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Prof. Dr. Carsten B. Schmidt-Weber

Director of the Institute of Allergy Research, Helmholtz Munich; Chair of the Center of Allergy and Environment (ZAUM)
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"Our research will make a change in the allergy epidemic."

"Our research will make a change in the allergy epidemic."

Academic Pathway & Research Area

Prof. Schmidt-Weber studied biochemistry and immunology in Darmstadt and Erlangen. He then worked at Harvard Medical School in Boston and at the Swiss Institute for Allergy and Asthma in Davos and at the University of Zurich, where he also wrote his habilitation thesis. From October 2007 to March 2010 he worked and researched at National Hearth and Lung Institute, Imperial College in London. Since 2010 he has been a professor of the newly established Chair of Molecular Allergology at TUM. The institute is also a member of the German Center for Lung Research (DZL) and leads consortium EU projects as well as nationally funded collaborative research projects in addition to numerous individual projects.

Fields of Work and Expertise

T Cell BiologyAirway Epithelial CellsAllergen-Specific ImmunotherapyAllergy DiagnosticsRecombinant AllergensImmunological ToleranceImmunomodulationmRNA-Based Immunotherapy Vaccines

Professional Background

Since 2010

Director & Chair: ZAUM – Center of Allergy & Environment, Technical University Munich and Helmholtz Center Munich, Germany


Reader: National Heart & Lung Institute, Imperial College, London (England)


Group leader: Swiss Institute of Allergy and Asthma Research (SIAF), Davos (Switzerland)


PostDoc: Harvard Medical School, Immunology Research Division, Dept. of Pathology, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston (USA

Honors and Awards

  • 2018
    Conference chair of annual meeting of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Munich

  • Since 2011
    Scientific board member of the IZKF (Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Klinische Forschung) Jena

  • 2015
    Oscar Gans Förderpreis

  • 2007
    Prize of the European Academy for Allergy and Asthma Research

  • 2004


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Networks and Affiliations

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