What we do

In the Molecular Allergology group we are aiming to unravel the molecular basis of allergic diseases, antigen presentation, immunotherapies, immunotolerance and tolerance breakage with a combination of functional genomics techniques, including proteomics, peptidomics and immunopeptidomics. With proteomics we also aim at identifying cellular proteotypes associated with immune system regulation, and to identify allergens in various food samples. The acquired large-scale molecular data are analysed with the aim to identify molecular markers with which risk factors, different disease phenotypes, their underlying pathogenic mechanisms, and different patient response groups can be distinguished.

Find out about the Group’s activities

Main publication 2020

  • Krauss J et al.
    Epichloë Endophyte Infection Rates and Alkaloid Content in Commercially Available Grass Seed Mixtures in Europe
    Microorganisms, 10.3390/microorganisms8040498
  • Cevhertas L et al.
    Advances and recent developments in asthma in 2020
    Allergy, 10.1111/all.14607

Members

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Katja Bärenfaller
Molecular Allergology Group
SIAF (University of Zurich), Davos
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Domain(s) of activity:

  • Proteins and proteomes
  • Systems biology
  • Biomarkers
  • Functional genomics
  • Gene regulation
  • Immunology
  • Peptidomics
  • Proteomics

Domain(s) of application:

  • Medicine and health

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