Immunological Biotechnology

Immunological biotechnology represents a strategy for dissecting and manipulating molecular processes in health and disease and is crucial for development and optimisation of proteins for therapeutic intervention as well as diagnostics.

Central for our research is the molecular access to the pathological condition and a consequent and mechanism-driven development of biologicals at the interface of immunology, protein biochemistry, biotechnology, and chemistry. Within this concept the specific needs for patient tailored, precision medical treatment are addressed.

The understanding of molecular functions, structures and interactions allows for design of biologicals and offers novel opportunities for shaping of immune responses.

Specific research interests and projects primarily focus on molecular immunology and allergology in research, diagnostics and therapy:

Immune repertoires and combinatorial technologies

Immunoglobulins: isotypes, functions, targeting

Molecular allergology

Molecular recognition in health and disease