Chemokines; Clinical virology ; Serology
Serology plays an essential role in the diagnosis of diverse viral diseases. The aim of my research is to evaluate the diagnostic abilities of comprehensive serological assays (avidity assays, epitope type specificity tests, immunoblots) in clinical virology and to investigate whether T-cell associated chemokines may serve as clinical markers to evaluate the stage, course and severity of different virus infections.
A specific aim of my current research is to assess and evaluate antibody assays in SARS-CoV-2, Parvovirus B19 and Measles virus infections.
Techniques, methods & infrastructure
- Quantitative ELISAs and CLIAs
- Epitope-Type-Specifity (ETS) Assays
- IgG-avidity assays
- Diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 infections and assessment of seroprevalence using antibody assays with the highest performance (2020)
Source of Funding: Medical Scientific Fund of the Mayor of the City of Vienna, CoVID19 Research
- Orth-Höller, D. et al., 2020. Kinetics of SARS-CoV-2 specific antibodies (IgM, IgA, IgG) in non-hospitalized patients four months following infection. Journal of Infection. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jinf.2020.09.015.
- Traugott, M.T. et al., 2020. Diagnosis of COVID-19 using multiple antibody assays in two cases with negative PCR results from nasopharyngeal swabs. Infection. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s15010-020-01497-2.
- Traugott, M. et al., 2020. Performance of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Antibody Assays in Different Stages of Infection: Comparison of Commercial Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assays and Rapid Tests. The Journal of Infectious Diseases, 222(3), pp.362–366. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jiaa305.
- Semmler, G. et al., 2020. Elevated CXCL10 Serum Levels in Measles Virus Primary Infection and Reinfection Correlate With the Serological Stage and Hospitalization Status. The Journal of Infectious Diseases. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jiaa326.
- Weseslindtner, L. et al., 2020. Longitudinal assessment of the CXCL10 blood and urine concentration in kidney transplant recipients with BK polyomavirus replication—a retrospective study. Transplant International, 33(5), pp.555–566. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tri.13584.