Sucsessful EAACI congress for CAI Members - Congratulation to all Poster Prize Winners

The Poster Proize Winners are:

  • Julia Schilling, HMGU/ZAUM "E1- and E2 epithelial cell models for allergy research"
  • Sabina Illing HMGU  "Farming, cytokines, 17q21 and wheeze in the first year of life"
  • Joana Candeias, ZAUM/HMGU  "Allergic sensitizations in 5-6 year old rural vs. urban children in Germany"
  • Manja Jargosch, ZAUM/HMGU  "Necroptosis as special type of cell death in inflammatory skin diseases IAF Helmholtz"
  • Paul Schmidle, TUM Biederstein clinic for Dermatogoly and Allergology "Recall urticaria in two young patients with alpha-gal-syndrome after tick bites"
  • Larissa Lewitan, ZAUM/HMGU "Induced sputum transcriptome reveals biomarker pattern in patients with allergic rhinitis and asthma"
  • Alexander Heldner, ZAUM/HMGU "Influence of synbiotics on the t cell response of grass pollen-allergic individuals in vitro"
  • Chari Jirmo ZAUM, ZAUM/HMGU & TUM ENT Clinic "Impaired conventional dendritic cell migration in absence of IL-17 in a model of experimental allergic asthma correlates with attenuated airway hyperresponsiveness and airway inflammation"
  • Tilo Biedermann, TUM Biederstein Clinic for Dermatology and Allergology "Potential treatment of pollen food syndrome using birch AIT - a study investigating the effect of the SQ tree SLIT-tablet on symptoms during an apple challenge"

The Pollen Indicator processes the data provided by the network of 8 robotic pollen monitors in Bavaria with just a 3hrs time lag.

Bavaria is world-wide the first state that implemented a network of pollen monitors that, by image recognition, determine the quantity of pollen in the air. This data is provided online for free. The Pollen Indicator connects to the pollen robot in Munich and displays the concentrations of different pollen currently in the air in Munich. Vertically the expected level of allergic symptoms is displayed, horizontally the exact concentration of airborne pollen is displayed.

ZAUM expects that this Pollen Indicator helps Bavarian Citizens to better cope with their allergic diseases and to create awareness, by delivering actual pollen counts.

Neues Insektengiftallergen entdeckt

Münchener CAI Forscher des Zentrums für Allergie und Umwelt (ZAUMs) und der TUM Klinik für Dermatologie und Allergologie in Kooperation mit Forschern aus Luxemburg, Spanien und Dänemark identifizieren die Dipetidyl Peptidase Pol d 3 als Hauptallergen des Feldwespengiftes.
Das Insekt, welches zur Gattung Polistes zählt ist in den USA und Südeuropa verbreitet. Jedoch ist eine Ausbreitung auf Grund des Klimawandels auch in Mitteleuropa zu erwarten. Umso erfreulicher ist die Entdeckung, da die Identifizierung des Allergens Pol 3 d die Möglichkeit bietet Polistesgiftallergien in Zukunft besser zu diagnostizieren und somit gefährliche Anaphylaxien zu verhindern.

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