(Food) allergy

The prevalence of allergies has increased substantially over the last decades. Up to 30% of the population now has an IgE-mediated allergy. These allergies can manifest themselves as food allergy, hayfever, eczema or asthma. At CBI we investigate the immunological mechanisms of allergy, the effect of food processing on food allergy, as well as cross-reactive allergies between known allergens and (novel) food proteins