Research focus of the IEM

  • Welcome on the website of the Institute of Environmental Medicine (IEM)!
    The IEM, under the guidance of Director and Professor Claudia Traidl-Hoffmann, MD, has the focus on basic and translational research within the scope of environment-human interaction and the main emphasis on allergic diseases. At the moment, research is conducted by six research fields: Aerobiology, Clinical Research, Microbiology, Translational Immunology, Environmental Immunolgy, and Environmental Bioinformatics. The goal is always to prevent chronic environmental diseases, to enable the right diagnosis, and to provide sustainable therapies.

Significant Publications of the IEM

  • Since its foundation, the IEM has published numerous publications with scientific significance. A list of all the publications can be found in the menu item "Publications". In the following, you will find a selection of significant publications:

    1) Damialis A, Gilles S et al. Higher airborne pollen concentrations correlated with increased SARS-CoV-2 infection rates, as evidenced from 31 countries across the globe. PNAS 2021.

    2) Gilles S et al. Pollen exposure weakens innate defense against respiratory viruses. Allergy. 2020.

    3) Hiller J et al. STAT1 gain-of-function and dominant negative STAT3 mutations impair IL-17 and IL-22 immunity associated with CMC. J Invest Dermatol 2017.

    4) Simpson et al. When does atopic dermatitis warrant systemic therapy? Recommendations from an expert panel of the International Eczema Council. J AM Acad Dermatol 2017.

    5) Groß C et al. K+ Efflux-Independent NLRP3 Inflammasome Activation by a Small Molecule Targeting Mitochondria. Immunity 2016.

    6) Toubiana J et al. Heterozygous STAT1 gain-of-function mutations underlie an unexpectedly broad clinical phenotype. Blood 2016.

    7) Oeder S et al. Pollen-derived nonallergenic substances enhance Th2-induced IgE production in B cells. Allergy 2015.

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