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

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.
By:
  • Swiontek K
  • Morisset M
  • Codreanu-Morel F
  • Fischer J
  • Mehlich J
  • Darsow U
  • Petitpain N
  • Biedermann T
  • Ollert M
  • Eberlein B
  • Hilger C.

Patients allergic to fish tolerate ray based on the low allergenicity of Its parvalbumin.

  • Molecular and Translational Allergology
  • Allergy and Clinical Immunology
February 01, 2019
2019 Feb. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract.7(2):500-508 e11. Epub 2018 Nov 22.
By:
  • Kalic T
  • Morel-Codreanu F
  • Radauer C
  • Ruethers T
  • Taki AC
  • Swoboda I
  • Hilger C
  • Hoffmann-Sommergruber K
  • Ollert M
  • Hafner C
  • Lopata AL
  • Morisset M
  • Breiteneder H
  • Kuehn A.
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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