Professor of Pathophysiology and Allergy Research
Division of Medical Biotechnology
Department of Pathophysiology & Allergy Research
Center for Pathophysiology, Infectiology and Immunology
Währinger Gürtel 18-20, 1090 Vienna, Austria
Phone: +43 (0)1 40400 - 51020
FAX: +43 (0)1 40400 - 51300
Interaction of allergens with the innate immune system, tumor immunology, traditional Chinese herbal medicines.
Molecular mechanisms of immune cell development and function
We are highly interested in dissecting the interactions of allergens and their ligands with epithelial and dendritic cells.
In this context we study the molecular properties of an array of allergenic proteins and their sensitizing and symptom inducing capacities.
We also focus on the clinical consequences of immunoglobulin E cross-reactivity in order to develop new reagents for diagnosis and treatment of allergy.
Within the field of tumor immunology, we focus on experimental therapeutic strategies involving combinations of mimotope-induced monoclonal antibodies and established chemotherapeutic agents.
We are also involved in a cooperation for the development of an infrared sensor technology to distinguish between normal tissue and melanoma cells.
Our research on traditional Chinese herbal medicine aims to evaluate the mode of action of traditional herbal remedies using in vitro methods and animal models.
More information about the various research projects can be found <here>