Prof. Rudolf Valenta

Valenta2Head of the Division of Immunopathology, Dept. of Pathophysiology and Allergy Research, Medical University of Vienna, Austria.
Professor for Allergology, Medical University of Vienna

M.D. Degree: University of Vienna
Postdoctoral Training: University of Vienna and University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.

Research Interests:
• Basic features of antigens and immune recognition of antigens
• Pathomechanisms of IgE-associated allergy
• Development of new forms of diagnosis and therapy for allergy
• Development of new forms of diagnosis and therapy for viral infections

Rudolf Valenta is Professor for Allergology at the Medical University of Vienna. He has been working in the field of allergy research for more than 20 years. Starting with the molecular and immunological characterization of important allergens he continued to develop recombinant allergen-based diagnostic tests as well as therapeutic allergy vaccines based on recombinant allergens and genetically engineered hypoallergens and advanced them into clinical application. He has been awarded several prestigious national and international awards, among them the START Award of the FWF, the International Pharmacia Award and the Sarstedt Award. Rudolf Valentas work is highly cited, he has published more than 450 original scientific publications, reviews and book chapters, more than 70 patents/patent applications and introduced recombinant allergens into diagnosis and treatment of allergic diseases.

Christian Doppler Laboratory for Allergy Research
Division of Immunopathology
Dept. of Pathophysiology and Allergy
Research Center for Pathophysiology, Infectology and Immunology
Medical University of Vienna
Währinger Gürtel 18-20
A-1090 Vienna, Austria
phone: + 431 40400 5108
fax: + 431 40400 5130
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