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Infections & Allergy IG Representative

Hani Harb Hani Harb,

Bsc. Pharm. (Hon) Dipl. Hum. Biol. Msc.
Institute of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiochemistry, Molecular Diagnostics
Medical Faculty - Philipps University of Marburg
Center for Tumor and Immunobiology (ZTI)
Hans-Meerwein-Street 3
D-35043 Marburg, Germany
phone: 0049 6421 28 660850049 6421 28 660850049 6421 28 66085
fax: 0049 6421 28 66086

I have been a Junior Member of the EAACI since 2011 as I have started my PhD training in immunology and genetics at Philipps Marburg University in Germany. Throughout my work in the laboratory of Prof. Harald Renz in Marburg I have had the opportunity to work on the effect of different bacteria on the development of immune system. The focus of my research was the effect of farm bacteria along other non-pathogenic bacteria on the development of immune system in offspring (prenatal) or in neonatal mice models of allergic disease. Currently, I am still working in the Institute for Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiochemistry, Molecular Diagnostics in the effect of different environmental factors on epigenetic modification in offspring. Through my new research I have established and validated a chromatin immunoprecipitation method for measuring histone modifications in a big cohort samples.

In 2014, I joined the Junior Members & Affiliates Working Group (JMA WG) of EAACI as the JMA Representative of the infection and allergy Section appointed by Chrysanthi Skevaki the chair of the interest group and all members following the resignation of Heidi Makrinioti due to shortness of time.

For the next year I have couple of ideas which I would try to realize

1- to include more JMA members in the interest group especially in the task forces that are currently running and the ones that we want to submit with Chrysanthi.

2- more interaction on the level of translation where i would like to contact the PAI (after your approval) and suggest to be their contact person for the translation as I have plan to widen the translation languages beyond the EAACI reach if possible. (New languages like Arabic)

3- to push the JMA representation from the IG in the next EAACI meeting and sub-meetings as well.

I am very interested and eager to try to achieve something in the next year and to be up to the task appointed to me.