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

Immunological outcomes of allergen-specific immunotherapy in food allergy.

  • Molecular and Translational Allergology
November 03, 2020
2020 Nov. Front Immunol.11:568598.
By:
  • 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.
By:
  • Hils M
  • Wölbing F
  • Hilger C
  • Fischer J
  • Hoffard N
  • Biedermann T.
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Contacts

Christiane Hilger

Ph.D.

29, rue Henri Koch
L-4354Esch-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