The identification, isolation and characterization of allergens is crucial for diagnosis and therapy of allergic disorders. The team focuses on the analysis of respiratory and food allergens from animal origin. A large panel of characterized fish and furry pet allergens became available during the past decade.

The use of single allergens in IgE-diagnosis allows to discriminate between a primary sensitization and cross-reactivity, a first step into personalized diagnosis and treatment. We are closely linked to the clinic through our partner, the National Service of Immuno-Allergology at CHL. The analysis of common allergen features helps to understand the allergic immune response and as a perspective, to develop strategies for patient immunotherapy.

Research projects

  • Analysis of respiratory allergens from small furry animals
  • Analysis of food allergens from fish and meat
  • Developing strategies for improved patient diagnosis, care and treatment

Featured Publications

Intestinal mucus barrier: a missing piece of the puzzle in food allergy.

  • Eco-Immunology and Microbiome
  • Molecular and Translational Allergology
  • Allergy and Clinical Immunology
November 19, 2021
2021 Nov. Trends Mol Med. Online ahead of print.
  • Parrish A
  • Boudaud M
  • Kuehn A
  • Ollert M
  • Desai MS.

Effect of creatine and EDTA supplemented diets on European seabass (Dicentrarchus labrax) allergenicity, fish muscle quality and omics fingerprint.

  • Molecular and Translational Allergology
  • Platform National Cytometry
November 16, 2021
2021 Nov. Comp Biochem Physiol Part D Genomics Proteomics.41:100941. Online ahead of print.
  • Schrama D
  • Raposo de Magalhaes C
  • Cerqueira M
  • Carrilho R
  • Farinha AP
  • Rosa da Costa AM
  • Goncalves A
  • Kuehn A
  • Revets D
  • Planchon S
  • Engrola S
  • Rodrigues PM.
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Christiane Hilger


29, rue Henri Koch
Tel. : +352 26970-258

Annette KUEHN


29, rue Henri Koch
L-4354 Esch-Sur-Alzette
Tel. : +352 26 970 335