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Introduction to the EAACI Immunology Section


EAACI strategy paper immunology  

The immune system is able to distinguish self from non-self and dangerous from harmless. Allergic diseases represent the most notable failure in this system. The understanding, the research, diagnosis and management of allergies are therefore always related to immunology. Biologicals are becoming available that can selectively correct overshooting immune reactions. At the same time the costs of treatments increase and personalized approaches along with a sophisticated biomarker diagnosis are required to focus expenses to those patients who are most likely to benefit from it. 

The progress of immunology and allergy is greatly enhanced by novel technologies (omics) and our understanding of the diseases has become too complex to be surveyed by individuals.  

From these developments the immunology section is going to extend its activities and aims  

  to promote understanding of the etiology of allergic diseases and of mechanisms of basic and clinical immunology

  to foster the communication between basic immunology and clinical allergy

  to encourage training in basic immunology for young investigators /physician-scientists

  to promote the understanding and use of biological

  to promote approaches in personalized medicine and bio/immunomarkers

  to promote education and research collaboration in immune-“omic” applications.

Board 2013-2015

Carsten Schmidt-Weber

Liam O'Mahony




Gunnar Nilsson

Valerie Julia

Francesco Annunziato

Grzegorz Woszczek

Jurgen Schwarze

JMA Affiliate
Ibon Eguíluz-Gracia

Ibon Eguíluz-Gracia

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