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

Keeping allergen names Clear and defined.

  • Molecular and Translational Allergology
October 21, 2019
2019 Oct. Front Immunol.10:2600. Accepted.
  • Chan SK
  • Pomes A
  • Hilger C
  • Davies JM
  • Mueller GA
  • Kuehn A
  • Lopata AL
  • Gadermaier G
  • Van Hage M
  • Raulf M.

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

  • Molecular and Translational Allergology
  • Allergy and Clinical Immunology
May 01, 2019
2019 May. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract.7(5):1687-1690 e3. Epub 2018 Dec 15.
  • 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


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Annette KUEHN


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