Zentrum Allergie und Umwelt
Julia Esser-von Bieren (see research portrait) and Caspar Ohnmacht (see research potrait) will participate in the new DFG research unit “Tissue Type 2 Responses: Mechanisms of Induction and Regulation” (link to article)
Macrophages are key cells of the innate immune response against infections, but their roles in allergy and other type 2 inflammatory diseases are poorly understood. With her research team, Julia Esser-von Bieren wants to shed new light on how macrophages are reprogrammed during allergic...
Honeybee stings are potentially life-threatening for venom-allergic individuals. Allergen-specific immunotherapy is the only curative therapy to treat venom allergy. However, sensitization profiles of patients to major allergens differ essentially and therapeutic extracts, used to treat honeybee...
EAACI Congress 2017, HelsinkiMaximilian Schiener, Ph.D. student in the group of PD Dr. Simon Blank (“Molecular and Translational Allergology”) at the Institute of Allergy Research, received an EAACI Congress Scholarship to attend the EAACI Congress 2017 held in Helsinki, Finland from 17-21 June...
The active substance Tofacitinib facilitates hyposensitization in the treatment of allergic asthma. This discovery was made by scientists at the Center of Allergy and Environment (ZAUM), a joint research institution of the Helmholtz Zentrum München and the Technical University of Munich (TUM). The...
The Center of Allergy and Environment (ZAUM), which is located in Munich, is a hybrid institute equally funded by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Helmholtz Zentrum München (HMGU). The working groups of the ZAUM are either located in the heart of Munich at the Biederstein Campus in Schwabing or at the Helmholtz Campus in Neuherberg.The aims of the ZAUM are to promote research on allergic diseases to gain mechanistic insights into the disease and to push therapeutic developments in order to provide better patient care or even be able to prevent the onset of allergic diseases. Learn more about ZAUM and our research groups.
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Carsten B. Schmidt-Weber
Chair for Molecular Allergology (Klinikum rechts der Isar)
Director of the Institute of Allergy research (IAF; Helmholtz Zentrum München)