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

Immunological outcomes of allergen-specific immunotherapy in food allergy.

  • Molecular and Translational Allergology
November 03, 2020
2020 Nov. Front Immunol.11:568598.
  • Schoos A-MM
  • Bullens D
  • Chawes BL
  • Costa J
  • De Vlieger L
  • Dunngalvin A
  • Epstein MM
  • Garssen J
  • Hilger C
  • Knipping K
  • Kuehn A
  • Mijakoski D
  • Munblit D
  • Nekliudov NA
  • Ozdemir C
  • Patient K
  • Peroni D
  • Stoleski S
  • Stylianou E
  • Tukalj M
  • Verhoeckx K
  • Zidarn M
  • van de Veen W
  • Core Outcome Measures for Food Allergy (COMFA) consortium.

The history of carbohydrates in type I allergy.

  • Molecular and Translational Allergology
October 09, 2020
2020 Oct. Front Immunol.11:586924.
  • Hils M
  • Wölbing F
  • Hilger C
  • Fischer J
  • Hoffard N
  • Biedermann T.
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Christiane Hilger


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

Annette KUEHN


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