Pathogenesis of atopic diseases
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Understanding the pathogenesis of atopic diseases has been a major research interest throughout my career, starting with studies of the natural history of insect sting allergy in children and mechanisms of steroid insensitivity in asthma. With a growing interest in food allergies and no curative therapy expected soon, I became one of the investigators of a study with the objective to assess the extent to which epigenetic mechanisms may contribute to the etiology and prevalence of atopic diseases with their early manifestation as atopic dermatitis and food allergies. In collaboration with experts in the field, I have pursued the exploration of mechanisms contributing to immune dysregulation in patient-focused studies with the overarching goal to individualize and optimize clinical care.