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

A novel method for quantifying ingested food allergens in human sera.

  • Molecular and Translational Allergology
  • Allergy and Clinical Immunology
May 15, 2021
2021 May. Clin Exp Allergy. Online ahead of print.
  • Stahl Skov P
  • Eller E
  • Knudsen NP
  • Schaeffer Senders A
  • Baumann K
  • Klueber J
  • Kuehn A
  • Ollert M
  • Bindslev-Jensen C.

Metabolic plasticity of gilthead seabream under different stressors: Analysis of the stress responsive hepatic proteome and gene expression.

  • Molecular and Translational Allergology
  • Quantitative Biology Unit
May 05, 2021
2021 May. Front Mar Sci.8(469).
  • Raposo de Magalhães C
  • Schrama D
  • Nakharuthai C
  • Boonanuntanasarn S
  • Revets D
  • Planchon S
  • Kuehn A
  • Cerqueira M
  • Carrilho R
  • Farinha AP
  • Rodrigues PM.
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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