PhD Thesis Award for Nazanin Najafi, PhD, from the Dr. Maria Schaumayer Stiftung
Nazanin Najafi, a former member from the research group of Sabine Flicker has received a PhD thesis award for her PhD thesis: "Molecular determinantes for IgE-dependent effector cell activation" from the Dr. Maria Schaumayer Stiftung on March 6, 2020.
Nazanin´s PhD thesis was focused on the allergenicity of birch and grass pollen allergens and their molecular interactions with effector cell-bound IgE antibody. Nazanin showed in her dissertation that molecular aggregation can induce changes in the conformation of allergens and lead to the reduction of allergenic activity. This mechanism may be important for modifying allergens to exhibit reduced side effects when used for allergen-specific immunotherapy.
Congratulations to our awardee!
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