Activities

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.
By:
  • 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].
By:
  • 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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Contact

Christiane Hilger

Ph.D.

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

Annette KUEHN

PhD

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