Division of
Medical Biotechnology
Department of Pathophysiology and Allergy Research

Awards 2015-2019

2019

Christoph Nagl received a travel grant for his presentation at the EAACi International Symposium on Molecular Allergology 2019 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands:

Nagl C, Bublin M, Caimmi D, Demoly P, Hoffmann-Sommergruber K:
Recombinant expression and physicochemical characterization of peamaclein (Pru p 7) and its application for component resolved diagnosis.
Poster presentation at the International Symposium on Molecular Allergology (EAACI-ISMA), November 28-30, 2019, Amsterdan, the Netherlands

At the Annual Congress of the European Academy of Allergy and Immunology in Lisbon, Portugal, Piotr Humeniuk, Tanja Kalic and Christoph Nagl received poster awards for their presentations:

Humeniuk P, Geiselhart S, Battin C, Webb T, Steinberger P, Paster W, Hoffmann-Sommergruber K:
A jurkat based NF?B-EGFP INKT reporter cell line to evaluate the interaction of food-derived lipids with INKT cell receptors.
Poster presentation at the EAACI Congress 2019, June 1-5, 1019, Lisbon, Portugal
Allergy 2019, 74 suppl. 106, 602. [Full Text]

Kalic T, Ellinger I, Kamath S, Palladino C, Mayr V, Ruethers T, Waltl E, Niederberger V, Radauer C, Hafner C, Lopata A, Bublin M, Breiteneder H:
Low molecular weight components from fish modify physical and immunological properties of the bronchial epithelium.
Poster discussion presentation at the EAACI Congress 2019, June 1-5, 2019, Lisbon, Portugal
Allergy 2019, 74 suppl. 106, 257-8. [Full Text]

Nagl C, Bublin M, Caimmi D, Demoly P, Hoffmann-Sommergruber K:
Peamaclein (Pru P 7): Recombinant expression, physicochemical characterization and its application for component resolved diagnosis.
Poster presentation at the EAACI Congress 2019, June 1-5, 1019, Lisbon, Portugal
Allergy 2019, 74 suppl. 106, 476. [Full Text]

On May 8, 2019, Paweł Dubiela, a former member of the Karin Hoffmann-Sommergruber group, has received the Best PhD Thesis award 2018 for his thesis entitled Refined analytical methods for improved component resolved diagnosis in food allergy during the XI Training Conference of the Polish Society of Allergology.

AT the 17th EAACI Immunology Winter School "Basic Immunology Research in Allergy and Clinical Immunology", which took place January 24-27, 2019 in Trysil, Norway, Stefanie Schmalz and Angelika Tscheppe received a poster award and a travel grant, respectively, for their presentations:

Schmalz S, Radauer C:
Structure based epitope grafting of the major birch pollen allergen, Bet v 1, as tool for exploring conformational IgE epitopes.
Poster presentation at the 17th EAACI Immunology Winter School "Basic Immunology Research in Allergy and Clinical Immunology", January 24-27, 2019, Trysil, Norway

Tscheppe A, Palmberger D, Radauer C, Van Rijt LS, Bublin M, Hafner C, Hemmer W, Mayr V, Palladino C, Logiantara A, Van Ree R, Grabherr R, Breiteneder H:
A new hypoallergenic Ara h 2 mutant for potential use in AIT - in vitro and in vivo studies.
Oral presentation at the 17th EAACI Immunology Winter School "Basic Immunology Research in Allergy and Clinical Immunology", January 24-27, 20219, Trysil, Norway

2018

At the 6th SFB F46 work in progress meeting in Ottenstein, Lower Austria, Piotr Humeniuk and Öykü Üzülmez were awarded for their poster presentations:

Humeniuk P, Geiselhart S, Battin C, Webb T, Steinberger P, Paster W, Hoffmann-Sommergruber K:
A Jurkat based NF?B-eGFP iNKT reporter cell line to evaluate the interaction of food-derived lipids with iNKT cell receptors.
Poster presentation at the 6th SFB F46 work in progress meeting, October 2123, 2018, Ottenstein, Austria

Üzülmez O, Mayr V, Tscheppe A, Palladino C, Lengger N, Breiteneder H:
Critical evaluation of the expression of major allergens Bet v 1 and Ara h 2 in Nicotiana benthamiana.
Poster presentation at the 6th SFB F46 work in progress meeting, October 21-23, 2018, Ottenstein, Austria

At the 9th Retreat of the Center for Pathophysiology, Infectiology and Immunology, Piotr Humeniuk and Angelika Tscheppe were awarded for their poster presentations:

Humeniuk P, Geiselhart S, Battin C, Webb T, Steinberger P, Paster W, Hoffmann-Sommergruber K:
A Jurkat based NF?B-eGFP iNKT reporter cell line to evaluate the interaction of food-derived lipids with iNKT cell receptors.
Poster presentation at the 9th Retreat of the Center for Pathophysiology, Infectiology and Immunology, September 17, 2018, Vienna, Austria

Tscheppe A, Palmberger D, Radauer C, Van Rijt LS, Bublin M, Hafner C, Hemmer W, Mayr V, Palladino C, Logiantara A, van Ree R, Grabherr R, Breiteneder H:
Contribution of conformational and linear IgE epitopes to Ara h 2-specific IgE-binding - in vitro and in vivo studies.
Poster presentation at the 9th Retreat of the Center for Pathophysiology, Infectiology and Immunology, September 17, 2018, Vienna, Austria

At the 14th YSA PhD Symposium of the Medical University of Vienna, Öykü Üzülmez received a poster award for her presentation

Üzülmez O, Mayr V, Tscheppe A, Palladino C, Breiteneder H:
Expression of Bet v 1 in Nicotiana benthamiana plants based on in-planta assembly of separate deconstructed TMV provector modules.
Poster presentation at the 14th YSA PhD Symposium, Medical University of Vienna, Austria, June 7-8, 2018.

At the Annual Meeting of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI), Angelika Tscheppe won a Junior Members Poster Award for her presentation:

Tscheppe A, Palmberger D, Radauer C, Van Rijt LS, Bublin M, Hafner C, Hemmer W, Mayr V, Palladino C, Logiantara A, van Ree R, Grabherr R, Breiteneder H:
Contribution of conformational and linear IgE epitopes to Ara h 2-specific IgE-binding - in vitro and in vivo studies.
Poster presentation at the 62nd EAACI congress, May 26-30, 2018, Munich, Germany

Pawel Dubiela received a poster award for his presentation at the EAACI Winter School on Basic Immunology Research in Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Dubiela P, Kabasser S, Smargiasso N, Geiselhart S, Bublin M, Hafner C, Mazzucchelli G, Hoffmann-Sommergruber K:
Jug r 6 but not Jug r 2 is the allergenic vicilin present in walnut kernels responsible for IgE cross-reactivities to other tree nuts and seeds.
Poster presentation at the 16th EAACI Immunology Winter School on Basic Immunology Research in Allergy and Clinical Immunology, January 25-28, 2018, Saas-Fee, Switzerland

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2017

At the annual meeting of the Austrian Society for Allergology and Immunology, Vanessa Mayr was granted a poter award for her presentation:

Mayr V, Bublin M, Nagl C, Breiteneder H:
Establishment of a new expression platform for plant allergens.
Poster presentation at the ÖGAI Annual Meeting, November 23-25, Vienna, Austria

Tanka Kalic was granted a poster award at the work in progress meeting of the Special Research Programm SFB-F46 Towards prevention and therapy of allergy for her presentation:

Kalic T, Ruethers T, Radauer C, Taki A, Linhart B, Swoboda I, Morel F, Hilger C, Hoffmann-Sommergruber K, Hafner C, Lopata A, Morisset M, Kuehn A, Breiteneder H:
Investigation of clinical and immunological reactivities of the major fish allergens parvalbumins.
Poster presentation at the 5th SFB F46 work in progress meeting, November 5-7, 2017, Ottenstein, Austria

Piotr Humeniuk reveived a travel grant from the Austrian Society for Allergology and Immuology for his presentation:

Humeniuk P, Paster W, Geiselhart S, Webb T, Steinberger P, Hoffmann-Sommergruber K:
A Jurkat based NFkB-EGFP iNKT reporter cell line to evaluate the interaction of food-derived lipids with iNKT cells receptors.
Poster presentation at the 10th International CD1-MR1 Workshop, November 3-7, 2017, Napa, CA, USA

At the 3rd Conference of the ImpARAS COST Action in Helsingor, Denmark, Tanja Kalic received a presentation award for her talk:

Kalic T, Ruethers T, Radauer C, Taki A, Linhart B, Swoboda I, Morel F, Hilger C, Hoffmann-Sommergruber K, Hafner C, Lopata A, Morisset M, Kuehn A, Breiteneder H:
Investigation of clinical and immunological reactivities of the major fish allergens parvalbumins.
Oral flash presentation at the 3rd ImpARAS Conference, October 10-12, 2017, Helsingor, Denmark

Pawel Dubiela received a travel grant from the Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies (FOCIS) to attend the FOCIS European Advanced Course in Basic and Clinical Immunology, October 16-18, 2017, Prague, Czech Republic.

Pawel Dubiela was granted a Scientific & Technological Cooperation scholarship from the OeAD to do a scientific internship at the University of Belgrade in September 2017.

At the annual meeting of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI), two PhD students from the Division of Medical Biotechnology gave award winning presentations. Pawel Dubiela received travel grants from the Austrian Society for Allergology and Immunology (ÖGAI) and the Students' Union of the Medical University of Vienna, Chiara Palladino received a travel grant from the ÖGAI and a poster award from the EAACI. The awarded presentations were:

Dubiela P, Kabasser S, Geiselhart S, Bublin M, Mazzucchelli G, Hoffmann-Sommergruber K:
Purification and characterization of a novel allergenic walnut vicilin-like protein.
Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, June 17-21, 2017, Helsinki, Finnland

Palladino C, Kalic T, Ellinger I, Waltl E, Mayr V, Niederberger V, Palomares O, Breiteneder H:
Peanut allergens Ara h 1 and Ara h 2 and peanut lipids impact on barrier function of human airways epithelial cells.
Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, June 17-21, 2017, Helsinki, Finnland

At the PhD symposium of the Young Scientists Association (YSA) of the Medical University of Vienna, Pawel Dubiela received a poster award for his presentation:

Dubiela P, Aina R, Humeniuk P, Geiselhart S, Bublin M, Polak D, Cantini F, Borowski T, Bohle B, Alessandri S, Hoffmann-Sommergruber K:
Impact of free fatty acids binding on the tertiary structure and allergenic activity of the major peach allergen Pru p 3.
Poster presentation at the 13th YSA PhD Symposium, June 8-9, 2017, Medical University of Vienna, Austria

Angelika Tscheppe was granted a Short Term Scientific Mission scholarship by the ImpARAS COST Action for a research stay at the Department of Experimental Immunology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands from June to September 2017.

Chiara Palladino received a travel grant from the European Federation of Immunological Societies (EFIS) for her presentation:

Palladino C, Kalic T, Ellinger I, Waltl E, Niederberger V, Palomares O, Breiteneder H:
Peanut major allergens and peanut lipids impact on barrier function of human airways epithelial cells.
Poster presentation at the 12th ENII EFIS EJI Summer School on Advanced Immunology, May 6-13, 2017, Porto Cervo, Sardinia, Italy

Angelika Tscheppe was awarded a travel grant by the Austrian Society for Allergology and Immunology for her presentation:

Tscheppe A, Palmberger D, Radauer C, Bublin M, Hafner C, Hemmer W, Mayr V, Palladino C, Gepp B, Lengger N, Grabherr R, Breiteneder H:
Influence of conformational and linear IgE epitopes on Ara h 2-specific IgE binding.
Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) March 3-6, 2017, Atlanta, GA, USA

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2016

At the EAACI Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Meeting in Rome, Italy, Paweł Dubiela received a poster award for his presentation:

Dubiela P, Humeniuk P, Pfeifer S, Bublin M, Cantini F, Borowski T, Alessandri S, Hoffmann-Sommergruber K:
Influence of binding of free fatty acids to nsLTP on their tertiary structure and allergenic activity.
Poster presentation at the EAACI Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Meeting, October 13-15, 2016, Rome, Italy

Angelika Tscheppe received an EFIS-EJI travel grant for her presentation at the International Congress of Immunology in Melbourne, Australia:

Tscheppe A, Palmberger D, Bublin M, Radauer C, Palladino C, Gepp B, Lengger N, Grabherr R, Breiteneder H:
Production of a recombinant hypoallergenic variant of the major peanut allergen Ara h 2 for allergen-specific immunotherapy.
Oral presentation at the 16th International Congress of Immunology, August 21-26, 2016, Melbourne, Australia

Paweł Dubiela received a travel grant from the Students Association of the Medical University of Vienna for his presentation at the FASEB meeting IgE and Allergy, 50 Years & Onward:

Dubiela P, Offermann LR, Bublin M, Perdue MP, Pfeifer S, Borowski T, Chruszcz M, Hoffmann-Sommergruber K:
Structural and functional characterization of the hazelnut allergen Cor a 8.
Poster presentation at the FASEB meeting IgE and Allergy, 50 Years & Onward, July 24-29, 2016, West Palm Beach, FL, USA

Left: Tanja Kalic with her awarded poster; right: Paweł Dubiela with two other poster award winners from the Department of Pathophysiology and Allergen Research: Gabriela Sanchez-Acosta and Caterina Vizzardell.

At the EAACI Congress 2016, which took place from June 11 to 15, 2016 in Vienna, Paweł Dubiela and Tanja Kalic won poster awards for their presentations:

Dubiela P, Humeniuk P, Pfeifer S, Bublin M, Cantini F, Borowski T, Alessandri S, Hoffmann-Sommergruber K:
Specificity of non specific lipid transfer proteins and influence of the ligands on their three dimensional structure.
Poster presentation at the EAACI Congress 2016, June 11-15, 2016, Vienna, Austria

Kalic T, Ellinger I, Gepp B, Radauer C, Niederberger V, Waltl E, Breiteneder H:
The major cod allergen Gad m 1 and the codfish food matrix interact with bronchial epithelial cells and modulate expression of cytokines.
Poster presentation at the EAACI Congress 2016, June 11-15, 2016, Vienna, Austria

Angelika Tscheppe received a poster award at the 14th EAACI Immunology Winter School for her presentation:

Tscheppe A, Palmberger D, Bublin M, Radauer C, Palladino C, Gepp B, Lengger N, Grabherr R, Breiteneder H:
Production of a recombinant hypoallergenic variant of the major peanut allergen Ara h 2 in the baculovirus insect cell system.
Poster presenstation at the 14th EAACI Immunology Winter School, February 4-7, 2016, Pocol, Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy

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2015

Winfrid Pickl (left) and Rudolf Vanlenta (right), members of the local organizing committee, with some of the award winners at the ÖGAI Symposium 2015.

Barbara Gepp received a poster award at the symposium 50 Years of B Lymphocytes of the Austrian Society for Allergology and Immunology in Vienna for her presentation:

Gepp B, Lengger N, Kitzmüller C, Radauer C, Bohle B, Breiteneder H:
A chimeric protein containing the C-terminus of Bet v 1 is a potent inducer of basophil degranulation.
Poster presentation at the ÖGAI Symposium: 50 Years of B Lymphocytes, December 11-12, 2015, Vienna, Austria

At the International Symposium of Molecular Allergology which took plaxe from November 19th to 21st in Lisbon, Portugal, several members of our division received avards for their presentations:

Paweł Dubiela received a poster award for his presentation

Dubiela P, Humeniuk P, Pfeifer S, Bublin M, Borowski T, Hoffmann-Sommergruber K:
Specificity of non-specific lipid transfer proteins and influence of the ligands on their three-dimensional structure.
Poster presentation at the International Symposium on Molecular Allergology, November 19-21, 2015, Lisbon, Portugal.

Barbara Gepp received a travel grant for her presentation

Gepp B, Lengger N, Möbs C, Pfützner W, Radauer C, Bohle B, Breiteneder H:
Longitudial analysis of Bet v 1-specific epitope repertoires during birch pollen immunotherpay.
Oral presentation at the International Symposium on Molecular Allergology, November 19-21, 2015, Lisbon, Portugal.

Angelika Tscheppe received a travel grant for her presentation

Tscheppe A, Palmberger D, Bublin M, Radauer C, Palladino C, Gepp B, Lengger N, Grabherr R, Breiteneder H:
Production of a recombinant hypoallergenic variant of the major peanut allergen Ara h 2 for allergen-specific immunotherapy.
Poster presentation at the International Symposium on Molecular Allergology, November 19-21, 2015, Lisbon, Portugal.

Award winners from the Depatment of Pathophysiology and Allergy Research at the EAACI Congress 2015: Judit Fazekas, Nora Zulehner, Lukas Einhorn, Stefanie Wagner, and Barbara Gepp

At the 2015 EAACI Annual Congress in Barcelona, Barbara Gepp received a Best Oral Presentation Award for her presentation:

Gepp B, Lengger N, Kitzmüller C, Radauer C, Bohle B, Breiteneder H:
Basophil activation tests reveal that the C-terminus of Bet v 1 contains important IgE binding epitopes.
Oral Presentation at the EAACI Annual Congress, une 6-10, 2015, Barcelona, Spain.

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