational Allergology
  • Allergy and Clinical Immunology
December 15, 2018
2018 Dec. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Swiontek K
  • Morisset M
  • Codreanu-Morel F
  • Fischer J
  • Mehlich J
  • Darsow U
  • Petitpain N
  • Biedermann T
  • Ollert M
  • Eberlein B
  • Hilger C.
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Christiane Hilger


29, rue Henri Koch
L-4354 Esch-sur-Alzette
Tel. : +352 26970-258

Annette KUEHN


29, rue Henri Koch
L-4354 Esch-Sur-Alzette
Tel. : +352 26 970 335