Prof. Dr. med. Barbara Ballmer-Weber

Prof. Dr. med. Barbara Ballmer-Weber

Research groups

Dr med. N. Grani
Dr med. C. Lang
Irene Cuhat

Focused on

Food allergy

Main fields of research

Our research activities are focused on food allergy, in particular pollen related food allergy. We are particularly involved into the identifi cation and molecular characterisation of important cross-reactive allergens, and the development of diagnostic and therapeutic methods based on recombinant allergens. Allergen based or component resolved diagnosis in food allergy is a major topic of our research group. Another important aspect of our research activity is risk assessment in food allergy in regard to genetic modified foods/novel foods but also threshold doses (minimal allergen doses to induce an allergic reaction) of plant and animal food allergens.