The Pollen Indicator processes the data provided by the network of 8 robotic pollen monitors in Bavaria with just a 3hrs time lag.

Bavaria is world-wide the first state that implemented a network of pollen monitors that, by image recognition, determine the quantity of pollen in the air. This data is provided online for free. The Pollen Indicator connects to the pollen robot in Munich and displays the concentrations of different pollen currently in the air in Munich. Vertically the expected level of allergic symptoms is displayed, horizontally the exact concentration of airborne pollen is displayed.

ZAUM expects that this Pollen Indicator helps Bavarian Citizens to better cope with their allergic diseases and to create awareness, by delivering actual pollen counts.

Neues Insektengiftallergen entdeckt

Münchener CAI Forscher des Zentrums für Allergie und Umwelt (ZAUMs) und der TUM Klinik für Dermatologie und Allergologie in Kooperation mit Forschern aus Luxemburg, Spanien und Dänemark identifizieren die Dipetidyl Peptidase Pol d 3 als Hauptallergen des Feldwespengiftes.
Das Insekt, welches zur Gattung Polistes zählt ist in den USA und Südeuropa verbreitet. Jedoch ist eine Ausbreitung auf Grund des Klimawandels auch in Mitteleuropa zu erwarten. Umso erfreulicher ist die Entdeckung, da die Identifizierung des Allergens Pol 3 d die Möglichkeit bietet Polistesgiftallergien in Zukunft besser zu diagnostizieren und somit gefährliche Anaphylaxien zu verhindern.

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European Socity for Dermatological Research (ESDR) Rudi Cormane Lecture

The Rudi Cormane Lecture is ESDR’s most prestigious lecture. It is given by an internationally recognized individual who has made a significant contribution to the ESDR and who has carried out high quality science relevant to dermatology. Prof Rudi Cormane (1925-1987) was a founding member of the ESDR as well as serving as its Treasurer and President.