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

[Assessment of the effects of work-related allergy to seafood on the reduction of earning capacity in the context of BK].

  • Molecular and Translational Allergology
September 17, 2020
2020 Sep. Derm Beruf Umwelt.68(3):113-125.
  • Dickel H
  • Kuehn A
  • Dickel B
  • Bauer A
  • Becker D
  • Fartasch M
  • Häberle M
  • John SM
  • Mahler V
  • Skudlik C
  • Weisshaar E
  • Werfel T
  • Geier J
  • Diepgen TL.

Are physicochemical properties shaping the allergenic potency of plant allergens?

  • Molecular and Translational Allergology
September 02, 2020
2020 Sep. Clin Rev Allergy Immunol. Online ahead of print.
  • Costa J
  • Bavaro SL
  • Benedé S
  • Diaz-Perales A
  • Bueno-Diaz C
  • Gelencser E
  • Klueber J
  • Larré C
  • Lozano-Ojalvo D
  • Lupi R
  • Mafra I
  • Mazzucchelli G
  • Molina E
  • Monaci L
  • Martín-Pedraza L
  • Piras C
  • Rodrigues PM
  • Roncada P
  • Schrama D
  • Cirkovic-Velickovic T
  • Verhoeckx K
  • Villa C
  • Kuehn A
  • Hoffmann-Sommergruber K
  • Holzhauser T.
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Christiane Hilger


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Annette KUEHN


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Tel. : +352 26 970 335