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

Multiplex-RT-PCR-ELISA panel for detecting mosquito-borne pathogens: Plasmodium sp. preserved and eluted from dried blood spots on sample cards.

  • Molecular and Translational Allergology
February 01, 2021
2021 Feb. Malar J.20(1):66.
  • Koliopoulos P
  • Kayange NM
  • Daniel T
  • Huth F
  • Grondahl B
  • Medina-Montano GC
  • Pretsch L
  • Kluber J
  • Schmidt C
  • Zuchner A
  • Ulbert S
  • Mshana SE
  • Addo M
  • Gehring S.

IgE-Mediated peanut allergy: Current and novel predictive biomarkers for clinical phenotypes using multi-omics approaches.

  • Molecular and Translational Allergology
January 28, 2021
2021 Jan. Front Immunol.11(3653):594350.
  • Czolk R
  • Klueber J
  • Sorensen M
  • Wilmes P
  • Codreanu-Morel F
  • Skov PS
  • Hilger C
  • Bindslev-Jensen C
  • Ollert M
  • Kuehn A.
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Christiane Hilger


29, rue Henri Koch
Tel. : +352 26970-258

Annette KUEHN


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