Priority Research Area Asthma and Allergy
Clinical and Molecular Allergology
Mission Projects Funding Techniques Publications Staff
Allergy Outpatient Clinic, Medical Clinic, Research Center Borstel, Head.
We are primarily devoted to identify allergenic (glyco-/lipo-) proteins in allergen sources, to isolate and structurally characterize them. These well-characterized molecules are used to improve allergy diagnostic tests, a prerequisite for patient-tailored diagnostics, and as tools for investigating the influence of allergen structures on allergy / asthma development and on the severity and organ-manifestations of allergic symptoms. In the course of the projects, marker allergens will be identified that will allow to determine the individual risk of patients a.) to develop allergy and/or asthma, and b) in the case of already existing allergy to predict the severity of a reaction and/or the exacerbation of a pre-existing bronchial asthma.