Immunotherapy

Antonia Gabriel

Contact
Antonia Fettelschoss-Gabriel, PhD
Tel +41 44 556 3265 

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Group Members
Victoria Fettelschoss, MSc, Research Associate
Florian Olomski, MSc, Research Associate
Katharina Birkmann, DVM
Sigridur Jonsdottir, PhD
Tanya Rhiner, DVM candidate


Thomas Kündig & Pål Johansen

Contacts
Prof. Thomas Kündig, MD
Tel +41 44 255 3471 (secr.)

Prof. Pål Johansen, PhD
Tel +41 44 255 8616

 

Main fields of research
Our research group is focused on immunotherapy of allergies, infections, and cancer. In allergy, we aim to improve efficacy and safety for immunotherapy by using novel methods or technologies. For instance, we found that administration of allergens into lymph nodes allowed shortening immunotherapy from three years of 50-60 injection to merely three injections during two months, and more recently, we are investigating the potential of allergen-specific monoclonal antibodies for use in allergen immunotherapy. We have also been strongly involved in the development of new adjuvants or particulate vaccines for immunotherapy. For instance, virus-like particles and liposomes are investigated for their potential in inducing immune responses in allergy and inflammatory skin disorders, as well as in conditions of immune suppression or deficiency, while liposomes rendered T-cell independent antibody production. Finally, we are developing a new method of cancer vaccination by combining vaccines and photodynamic therapy (PDT), a method that enables the induction of cytotoxic and tumour-specific T-cell responses. Many of our research projects are performed in collaboration with biotech companies and aim to facilitate the translation of new technologies and new treatment options into clinics and ultimately to make these available to patients.
Publications (PubMed)

Group Members
Team Gloriastrasse
Ying Men-Wäckerle, PhD
Fabio Hasler, PhD student
Marta Paolucci, PhD student
Zuzanna Kotkowska, PhD student
Agathe Duda, Research associate

Team Schlieren
Franziska Thoms, PhD
Gery Jennings, PhD
Stefanie Haas, MSc, Research associate

                                            


Steve Pascolo

Contact
PD Steve Pascolo, PhD

 

 

Group Member
Marina Tusup, PhD


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