Work History

Work History
Apr 2012 - Present

University Assistant

Messerli Research Institut,Veterinary University of Vienna
Feb 2012 - Mar 2012

Senior PostDoc

Biomedical International Research GmbH

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Dec 2010 - Jan 2012

Maternity Leave
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Apr 2003 - Mar 2010

IPA - Department of Pathophysiology & Allergy Research

Aug. 2008 – March 2010

PostDoc at the IPA - Department of Pathophysiology and Alelrgy Research, Center of

Pathophysiology, Infectiology and Immunology, Medical University of Vienna, Austria

Oct. 2003 – Aug. 2008

MD.Sci. studies, IPA - Department of Pathophysiology and Allergy Research, Center of

Physiology, Infectiology and Immunology, Medical University of Vienna, Austria

Graduation with excellency.

Apr. 2003 – Sept.2003

Research assistant in the laboratory of Prof. Erika Jensen-Jarolim, IPA - Department of

Pathophysiology and Allergy Research, Center of Physiology, Infectiology and Immunology,

Medical University of Vienna, Austria

Education

Education

Dr. scient. Med.

Department of Pathophysiology and Allergy Research, Medical University of Vienna

Oct. 2003 – Aug. 2008

Thesis studies of doctor of medical sciences: “Mapping and characterization of epitopes of

prevalent inhalative allergens with the mimotope technology”. Supervision: Prof. Erika Jensen-Jarolim

Graduation with excellency.

Institute of Medical Biochemistry, Institute of Analytical Chemistry, University of Vienna

July 2001 – Jan. 2003

Diploma thesis in biology, Dept. of Analytical Chemistry

University of Verona

Apr. 2000

Practical course at the Institute of Forensic Medicine

MSc

University of Pécs

Sept. 1996 – Jun. 2001

Studies of biology and biology teacher, University of Pécs, Hungary

Reviewer

International Archives of Allergy and Immunology

Clinical and Experimental Allergy

Food Chemistry

Memberships

Austrian Society of Allergology and Immunology (Ö;GAI)

European Federation of Immunological Societies (EFIS)

European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (EAACI)

Young scientists association at the Medical University of Vienna (YSA)

European Respiratory Society (ERS)

Languages

Hungarian, German, English, Italian, Spanish

Scholarships

Oct.-Nov. 2001

Scholarship of CEEPUS program

Apr.-July 2001

Scholarship of ERASMUS

March. 2001

Scholarship of CEEPUS program 

Apr. 2000

Scholarship of CEEPUS program

Printed abstracts

15. Jensen-Jarolim E., Wallmann J., Szalai K., Epstein M., Singh P., Hartl A., Thalhamer J., Pali-Schöll I. Update on vaccines for specific-immunotherapy. Symposium on Specific Allergy, Copenhagen, Denmark, April 24-26, 2008. Printed in Drugs of Today 2008, Vol.44, Suppl. B:97-98.

14. Untersmayr E., Diesner S., Brämswig K., Bakos N., Wallmann J., Knittelfelder R., Szalai K., Schöll I., Boltz-Nitulescu G., Scheiner O., Duschl A., Jensen-Jarolim E. A celery allergy model in geriatric Balb/c mice and its relevance for aged patients. 16th European Congress of Immunology, 2006, Suppl 1. (Nr. 2280).

13. Szalai K., Untersmayr E., Riemer A. B., Hemmer W., Swoboda I., Hantusch B., Schöll I., Spitzauer S.,

Scheiner O., Jasrisch R., Boltz-Nitulescu G., Jensen-Jarolim E. Tools for fish allergy treatment: characterization of IgE-specific mimotopes of the major allergen, parvalbumin. 16th European Congress of Immunology, 2006, Suppl. 1 (Nr. 1560).

12. Untersmayr E., Diesner S., Brämswig K., Bakos N., Wallmann J., Knittelfelder R., Szalai K., Schöll I., Boltz-Nitulescu G., Scheiner O., Duschl A., Jensen-Jarolim E. A geriatric murine model of celery allergy and its relevance for humans. XXV Congress of the European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology, 2006, Suppl. 1 (Nr. 1508): 413.

11. Wallmann J., Hantusch B., Knittelfelder R., Szalai K., Untersmayr E., Epstein M., Vogel M., Stadler B. M., Boltz-Nitulescu G., Jensen-Jarolim E. Recombinant anti-idiotypic Fab antibodies against allergen-specific IgE: tools to analyse memory phenomeny via molecular mimicry? XXV Congress of the European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology, 2006, Suppl. 1 (Nr. 1027): 287.

10. Scheidl M., Szalai K., Schöll I., Wallmann J., Knittelfelder R., Vrtala S., Scheiner O., Saint-Remy J. M., Jensen-Jarolim E. Localization of B-cell epitopes on the major mite allergens Der p1 and Der p 2 using the mimotope technology. XXV Congress of the European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology, 2006, Suppl. 1 (Nr. 988): 276.

9. Szalai K., Untersmayr E., Riemer A. B., Hemmer W., Swoboda I., Hantusch B., Schöll I., Spitzauer S., Scheiner O., Jasrisch R., Boltz-Nitulescu G., Jensen-Jarolim E. Generation of IgE-specific mimotopes of parvalbumin: tools for fish allergy treatment. XXV Congress of the European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology, 2006, Suppl. 1 (Nr.512): 149.

Szalai K., Untersmayr E., Riemer A. B., Hemmer W., Swoboda I., Hantusch B., Schöll I., Spitzauer S., Scheiner O., Jasrisch R., Boltz-Nitulescu G., Jensen-Jarolim E. Characterization of conformational IgE-epitopes on the major fish allergen, parvalbumin. Annual Meeting of Austrian Society for Allergy and Immunology, Graz, Austria, Dec 1-3, 2005. 

8. Wallmann J., Hantusch B., Knittelfelder R., Szalai K., Untersmayr E., Riemer A. B., Vogel M., Stadler B. M., Boltz-Nitulescu B., Jensen-Jarolim E. Grass-pollen allergic patients harbor anti-idiotypic antibodies mimicking natural Phl p 5 epitopes. 35th annual ESDR meeting. J of Invest Dermatol 2005; 125, 3 (Nr. 298): A 51.

7. Untersmayr E., Bakos N., Schöll I., Szalai K., Scheiner O., Stahl-Skov P., Poulsen L. K., Boltz-Nitulescu G., Jensen-Jarolim E. Gastric acid suppression supports sensitization to dietary proteins and lowers threshold levels. 35th annual ESDR meeting. J of Invest Dermatol 2005, 125,3 (Nr. 291): A 50.

6. Szalai K., Untersmayr E., Riemer A.B., Hemmer W., Swoboda I., Scheiner O., Jarisch R., Boltz-Nitulescu G., Jensen-Jarolim E. Generation of peptide-mimotopes for the treatment of fish allergy. 35th annual ESDR meeting. J of Invest Dermatol 2005, 125, 3 (Nr. 297): A 51.

5. Untersmayr E., Bakos N., Schöll I., Kundi M., Plöatzer M.H., Szalai K., Scheiner O., Stahl-Skov P., Poulsen L.K., Boltz-Nitulescu G., Jensen-Jarolim E. Hypoacidity supports sensitization to food proteins and lowers threshold levels. XIX World Allergy Organization Congress / XXIV Congress of European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology. Allergy Clin Immunol Internat 2005; Supp.l1 (Nr. 140): 66.

4. Bakos N., Schöll I., Szalai K., Untersmayr E., Jensen-Jarolim E. Allergic disorders in the elderly are underdiagnosed: First epidemiologic study in the elderly people. XIX World Allergy Organization Congress / XXIV Congress of European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology. Allergy Clin Immunol Internat 2005; Supp.l1 (Nr. 15): 7.

3. Hantusch B., Szalai K., Knittelfelder R., Krieger S., Wallmann J., Vogel M., Stadler B.M., Boltz-Nitulescu G., Jensen-Jarolim E. Anti-idiotypic Fab fragments structurally mimic IgE epitopes of major grass pollen allergen Phlp 5: revival of the network. XIX World Allergy Organization Congress / XXIV Congress of European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology. Allergy Clin Immunol Internat 2005; Supp.l1 (Nr. 1301): 468.

2. Szalai K., Schöll I., Riemer A.B., Förster-Waldl E., Boltz-Nitulescu G., Polito L., Bolognesi A., Stirpe F., Jensen-Jarolim E. Ribosome-inactivating proteins (RIPs) induce sensitization in researchers. XIX World Allergy Organization Congress / XXIV Congress of European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology. Allergy Clin Immunol Internat 2005; Supp.l1 (Nr. 1045): 382.

1. Jensen-Jarolim E., Untersmayr E., Schöll I., Bakos N., Riemer A.B., Kundi M., Szalai K., Ankersmith J.H., Scheiner O., Boltz-Nitulescu G. "Unsettling news: indigestion medications promote type I allergy to food proteins. Archs Derm Research 296 (9), p.384 (V01). 2005.

Articles in Medical Journals

Szalai K., Jensen-Jarolim E., Pali-Schöll I. Allergie – die Antwort steckt in der Struktur der

Allergene. Ärzte Woche 2008.

Posters

120. Szalai K., Satorina J., Lukschal A., Willensdorfer A., Mothes-Luksch N., Jensen-Jarolim E. Why cat allergic patients react less toward some cats: Determination of Fel d 1 levels in normal versus hypoallergenic cats. 2nd meeting of Middle-European Societies for Immunology and Allergology. Opatija, Croatia, 10-13 Oct. 2013.

119. Stremnitzer C., Szalai K., Singer J., Willensdorfer A., Starkl P., Pieper M., König P., Mildner M., Jensen-Jarolim. The cysteine protease papain triggers breakdown of tight junction proteins and induces a strong Th-2-biased immune response in the skin. 2nd meeting of Middle-European Societies for Immunology and Allergology. Opatija, Croatia, 10-13 Oct. 2013.

118. Roth-Walter F., Willensdorfer A., Stremnitzer C., Schultz C., Diesner S., Szalai K., Fazekas J., Moskovskich A., Birnleiter H. and Jensen-Jarolim E. Acrolein inhibits antibody formation and allergic sensntization, but promotes tumor growth. Annual meeting of the Austrian Society of Pneumology, 24-26 Oct, 2013.

117.  Singer J., Thell K., Lukschal A., Heffeter P., Willensdorfer A., Szalai K ., Fazekas J., Knittelfelder R., Horvat R-. Penichet M.L., Berger W., Jensen-Jarolim E., Human BT474 ductal carcinoma cells as xenotransplants in immunocompetent BALB/c mice – refinement of mouse models for anticancer vaccines. PhD Symposium o Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, 19-20 June, 2013.

116.  Satorina S., Lukschal A., Willensdorfer A., Jensen-Jarolim E., Szalai K. Validation of hypoallergenic cat breeding by determination of the major allergen Fel d 1. PhD Symposium o Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, 19-20 June, 2013.

115.  Stremnitzer C., Szalai K., Starkl P., Willensdorfer A., Pieper M., König P., Mildner M., Jensen-Jarolim. The cysteine protease papain induces skin barrier impairment and has strong sensitization capacity vie the skin. PhD Symposium o Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, 19-20 June, 2013.  

114. Oida K., Hadzijusufovic E., Panakova L., Roth-Walter F., Singer J., Fazekas J., Valent P., Szalai K., Jensen-Jarolim E. House dust mite allergens induce IgE-independent activation of canince mast cells NI-1. Annual Meeting “Veterninärmedizinische Arbeitskreis” of the German Society for Immunology, Vienna, Austria, 5-6 April, 2013.

113. Szalai K., Satorina J., Willensdorfer A., Jensen-Jarolim E. Do hypoallergenic cats exist? - Fel d 1 concentration in normal versus hypoallergenic cats. Annual Meeting "Veterinärmedizinische Arbeitskreis" of the German Society for Immunology, Vienna, Austrau, 5-6 April 2013.  

112. Oida K., Hadzijusufovic E., Panakova L., Roth-Walter F., Singer J., Fazekas J., Valent P., Szalai K., Jensen-Jarolim E. House dust mite allergens induce IgE-independent activation of canine mast cells NI-1. European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology & World Allergy Organization & World Allergy & Asthma Congress, Milan, Italy, 22-26 June 2013.

111.  Roth-Walter F., Willensdorfer A., Stremnitzer C., Schultz C., Diesner S., Szalai K., Fazekas J., Birnleiter H. and Jensen-Jarolim E. Acrolein impedes allergic sensitization by suppressing antibody-formation and promotes tumor growth in BALB/c mice. 15th International Congress of Immunology, Milan, Italy, 22-27 Aug 2013.  

110.  Roth-Walter F., Willensdorfer A., Stremnitzer C., Schultz C., Diesner S., Szalai K., Fazekas J., Birnleiter H. and Jensen-Jarolim E. Acrolein suppress allergic sensitization and promotes tumor growth in BALB/c mice. European ACademy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology & World Allergy Organization & Asthma Congress, Milan, Italy, 22-26 June 2013.  

109. Stremnitzer C., Szalai K., Willensdorfer A., Starkl P., Schrom S., Reichart U., Knapp S., Mildner M., Jensen-Jarolim E. Percutaneous sensitization of Der p 2 is independent oft he expression of functional TLR4. Zentrumsymposium, Vienna, Austria, Sept. 18, 2012.

108. Stremnitzer C., Szalai K., Willensdorfer A., Starkl P., Schrom S., Reichart U., Knapp S., Jensen-Jarolim E. Epicutaneous sensitization induces a Der p 2-specific, Th2-biased antibody response independent of TLR4 expression. European Congress of Immunology, Glasgow, Scotland, Sept 5-8, 2012.

107. Lukschal A., Wallmann J., Mari A., Palazzo P., Liso M., Harwanegg C., Mittlböck M., Szalai K., Pali-Schöll I., Jensen-Jarolim E. Recognition of Phl p 5 B-cell epitope mimo H32 in patients from an Italian allergic clinic. European Congress of Immunology, Glasgow, Scotland, Sept 5-8, 2012.

106. Jensen-Jarolim E., Szalai K., Thell K,. Willensdorfer A., Singer J., Weghofer M., Michaelis U. Safety aspects of allergen subunit Vaccine. Adjuvant 2012 & Allergen Vaccine 2012 International Congress, Varadero, Cuba, May 6-11, 2012.

105. Jensen-Jarolim E., Singer J., Szalai K., Riemer AB. Mimotope vaccines against cancer to induce IgG or IgE. Adjuvant 2012 & Allergen Vaccine 2012 International Congress, Varadero, Cuba, May 6-11, 2012.

104. Singer J.*, Szalai K.*, Thell K., Willensdorfer A., Stremnitzer C., Szöllösi H., Michaelis U., Weghofer M., Jensen-Jarolim E. Evaluation of adeno-associated virus like particles (AAVLP) coupled with HER-2 mimotopes as novel carrier system for anti-tumor vaccines. AACR Annual Meeting, Chicago, USA, March 31 – April 4, 2012. *equally contributed.

103. Jensen-Jarolim E., Thell K., Szalai K., Singer J., Willensdorfer A., Michaelis U., Weghofer M. Allergy vaccines: the task of immunizing hypersensitive patients. 2nd Annual Global Vaccine Forum, Vienna, Austria, March 1-2, 2012.

102. Singer J., Szalai K., Thell K., Ritter M., Pfanzagl B., Willensdorfer A., Stremnitzer C., Michaelis U., Jensen-Jarolim E. Evaluation of immunogenicity and safety aspects of adeno-associated virus-like particles (AAVLPs) as carriers for B-cell vaccines in an OVA-allergy model. 10th EAACI-Ga2len Immunology Winter School, Åre, Sweden, Febr 12-15, 2012.

101. Jensen-Jarolim E., Szalai K., Thell K., Singer J., Ritter M., Pfanzagl B., Willensdorfer A., Stremnitzer C., Michaelis U. Immunogenicity and safety aspects of adeno-associated virus-like particles (AAVLPs) as carriers for B-cell vaccines. XXII World Allergy Congress, Cancun, Mexico, Dec 4-8, 2011.  

100. Stremnitzer C.,Szalai K., Starkl P., Mildner M., Reichart U., Brandner J., Knapp S., Jensen-Jarolim E. The molecular requirements of house dust mite allergen Der p 1 and Der p 2 to induce allergic skin inflammation. Zentrumsymposium, Vienna, Austria, Sept 27, 2011.

99. Singer J.*, Szalai K.*, Thell K., Willensdorfer A., Stremnitzer C., Szölösi H., Michaelis U., Weghofer M., Jensen-Jarolim E. Evaluation of Adeno-associated virus like particles (AAVLP) as carrier for HER-2 mimotope cancer vaccines. Zentrumsymposium, Vienna, Austria, Sept 27, 2011.*equally contributed.

98. Thell K., Szalai K., Singer S., Ritter M., Pfanzagl B., Willensdorfer A., Stremnizer C., Michaelis U., Jensen-Jarolim E. Immunogenicity and safety aspects of Adeno-associated virus like particles: new carriers for B-cell vaccines. Zentrumsymposium, Vienna, Austria, Sept 27, 2011.

97. Stremnitzer C., Szalai K., Starkl P., Mildner M., Reichart U., Brandner J., Knapp S., Jensen-Jarolim E. The molecular requirements of house dust mite allergen Der p 1 and Der p 2 to induce allergic skin inflammation. Ö;GAI Annual Meeting, Vienna, Austria, Sept 15-17, 2011.

96. Singer J.*, Szalai K.*, Thell K., Willensdorfer A., Stremnitzer C., Szölösi H., Michaelis U., Weghofer M., Jensen-Jarolim E. Evaluation of anti-tumor vaccines using Adeno-associated virus like particles (AAVLP) as carrier for HER-2 mimotopes. Ö;GAI Annual Meeting, Vienna, Austria, Sept 15-17, 2011. *equally contributed.

95. Thell K., Szalai K., Singer S., Ritter M., Pfanzagl B., Willensdorfer A., Stremnizer C., Michaelis U., Jensen-Jarolim E. News carriers for B-cell vaccines: Immunogenicity and safety aspects of Adeno-associated virus-like particles (AAVLPs). Ö;GAI Annual Meeting, Vienna, Austria, Sept 15-17, 2011.

94. Stremnitzer C., Szalai K., Starkl P., Mildner M., Reichart U., Brandner J., Knapp S., Jensen-Jarolim E. The molecular requirements of house dust mite allergen Der p 1 and Der p 2 to induce allergic skin inflammation. 7ts PhD-Symposium of the Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, June 15-16, 2011.

93. Thell K., Szalai K., Singer S., Ritter M., Pfanzagl B., Willensdorfer A., Stremnizer C., Michaelis U., Jensen-Jarolim E. Adeno-associated virus-like particles (AAVLPs) as carriers for B-cell vaccines: Immunogenicity and safety aspects. 7ts PhD-Symposium of the Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, June 15-16, 2011.

92.  Stremnitzer C., Szalai K., Strakl P., Mildner M., Reichart U., Brandner J., Knapp S., Jensen-Jarolim E. The molecular requirements of house dust mite allergens Der p 1 and Der p 2, to induce allergic skin inflammation. 7ts PhD-Symposium of the Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, June 15-16, 2010.

91.  Thell K., Szalai K., Singer J., Ritter M., Pfanzagl B., Willensdorfer A., Stremnitzer C., Michaelis U., Jensen-Jarolim E. Adeno-associated virus-like particles (AAVLPs) as carriers for B-cell vaccines: Immunogenicity and safety aspects. 7ts PhD-Symposium of the Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, June 15-16, 2010.

90.  Lukschal A., Fuhrmann J., Neumann D., Sobanov J., Knittelfelder R., Wallmann J., Vogel M., Stadler B.M., Hemmer W., Jensen-Jarolim E. and Szalai K. Fab-mimotopes fro epitope characterization on grass pollen allergen Phl p 5. Center Retreat, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, Sept 21, 2010.

89.  Wallmann J., Epstein M.M., Nittke T., Wegmann M., Szalai K., Kiefer F., Esterbauer H., Fehrebach H., Pali-Schöll I., Jensen-Jarolim E.. Therapy with mimotopes reduces grass pollen-induced asthma in a physiologically relevant mouse model. Center Retreat, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, Sept 21, 2010.

88.  Krishnamurthy D., Starkl P., Szalai K., Roth-Walter F., Untersmayr E., Diesner S., Mannhalter C., Jensen-Jarolim E. Neutrophils and platelets in the effector phase of mouse food allergy model. 6ts PhD-Symposium of the Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, June 16-17, 2010.

87.  Lukschal A., Fuhrmann J., Neumann D., Sobanov J., Knittelfelder R., Wallmann J., Vogel M., Stadler B.M., Jenen-Jarolim E. and Szalai K. Phl p 1 epitope characterization by generation of Fab-mimotopes. 6ts PhD-Symposium of the Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, June 16-17, 2010.

86.  Wallmann J., Epstein M., Nittke T., Wegmann M., Kiefer F., Szalai K., Esterbauer H., Fernbach H., Pali-Schöll I., Jensen-Jarolim E. Mimotope therapy reduces grass pollen-induced asthma in a physiologically relevant mouse model. 28th Symposium of the the Collegium Internationale Allergologicum, Ischia, Italy, April 25-30, 2010.

85.  Szalai K., Kopp T., WallmannJ., LukschalA., Saint-RemyJ-M., Pali-SchöllI., Jensen-JarolimE. Der p 1 exerts adjuvant effect for Der p 2: acute dermatitis in atopic and non-atopic mouse model. 28th Symposium of the the Collegium Internationale Allergologicum, Ischia, Italy, April 25-30, 2010.

84.  Krishnamurthy D., Roth-Walter F., Starkl P., Szalai K., Diesner S., Krenbek D., Untersmayr E., Jensen-Jarolim E. The liver and food allergy: establishment of a murine model. WAO Congress, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Dec 6-10, 2009.

83.  Wallmann J., Nittke T., Wegmann M., Kiefer F., Szalai K., Epstein M. Esterbauer H., Fernbach H., Jensen-Jarolim E. The pathophysiology of acute allergic asthma and bronchial hyperreactivity in a BALB/c mouse model. Karl Landsteiner Meeting 2009, Salzburg, Austria, Nov 6-7, 2009.

82.  Krishnamurthy D., Roth-Walter F., Starkl P., Szalai K., Untersmayr E., Diesner S., Ramanathan G., Mannhalter C., Jensen-Jarolim E. Studying the pathophysiology events during anaphylaxis in an experimental food allergy mouse model. Karl Landsteiner Meeting 2009, Salzburg, Austria, Nov 6-7, 2009.

81.  Szalai K., Lukschal A., Knittelfelder R., Wallmann J., Sobanov J., Fuhrmann J., Vogel M., Stadler B.M., Neumann D., Jensen-Jarolim E. Natural anti-idiotypic antibodies against Phl p 1-specific IgG from the repertoire of a grass pollen allergic patient. Karl Landsteiner Meeting 2009, Salzburg, Austria, Nov 6-7, 2009.

80.  Krishnamurthy D., Roth-Walter F., Starkl P., Szalai K., Diesner S., Krenbek D., Untersmayr E., Jensen-Jarolim E. The liver and food allergy: establishment of a murine model. 5ts PhD-Symposium of the Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, June 17-19, 2009.

79.  Amir S., Szalai K., Jensen-Jarolim E., Wagner O., Binder C.J. Identification and characterization of malondialdehyde-LDL mimotopes. 5ts PhD-Symposium of the Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, June 17-19, 2009.

78.  Lukschal A., Szalai K., Wallmann J., Fuhrmann J., Neumann D., Pali-Schöll I., Jensen-Jarolim E. Generation of Phl p 1 peptide mimotopes for diagnosis and therapy of type-I allergy. 5ts PhD-Symposium of the Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, June 17-19, 2009.

77.  Szalai K., Kopp T., Wallmann J., Lukschal A., Saint-Remy J. M., Pali-Schöll I., Jensen-Jarolim E. Percutaneous application of recombinant Der p 1 and Der p 2 induces allergic dermatitis in a mouse model. XXVIII Congress of the European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology, Warsaw, Poland, June 6-10, 2009.

76.  Krishnamurthy D., Roth-Walter F., Starkl P., Szalai K., Diesner S., Krenbek D., Untersmayr E., Jensen-Jarolim E. The liver and food allergy: establishment of a murine model. 2nd International Workshop on Cell Communication in Health and Disease, Vienna, Austria, Febr. 11-12, 2009.

75.  Pali-Schöll I.,Brunner R., Herzog R., Szalai K., Wallmann J., Jensen-Jarolim E. Anti-acid treatment leads to food allergy. Zentrumsymposium, Vienna, Austria. 29. Sept, 2008.

74.  Szalai K., Wallmann J., Lukschal A., Brunner R., Herzog R., Pali-Schöll I., Jensen-Jarolim E. Mimotopes for epitope characterization, therapy and diagnosis of type I allergy. Zentrumsymposium, Vienna, Austria, Sept. 29, 2008.

73.  Brunner R., Wallmann J., Szalai K., Altmeppen H., Riemer A. B., Jensen-Jarolim E., Pali-Schöll I. Aluminium leads to sensitization against food allergens. Ö;GAI Annual Meeting, Vienna, Austria, Sept 3-6, 2008.

72.  Pali-Schöll I., Herzog R., Szalai K., Wallmann J., Brunner R., Karagiannis P., Lukschal A., Jensen-Jarolim E. Antacids and base powder increase the risk for food allergy - BALB/c mouse model. Ö;GAI Annual Meeting, Vienna, Austria, Sept. 3-6, 2008.

71.  Szalai K., Knittelfelder R., Wallmann J., Untersmayr E., Hantusch B., Pali-Schöll I., Jensen-Jarolim E. Mimotopes characterize B-cell epitopes of allergens and are new tools for specific immunotherapies. Annual Meeting of the Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies, Boston, USA, June 5-9, 2008.

70.  Jensen-Jarolim E., Wallmann J., Szalai K., Epstein M., Singh P., Hartl A., Thalhamer J., Pali-Schöll I. Neues von den Allergen-Mimotopen. Wörthersee-Symposium „What's New in Allergy?", Velden, Austria, May 30 - June 1, 2008.

69.  Pali-Schöll I., Herzog R., Szalai K., Wallmann J., Brunner R., Karagiannis P., Lukschal A., Jensen-Jarolim E. Food allergy is induced by antacids and base powder. 4th PhD-Symposium of the Medical Univeristy of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, May 28-29, 2008.

68.  Pali-Schöll I., Yildirim A. Ö;., BrunnerR., Ackermann U., Kopp T., Knauer T., Altmeppen H., Szalai K., Wallmann J., Garn H., Renz H., Fehrenbach H., Jensen-JarolimE. When anti-acid treatment goes sour: food allergy induction in the whole system. Symposium of Collegium Internationale Allergologicum, Curacao, May 1-6, 2008.

67.  Jensen-Jarolim E., Wallmann J., Szalai K., Pali-Schöll I., Untersmayr E., Reiemer A. B., Knittelfeder R., Hartl A., Thalhamer J., Epstein M. News from the mimotopes: therapeutic tools against allergy and cancer. Symposium of Collegium Internationale Allergologicum, Curacao, May 1-6, 2008.

66.  Pali-Schöll I., Herzog R., Szalai K., Wallmann., Brunner R., Jensen-Jarolim E. Dietary supplements and antacids induce allergy. 2nd AllergoOncology Symposium, Vienna, Austria, April 11-12 April, 2008.

65.  Brunner R., Wallmann J., Szalai K., Altmeppen H., Scheiner O., Jensen-Jarolim E., Pali-Schöll I. Aluminus in sucralfate induces food allergy. 2nd AllergoOncology Symposium, Vienna, Austria, April 11-12 April, 2008.

64.  Diesner S.C., Ratzinger G., Roth-Walter F., Pali I., Bises G., Knittelfelder R., Wallmann J., Szalai K., Scheiner O., Epstein M., Gabor F., Jensen-Jarolim E, Untersmayr E. M-cell targeting with Auleria aurantia lectin coated microspheres for oral immunotherapy of grass pollen allergy. World Immune Regulation Meeting, Davos, Switzerland, Mar 17-20, 2008.

63.  Diesner S.C., Ratzinger G., Roth-Walter F., Pali I., Bises G., Knittelfelder R., Wallmann J., Szalai K., Scheiner O., Epstein M., Gabor F., Jensen-Jarolim E, Untersmayr E. Targeting M-cells with Auleria aurantia lectin functionalized microparticles for oral immunotherapy in a murin asthma model. 6th EAACI-GA2LEN Davos Meeting, Pichl/Schladming, Austria, Jan 31st- Febr 3rd, 2008.

62.  Pali-Schöll I., Yildirim A. Ö;., BrunnerR., Ackermann U., Kopp T., Knauer T., Altmeppen H., Szalai K., Wallmann J., Garn H., Renz H., Fehrenbach H., Jensen-JarolimE. Food allergy in the whole system is induced by anti-acid drugs. 6th EAACI-GA2LEN Davos Meeting, Pichl/Schladming, Austria, Jan 31st- Febr 3rd, 2008.

61.  Wallmann J., Epstein M. M., Singh P., El-Housseiny L., Brunner R., Szalai K., Pali-Schöll I., Jensen-Jarolim E. Anti-inflammatory effects of mimotopes on allergic asthma features: outcomes from a mouse model. 6th EAACI-GA2LEN Davos Meeting, Pichl/Schladming, Austria, Jan 31st- Febr 3rd, 2008.

60.  Szalai K., Fuhrmann J., Pavkov T., Wallmann J., Keller W., Neumann D., Pali-Schöll I., Jensen-Jarolim E. Mimotopes allocate group-specific epitopes on the major house dust mite allergens: therapy of type I allergy. 6th EAACI-GA2LEN Davos Meeting, Pichl/Schladming, Austria, Jan 31st- Febr 3rd, 2008.

59.  Untersmayr E., Diesner S.C., Ratzinger G., Roth-Walter F., Pali I., Bises G., Knittelfelder R., Wallmann J., Szalai K., Scheiner O., Epstein M., Gabor F., Jensen-Jarolim E. Aleuria aurantia lectin functionalized microspheres for oral immunotherapy in a murine asthma model. Annual Meeting of Austrian Society for Allergy and Immunology, Alpbach, Austria, Dec 13-15, 2007.

58.  Wallmann J., Epstein M. M., Singh P., El-Housseiny L., Brunner R., Szalai K., Pali-Schöll I., Jensen-Jarolim E. Mimotopes for therapy of acute allergic asthma: downregulative effects of inflammation in a murine model. Annual Meeting of Austrian Society for Allergy and Immunology, Alpbach, Austria, Dec 13-15, 2007.

57.  Szalai K., Fuhrmann J., Pavkov T., Wallmann J., Keller W., Neumann D., Pali-Schöll I., Jensen-Jarolim E. Structural determination of group-specific epitopes via mimotopes on different house dust mite allergens. Annual Meeting of Austrian Society for Allergy and Immunology, Alpbach, Austria, Dec 13-15, 2007.

56.  Untersmayr E., Diesner S. C., Ratzinger G., Roth-Walter F., Pali I., Bises G., Knittelfelder R., Wallmann J., Szalai K., Scheiner O., Epstein M., Gabor F., Jensen-Jarolim E. Aleuria aurantia lectin coated microspheres for oral immunotherapy of grass pollen allergy. World Allergy Congress Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand, Dec. 2-6, 2007.

55.  Wallmann J., Epstein M. M., Hantusch B.,  Kreindl R., Singh P., Brunner R., Szalai K., Schöll I., Jensen-Jarolim E.. Remission of allergy parameters by Fab and peptide mimotope vaccination in a murine model of asthma. European Respiratory Society Annual Congress, Stockholm, Sweden, Sept. 15-19, 2007.

54.  Szalai K., Scheidl M., Fuhrsmann J., Brunner R., Wallmann J., Vrtala S., Scheiner O., Saint-Remy J. M., Neumann D., Schöll I., Jensen-Jarolim E. Mimotopes for the identification of conformational epitopes of the two major mite allergens are potential candidates fro epitope-specific immunotheraphy. European Respiratory Society Annual Congress, Stockholm, Sweden, Sept. 15-19, 2007.

53.  Wallmann J., Epstein M. M., Hantusch B.,  Kreindl R., Singh P., Brunner R., SzalaK., Schöll I., Jensen-Jarolim E. Regression of allergy parameters by Fab- and peptide-mimotope treatment in a BALB/c mouse model of asthma. VFWF Medical University Lectures, Vienna, Austria, June 22, 2007.

52.  Szalai K., Scheidl M., Fuhrsmann J., Wallmann J., Brunner R., Vrtala S., Scheiner O.,Saint-Remy J. M., Neumann D., Schöll I., Jensen-Jarolim E. Generated mimotopes determine conformational B-cell epitopes on the two major house dust mite allergens: tools for epitope-specific immunotherapy. VFWF Medical University Lectures, Vienna, Austria, June 22, 2007.

51.  Brämswig K .H., Knittelfelder R., Gruber S., Riemer A. B., Szalai K., Kammerer R., Zimmermann W., Horvath R., Zielinski C. C., Scheiner O., Jensen-Jarolim E. CEA mimotope immunization inhibits tumor growth in BALB/c mice. 3rd PhD-Symposium, 21-22 June 2007, Vienna, Austria and VFWF Medical University Lectures, Vienna, Austria, June 22, 2007.

50.  Untersmayr E., Diesner S., Brämswig K. H., Bakos N., Wallmann J., Knittelfelder R., Szalai K., Schöll I., Boltz-Nitulescu G., Scheiner O., Duschl A., Jensen-Jarolim E. A celery allergy model in geriatric BALB/c mice and its relevance for aged patients. 3rd PhD-Symposium, 21-22 June 2007, Vienna, Austria and VFWF Medical University Lectures, Vienna, Austria, June 22, 2007.

49.  Brunner R., Wallmann J., Szalai K., Karagiannis P., Kopp T., Scheiner O., Jensen-Jarolim E., Schöll I. Aluminium in the acid-suppressing drug sucralfate acts as a Th2-adjuvant. 3rd PhD-Symposium, 21-22 June 2007, Vienna, Austria and VFWF Medical University Lectures, Vienna, Austria, June 22, 2007.

48.  Schöll I., Szalai K., Wallmann J., Brunner R., Untersmayr E., Kalkura N.,Keller W., Boltz-Nitulescu G., Scheiner O., Jensen-Jarolim E. The basic requirements of antigens for IgE-mediated reactions and cross-linking potential. 3rd PhD-Symposium, 21-22 June 2007, Vienna, Austria and VFWF Medical University Lectures, Vienna, Austria, June 22, 2007.

47.  Szalai K., Scheidl M., Fuhrsmann J., Wallmann J., Brunner R., Vrtala S., Scheiner O., Saint-Remy J. M., Neumann D., Schöll I., Jensen-Jarolim E. Mimotopes localize conformational epitopes on two major house dust mite allergens and are promising candidates fro epitope-specific immunotherapy. 2nd International Symposium on Molecular Allergology, Rome, Italy, April 22-24, 2007.

46.  Brämswig K .H., Boltz A., Knittelfelder R., Riemer A. B., Gruber S., Szalai K., Horvath R., Kammerer R., Zimmermann W., Zielinski C. C., Scheiner O., Jensen-Jarolim E. Antibodies induced by CEA mimotope immunization inhibit tumor growth in BALB/c mice. 1st International AllergoOncology Symposium, Vienna, Austria, April 16, 2007.

45.  Wallmann J., Epstein M. M., Hantusch B., Kreindl R., Singh P., Brunner R., Szalai K., Schöll I., Jensen-Jarolim E. Molecular mimicry exploited for asthma therapy: Fab- and peptide-mimotopes exceed therapeutical effects of allergen vaccination in a BALB/c mouse model. 1st International AllergoOncology Symposium, Vienna, Austria, April 16, 2007.

44.  Brunner R., Wallmann J., Szalai K., Karagiannis P., Kopp T., Scheiner O., Jensen-Jarolim E., Schöll I. Aluminium in acid-suppressing drugs evokes a Th2-response in BALB/c mice. 1st International AllergoOncology Symposium, Vienna, Austria, April 16, 2007.

43.  Schöll I., Szalai K., Wallmann J., Brunner R., Untersmayr E., Kalkura N.,Keller W., Boltz-Nitulescu G., Jensen-Jarolim E. Basics for IgE-mediated reactions: Conformation and crosslinking potential of antigens. 1st International AllergoOncology Symposium, Vienna, Austria, April 16, 2007.

42.  Szalai K., Riemer A. B., Wallmann J., Brämswig K. H., Untersmayr E., Hantusch B., Förster-Waldl E., Neumann D., Boltz-Nitulescu G., Zielinski C. C., Scheiner O., Schöll I., Jensen-Jarolim E. Mimotopes - a new tool for immunotherapy against allergy and cancer. 1st International AllergoOncology Symposium, Vienna, Austria, April 16, 2007.

41.  Schöll I., Untersmayr E., Szalai K., Wallmann J., Brunner R., Karagiannis P., Lukschal A., Boltz-Nitulescu G., Scheiner O., Jensen-Jarolim E. Allergencharakteristika. 2nd Centrumsymposium, Vienna, Austria, Febr. 15-16, 2007.

40.  Untersmayr E., Diesner S., Brämswig K. H., Bakos N., Grundacker C., Wallmann J., Knittelfelder R., Szalai K., Schöll I., Boltz-Nitulescu G., Scheiner O., Duschl A., Jensen-Jarolim E. Characterization of intrinsic and extrinsic risk factors for celery allergy in immunosenescence. 5th EAACI GA2LEN Davos Meeting, Davos, Swiss, Febr. 1-4, 2007.

39.  Untersmayr E., Diesner S., Brämswig K. H., Bakos N., Grundacker C., Wallmann J., Knittelfelder R., Szalai K., Schöll I., Boltz-Nitulescu G., Scheiner O., Duschl A., Jensen-Jarolim E. A celery allergy model in geriatric balb/c mice with relevance for senescent patients. Clemens von Pirquet Symposium, Vienna, Austria, Dec. 7-9, 2006. 

38.  Wallmann J., Hantusch B., Pröll M., Stepanoska T., Szalai K., Brunner, R. Epstein M., Scheiner O., Hartl A., Schöll I., Jensen-Jarolim E. Mimotopes of grass pollen allergens Phl p 5 designed as synthetic peptides, DNA constructs and Fab fragments for epitope-specific immunotherapy. Clemens von Pirquet Symposium, Vienna, Austria, Dec. 7-9, 2006. 

37.  Schöll I., Brunner R., Wallmann J., Szalai K., Untersmayr E., Scheiner O., Garn H., Renz H., Jensen-Jarolim E. Sucralfate during pregnancy and lactation induces food allergy in mothers and a Th2-priming in offspring of BALB/C mice. Clemens von Pirquet Symposium, Vienna, Austria, Dec. 7-9, 2006.

36.  Brunner R., Wallmann J., Szalai K., Scheidl M., Scheiner O., Jensen-Jarolim E., Schöll I. The impact of aluminium in acid-suppressing drugs on the immune response of BALB/C mice. Clemens von Pirquet Symposium, Vienna, Austria, Dec. 7-9, 2006.

35.  Szalai K., Scheidl M., Fuhrsmann J., Wallmann J., Vrtala S., Scheiner O., Saint-Remy J. M., Neumann D., Schöll I., Jensen-Jarolim E. Generation of mimotopes of the group 2 mite allergens for epitope localization. Clemens von Pirquet Symposium, Vienna, Austria, Dec. 7-9, 2006.

34.  Untersmayr E., Diesner S., Brämswig K. H., Bakos N., Wallmann J., Knittelfelder R., Szalai K., Schöll I., Boltz-Nitulescu G., Scheiner O., Duschl A., Jensen-Jarolim E. A celery allergy model in geriatric Balb/c mice and its relevance for aged patients. 16th European Congress of Immunology, Paris, France, Sept. 6-9, 2006.

33.  Szalai K., Untersmayr E., Riemer A. B., Hemmer W., Swoboda I., Hantusch B., Schöll I., Spitzauer S., Scheiner O., Jasrisch R., Boltz-Nitulescu G., Jensen-Jarolim E. Tools for fish allergy treatment: characterization of IgE-specific mimotopes of the major allergen, parvalbumin.  16th European Congress of Immunology, Paris, France, Sept. 6-9, 2006.

32.  Wallmann J., Hantusch B., Knittelfelder R., Szalai K., Untersmayr E., Epstein M., Vogel M., Stadler B. M., Boltz-Nitulescu G., Jensen-Jarolim E. Recombinant anti-idiotypic Fab antibodies against allergen-specific IgE: tools to analyse memory response induction via molecular mimicry? 7th EFIS Tatra Immunology Conference, Tatra, Slovakia, June 24-28, 2006.

31.  Brämswig K. H., Riemer A. B., Knittelfelder R., Szalai K., Förster-Waldl E., Zielinski C. C., Boltz-Nitulescu G., Scheiner O., Jensen-Jarolim E. Generation of multiple antigenic mimotopes (MAMs) for vaccine development against carcinoembryonic antigenic positive tumors. 2nd PhD-Symposium of the Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, June 22-23, 2006.

30.  Untersmayr E., Diesner S., Brämswig K. H., Bakos N., Wallmann J., Knittelfelder R., Szalai K., Schöll I., Boltz-Nitulescu G., Scheiner O., Duschl A., Jensen-Jarolim E. A geriatric murine model of celery allergy and its relevance for humans. XXV Congress of the European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology, Vienna, Austria, June 10-14, 2006.

29.  Wallmann J., Hantusch B., Knittelfelder R., Szalai K., Untersmayr E., Epstein M., Vogel M., Stadler B. M., Boltz-Nitulescu G., Jensen-Jarolim E. Recombinant anti-idiotypic Fab antibodies against allergen-specific IgE: tools to analyse memory phenomeny via molecular mimicry? XXV Congress of the European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology, Vienna, Austria, June 10-14, 2006.

28.  Scheidl M., Szalai K., Schöll I., Wallmann J., Knittelfelder R., Vrtala S., Scheiner O., Saint-Remy J. M., Jensen-Jarolim E. Localization of B-cell epitopes on the major mite allergens Der p1 and Der p 2 using the mimotope technology. XXV Congress of the European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology, Vienna, Austria, June 10-14, 2006.

27.  Szalai K., Untersmayr E., Riemer A. B., Hemmer W., Swoboda I., Hantusch B., Schöll I., Spitzauer S., Scheiner O., Jasrisch R., Boltz-Nitulescu G., Jensen-Jarolim E. Generation of IgE-specific mimotopes of parvalbumin: tools for fish allergy treatment. XXV Congress of the European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology, Vienna, Austria, June 10-14, 2006.

26.  Untersmayr E., Bakos N., Schöll I., Kundi M., Platzer M. H., Szalai K., Diesner S., Scheiner O., Stahl-Skov P., Poulsen L. K., Boltz-Nitulescu G., Jensen-Jarolim E. Hypoacidity supports sensitization to food proteins and lowers threshold levels. VFWF Medical University Lectures, Vienna, Austria, May 31, 2006.

25.  Brämswig K. H., Riemer A. B., Knittelfelder R., Szalai K., Förster-Waldl E., Zielinski C. C., Boltz-Nitulescu G., Scheiner O., Jensen-Jarolim E. Generation of multiple antigenic mimotopes (MAPs) for vaccine development against carcinoembryonic antigen positive tumors. VFWF Medical University Lectures, Vienna, Austria, May 31, 2006.

24.  Wallmann J., Hantusch B., Knittelfelder R., Szalai K., Untersmayr E., Riemer A. B., Vogel M., Stadler B. M., Boltz-Nitulescu G., Jensen-Jarolim E. Anti-idiotypic Fab mimotopes present internal images of major grass pollen allergen Phlp 5. VFWF Medical University Lectures, Vienna, Austria, May 31, 2006.

23.  Scheidl M., Szalai K., Schöll I., Wallmann J., Knittelfelder R., Vrtala S., Scheiner O., Saint-Remy J. M., Jensen-Jarolim E. Application of phage peptide libraries to define mimotopes of mite major allergen Der p 2. VFWF Medical University Lectures, Vienna, Austria, May 31, 2006.

22.  Schöll I., Untersmayr E., Knittelfelder R., Szalai K., Wallmann J., Kalkura N.,Keller W., Jensen-Jarolim E. Molecular requirements of allergens. 1st International Symposium on Molecular Allergology, Rom, Italy, March 31st- April 1, 2006.

21.  Wallmann J., Hantusch B., Knittelfelder R., Szalai K., Untersmayr E., Riemer A. B., Vogel M., Stadler B. M., Boltz-Nitulescu G., Jensen-Jarolim E. Anti-idiotypic antibodies present internal images of natural Phl p 5 grass pollen allergic patients. 4th EAACI GA2LEN Davos Meeting, Grainau, Germany, Febr. 16-19, 2006.

20.  Untersmayr E., Lahal M., Brämswig K. H., Wallmann J., Knittelfelder R., Szalai K., Schöll I., Boltz-Nitulescu G., Scheiner O., Jensen-Jarolim E. A geriatric Balb/c mouse model of celery allergy. Annual Meeting of Austrian Society for Allergy and Immunology, Graz, Austria, Dec 1-3, 2005.

19.  Wallmann J., Hantusch B., Knittelfelder R., Szalai K., Untersmayr E., Riemer A. B., Vogel M., Stadler B. M., Boltz-Nitulescu G., Jensen-Jarolim E. Anti-idiotypic Fab mimotopes present internal images of major grass pollen allergen Phlp 5. Annual Meeting of Austrian Society for Allergy and Immunology, Graz, Austria, Dec 1-3, 2005.

18.  Scheidl M., Szalai K., Schöll I., Wallmann J., Knittelfelder R., Vrtala S., Scheiner O., Saint-Remy J. M., Jensen-Jarolim E. Application of phage peptide libraries to define mimotopes of mite major allergen Der p 2. Annual Meeting of Austrian Society for Allergy and Immunology, Graz, Austria, Dec 1-3, 2005.

17.  Szalai K., Untersmayr E., Riemer A. B., Hemmer W., Swoboda I., Hantusch B., Schöll I., Spitzauer S., Scheiner O., Jasrisch R., Boltz-Nitulescu G., Jensen-Jarolim E. Characterization of conformational IgE-epitopes on the major fish allergen, parvalbumin. Annual Meeting of Austrian Society for Allergy and Immunology, Graz, Austria, Dec 1-3, 2005.

16.  Untersmayr E., Bakos N., Schöll I., Szalai K., Scheiner O., Stahl-Skov P., Poulsen L. K., Boltz-Nitulescu G., Jensen-Jarolim E. Gastric acid suppression supports sensitization to dietary proteins and lowers threshold levels. 35th Annual European Society for Dermatological Research Meeting, Tübingen, Germany, Sept 22-24, 2005.

15.  Wallmann J., Hantusch B., Knittelfelder R., Szalai K., Untersmayr E., Riemer A. B., Vogel M., Stadler B. M., Boltz-Nitulescu G., Jensen-Jarolim E. Grass pollen allergic patients harbor anti-idiotypic antibodies mimicking nature Phl p 5 epitopes. 35th Annual European Society for Dermatological Research Meeting, Tübingen, Germany, Sept 22-24, 2005.

14.  Szalai K., Untersmayr E., Riemer A. B., Hemmer W., Swoboda I., Scheiner O., Jarisch R., Boltz-Nitulescu G., Jensen-Jarolim E. Generation of peptide-mimotopes for the treatment of fish allergy. 35th Annual European Society for Dermatological Research Meeting, Tübingen, Germany, Sept 22-24, 2005.

13.  Untersmayr E., Schöll I., Bakos N., Kundi M., Szalai K., Scheiner O., Boltz-Nitulescu G., Jensen-Jarolim E. Mechanisms of type I food allergy. 1st PhD-Symposium of the Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, June 23-24, 2005.

12.  Szalai K., Untersmayr E., Riemer A. B., Hemmer W., Swoboda I., Scheiner O., Jarisch R., Boltz-Nitulescu G., Jensen-Jarolim E. Mapping of IgE-specific mimotopes on parvalbumin the major fish allergen. 1st PhD-Symposium of the Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, June 23-24, 2005.

11.  Untersmayr E., Bakos N., Schöll I., Kundi M., Platzer M. H., Szalai K., Scheiner O., Stahl-Skov P., Poulsen L. K., Boltz-Nitulescu G., Jensen-Jarolim E. Hypoacidity supports sensitization to food proteins and lowers threshold levels. VFWF Medical University Lectures, Vienna, Austria, June 17, 2005.

10.  Hantusch B., Knittelfelder R., Wallmann J., Szalai K., Untersmayr E., Riemer A.B., Vogel M., Stadler B. M., Boltz-Nitulescu G., Jensen-Jarolim E. Anti-idiotypic Fab fragments structurally mimic IgE mimotopes of grass pollen major allergen Phl p 5: novel candidates for an epitope specific immunotherapy of type I allergy. VFWF Medical University Lectures, Vienna, Austria, June 17, 2005.

9.    Szalai K., Untersmayr E., Riemer A.B., Hemmer W., Swoboda I., Hantusch B., Schöll I., Spitzauer S., Scheiner O., Jarisch R., Boltz-Nitulescu G., Jensen-Jarolim E. Generation of peptide-mimotopes for epitope characterization on the major fish allergen, parvalbumin. VFWF Medical University Lectures, Vienna, Austria, June 17, 2005.

8.    Hantusch B., Szalai K., Knittelfelder R., Krieger S., Wallmann J., Vogel M., Stadler B. M., Boltz-Nitulescu G., Jensen-Jarolim E. Anti-idiotypic Fab fragments structurally mimic IgE epitopes of grass pollen major allergen Phl p 5: revival of the network. World Allergy Congress Munich, Germany, June 26 - July 1, 2005.

7.    Szalai K., Schöll I.,Förster-Waldl E., Polito L., Bolognesi A., Untersmayr E., Riemer A. B., Boltz-Nitulescu G., Stirpe F., Jensen-Jarolim E. Ribosome-inactivating proteins (RIPs) induce sensitization in researchers. World Allergy Congress Munich, Germany, June 26 - July 1, 2005.

6.    Jensen-Jarolim E., Untersmayr E., Schöll I., Bakos N., Riemer A. B., Kundi M., Szalai K., Ankersmit J. H., Scheiner O., Boltz-NitulescuG. Unsettling news: Indigestion medications promote type I allergy to food proteins. XXXII. Jahrestagung der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Dermatologische Forschung e.V. Innsbruck, Austria, March 3-5, 2005.

5.    Untersmayr E., Schöll I., Bakos N., Kundi M., Roth-Walter F., Szalai K., Swoboda I., Spitzauer S., Stahl-Skov P., Poulsen L. K., Scheiner O., Gabor F., Jensen-Jarolim E. Anti-acid therapy and food allergy. Annual Meeting of Austrian Society for Allergy and Immunology, Vienna, Austria, Dec 2-4, 2004.

4.    Bakos N., Schöll I., Szalai K., Untersmayr E., Jensen-Jarolim E. Allergic disorders in eldery are underdiagnosed: First epidemologic study in eldery people. Annual Meeting of Austrian Society for Allergy and Immunology, Vienna, Austria, Dec 2-4, 2004.

3.    Szalai K., Schöll I.,Förster-Waldl E., Riemer A. B., Boltz-Nitulescu G.,Polito L., Bolognesi A., Stirpe F., Jensen-Jarolim E. Occupational type I allergy to ribosome-inactivating proteins (RIPs) in researchers. Annual Meeting of Austrian Society for Allergy and Immunology, Vienna, Austria, Dec 2-4, 2004.

2.    Untersmayr E., Bakos N., Schöll I., Kundi M., Roth-Walter F., Szalai K., Riemer A. B., Boltz-Nitulescu G., Scheiner O., Jensen-Jarolim E. Anti-ulcer drugs promote IgE formation to dietary proteins: an epidemiological study. Symposium of the Collegium Internationale Allergologicum, Denmark, Bornholm, Aug. 24-30, 2004.

1.    Untersmayr E., Schöll I., Bakos N., Walter F., Szalai K., Kundi M., Riemer A. B., Boltz-Nitulescu G., Scheiner O., Jensen-Jarolim E. Anti-ulcer drugs promote food allergy in mouse and man. 9th International Symposium on immunological, chemical and clinical problems of food allergy, Budapest, Hungary, April 18-21, 2004.

Book contributions

4. Szalai K., Kopp T., Lukschal A., Wallmann J., Saint-Remy J-M., Pali I., Jensen-Jarolim E. House dust mite allergen Der p 1, but not Der p, 2 has the capacity for specific percutaneous sensitization, whereas both allergens induce acute dermatitis in BALB/c mice. (Proceedings of the 28th Symposium of the Collegium Internationale Allergologicum). 2010.

3. Wallmann J., Epstein M., Nittke T., Wegmann M., Szalai K., Kiefer F., Esterbauer H., Fehrenbach H., Pali I., Jensen-Jarolim E. Mimotope therapy reduces grass pollen-induced asthma in a physiologically relevant mouse model. (Proceedings of the 28th Symposium of the Collegium Internationale Allergologicum). 2010.

2. Jensen-Jarolim E., Schöll I., Szalai K. Gastrointestinaltrakt: mukosale Pathophysiologie

und Immunologie. SpringerWienNew York, 2006.

1. Untersmayr E., Bakos N., Schöll I., Kundi M., Roth-Walter F., Szalai K., Riemer A.B., Boltz-Nitulescu G., Scheiner O., Jensen-Jarolim E. Digestion-sensitive wheat proteins can induce food allergy. In: Löwenstein H, Bienenstock J, Ring J (eds).: From Genes to Phenotypes (Proceedings of the 25th Symposium of the Collegium Internationale Allergologicum). Hogrefe & Huber, Cambridge, MA/Göttingen, 2006: 93-96.

Original Publications

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National and international travel bursaries

2010                                     

Alain de Weck Travel Grant of the 28th Symposium of the Collegium International

Allergologicum (CIA)

2009                                     

Travel grant of the European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (EAACI)

2008                                     

Travel grant of 6th EAACI-GA²LEN Davos Meeting

Travel grant of Ö;sterreichische Forschungsgemeinschaft (Ö;FG)

Travel grant of the European ImmunoDermatology Society

2006                                     

Travel grant of 4th EAACI-GA²LEN Davos Meeting

Travel grant of 16th European Congress of Immunology (ECI)

2005                                      

Travel grant of European Society for Dermatological Research (ESDR)

Travel grant of Austrian Society for Allergology and Immunology (Ö;GAI) 

Honors

2010

Supervision of the project „Mouse models of Atopic dermatitis“, supported by the FFG

(Austrian Society for the Promotion of Research), which was assigned the “Generation

Innovation Trainee Award 2009”.

2009

JMA poster prize at the XXVIII Congress of the European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (EAACI)

Poster prize at the XXVIII Congress of the European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (EAACI)

Prize for the best oral presentation on the Karl Landsteiner Meeting of the Austrian Society for Allergology and Immunology (Ö;GAI)

2008

“FOCIS 2008 Poster of Distinction” on the Annual Meeting of the Federation of Clinical

Immunology Societies, Boston, USA 

2007

Poster prize at the 2nd International Symposium on Molecular Allergology, Rome, Italy

2006

3rd Prize of the Partnership of Education (PIE) by the European Foundation of Immunological Societies (EFIS), dedicated to the subject "Food for Thought"

Career activities

2012

GV-SOLAS course at the Veterinary University of Vienna

2007                                      

Basic scientific writing course at the MUW

Workshop within Career-Club for Female Scientists at the IPP - Department of

Pathophysiology, Center of Physiology, Pathophysiology and Immunology, Medical

University of Vienna / subjects: Communication, conflict management, team-building

Teaching activities

2013

Lectures and seminars (pathophysiology) for master students within the study program Interdisciplinary Master in Human-Animal Interactions, Vetmed Vienna

Workshop about "Why do we collect saliva from tiger?" for kinds within the organization of "Kindertierwoche" in Vienna Zoo.

2012

Lectures and seminars (anatomy, physiology) for master students within the study program Interdisciplinary Master in Human-Animal Interactions, Vetmed Vienna

Supervision of diploma student Julia Satorina (faculty of biology at the University of Vienna), Vetmed Vienna

2011                                   

“When allergy makes respiration difficult” workshop for adults within the program University

Meets Public

2010                                     

“When allergy makes respiration difficult” workshop for adults within the program University

Meets Public

Seminar in the PhD program CCHD/ MUW

Supervision of diploma student: Kathrin Thell (molecular biology), finished 2011

Supervision of PhD student: Caroline Stremnitzer (CCHD Programm)

2009                                     

Seminars for medical students at the MUW, functional pathophysiology (pathophysiology of

dermatological diseases)

Seminars for medical students at the MUW, mcw block 8 (Specific defence and Immunity)

“If allergy makes respiration difficult”, “Food allergy” workshops for adults within the program

University Meets Public

Workshop on “Food allergy” in the Children`s University Vienna

Supervision of 3 projects within the organization of “generation innovation Praktika” FFG

(österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft)

2008

“When allergy makes respiration difficult” workshop for adults in the organization of

University Meets Public

Workshop on the subject “Food allergy” and “Sports and nutrition” in Children`s University

Vienna

Supervision of PhD studies of Anna Lukschal, finished 2012

Supervision of diploma student: Richard Brunner (med. candidate), finished 2008

Supervision of diploma student: Rebecca Herzog (Academy of Medical, Technical,

Laboratory assistant), finished 2008

Seminars for medical students at the MUW, mcw block 8 (Specific defence and Immunity),

practical courses

2007                                     

“Allergy prevention”, informational workshop for high school students, IMBA, Vienna

Workshop “Food allergy” and “Sports and nutrition” within Children`s University Vienna

Seminars for medical students at the MUW, mcw block 8 (Specific defence and Immunity)

Seminar in the PhD program CCHD/ MUW

Supervision of MSci thesis of Anna Lukschal (finished 2008)

2006                                     

Workshop on “Food allergy” in the Children`s University Vienna

Supervision of MSci diploma thesis: Michael Scheidl

Seminar in the PhD program CCHD/ MUW

2005                                     

Scientific practical course/Medical University of Vienna (MUW) 

Oral presentations

10. Szalai K., Stremnitzer C., Starkl P., Willensdorfer A., Schrom S., Mildner M., Reichart U., Jensen-Jarolim E. Skin sensitization with the house dust mite allergen Der p 2 is not exclusively mediated by TLR4 actication. Ö;GAI (Austrian Society for Allergology and Immunology), Klosterneuburg, Austria, Nov 30, 2012.

9. Szalai K., Kopp T., LukschalA., Wallmann J., Saint-RemyJ-M., Pali-SchöllI., Jensen-JarolimE. Acute dermatitis with house dust mite allergens Der p 1 and De rp 2 in atopic versus non-atopic mouse models. 6ts PhD-Symposium of the Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, June 16-17, 2010.

8. Szalai K., Kopp T., Lukschal A., Wallmann J., Saint-Remy J. M., Pali-Schöll I., Jensen-Jarolim E. Percutaneous sensitization with Der p 1 and Der p 2 induces acute dermatitis in atopic and non-atopic mouse model. Karl Landsteiner Meeting 2009, Salzburg, Austria, Nov 6-7, 2009.

7. Szalai K., Wallmann J., Lukschal A., Jensen-Jarolim E. Allergen mimotopes for prophylaxis, therapy and diagnosis of type I allergy. 8th SFB Work-in-progress meeting. Ottenstein, Austria, October 13-14, 2009.

6. Szalai K., Wallmann J., Kopp T., Lukschal A., Saint-Remy J. M., Pali-Schöll I., Jensen-Jarolim E. Establishment of an allergic dermatitis mouse model for house dust mite allergy with recombinant allergens Der p 1 and Der p 2. European Immunodermatology Society Meeting, Rome, Italy, 3-4 Oct. 2008.

5. Szalai K., Scheidl M., Fuhrmann J., Wallmann J., Brunner R.,Vrtala S., Scheiner O., Saint-Remy J-M, Neumann D., Schöll I., Jensen-Jarolim E. Generated mimotopes determine conformational B-cell epitopes on the two major house dust mite allergens: tools for epitope-specific immunotherapy. 3rd PhD-Symposium of the Medical Univeristy of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, June 21-22, 2007.

4. Szalai K., Scheidl M., Fuhrmann J., Wallmann J., Brunner R.,Vrtala S., Scheiner O., Saint-Remy J-M, Neumann D., Schöll I., Jensen-Jarolim E. Mimotopes localize conformational epitopes on two major house dust mite allergens and are promising candidates for epitope-specific immunotherapy. 2nd International Symposium on Molecular Allergology, Rome, Italy, April 22-24, 2007.

3. Szalai K., Wallmann J., Untersmayr E., Scheidl M., Knittelfelder R., Hantusch B., Lukschal A., Boltz-Nitulescu G., Schöll I., Jensen-Jarolim E. Allergen mimotopes for epitope studies and vaccination. 5th SFB Work-in-progress meeting. Ottenstein, Austria, October 20-21, 2006.

2. Szalai K., Untersmayr E., Riemer A.B., Hemmer W., Swoboda I., Hantusch B., Schöll I., Spitzauer S., Scheiner O., Jasrisch R., Boltz-Nitulescu G., Jensen-Jarolim E. Generation of peptide-mimotopes to determine IgE epitopes on the major fish allergen, parvalbumin. 4th EAACI GA2LEN Davos Meeting, Grainau, Germany, Febr. 16-19, 2006.

1. Szalai K., Untersmayr E.,Riemer A.B., Hemmer W., Swoboda I., Scheiner O., Jarisch R., Boltz-Nitulescu G., Jensen-Jarolim E. Generation of peptide-mimotopes for the treatment of fish allergy. 35th Annual European Society for Dermatological Research Meeting, Tübingen, Germany, Sept 22-24, 2005.

Summary

Dr. Szalai was born in Györ/Hungary and studied biology at the University of Pécs/Hungary, but acquired her diploma thesis at the University of Vienna. In 2003 she started to work in the research group of Prof. Jensen-Jarolim at the Institute of Pathophysiology and Allergy Research, Medical University of Vienna in the field of allergy.  In August 2008 she defended her dissertation with excellency in the study program of Medical Doctor of Science (Dr. Med. Sci.). During these years, Dr. Szalai became an expert in the mimotope technology for the development of specific vaccines against allergy and cancer diseases and led several animal studies in this area. In the last years, her scientific work mostly focused on the model of atopic dermatitis and on the molecular features of house dust mite allergens. From April 2010 till December 2010 she was a Senior Scientist at the Biomedical International R+D GmbH team in Vienna and worked for vaccine development against allergy and tumor diseases with AAVLPs (adeno-associated virus-like particles). After one year maternity leave, she returned to the Biomedical company and finished the project work. In April 2012 Dr Szalai joined the group of “Comparative Medicine” at the Messerli Research Institute of the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna as Assistant Professor.

From November 2013 she became a member of the CD-Labor and is responsible for the research focusing on the molecular details and development of visualization of nerves during surgery.

(LINK Medline)