Prof. Dr. Monika Raulf

IPA
Department of Allergology/Immunology
Bürkle-de-la-Camp-Platz 1
44789 Bochum
Tel.: +49 30 13001-4310
Fax: +49 30 13001-4302

Employment Experience

Since 1990 head of competence center Allergology/Immunology at the Institute for Prevention and Occupational Medicine of the German Social Accident Insurance, Institute of the Ruhr-University Bochum (IPA) (Head: Prof. Dr. med. Th. Brüning).

The research main topics: "Occupational allergy/allergen structure analysis and cellular aspects of occupational allergy, asthma and rhinitis; Standardization and quantification of occupational allergens; Differentiation between irritative and allergic reactions (non-invasive methods)".

1987 – 1990 post-doctoral fellowship/research assistant at the Ruhr-University Bochum, Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology (Head: Prof. Dr. W. Opferkuch), working group: Defense mechanisms (Head: Prof. Dr. W. König) with the research topics: a) Effects of environmental chemicals on the cellular immune reactions and b) Effects of bacterial toxins on inflammatory cell populations.

Education

  • 2009 professorship at the Faculty of Medicine (extraordinary professor)
  • 2001 postdoctoral lecture qualification (Habilitation) in the Faculty of Medicine of the Ruhr-University Bochum for Experimental Allergology and Immunology
  • 1988 PhD (Dr. rer. nat.); Doctoral thesis in the faculty of biology: “Studies of the release and metabolization of leukotrienes by human neutrophils”; at the Ruhr-University Bochum, Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology (Head: Prof. Dr. W. Opferkuch), working group: Defense mechanisms (Head: Prof. Dr. W. König)
  • 1977 -1982 Studies of chemistry and biology at the Ruhr-University Bochum, final degree: 1. state examination

Awards

  • 2003: Award of the "Stiftung Kanert für Allergieforschung des Stifterverbandes für die deutsche Wissenschaft", Davos, Schweiz: "Studies of cross-reactivity between natural rubber latex and food – determination of the sensitization profiles of patients with latex-fruit-syndrome"
  • 1990: Award of the state North-Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) for young scientists; project: "Influence of environmental hazardous substances on the release of allergic and inflammatory mediators and the intracellular signal transduction."

Publications

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  • Number of papers in refereed journals (Medline-listed): more than 220
  • Number of papers in other journals: more than 70
  • Number of review papers: 60
  • Number of book chapters: 30
  • Invited oral presentations: more than 80
  • Number of communications to scientific meetings: more than 400

Professional Society Memberships

  • Honorary membership of the Allergy Society of South Africa (ALLSA) since 2007
  • German Society of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (DGAUM) since 2005
  • Collegium International Allergologium (CIA) since 2004
  • European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (EAAC)) since 2001 (2007 - 2012 secretary and chair of the interest group of occupational allergy)
  • German Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (DGAKI; Dt. Gesellschaft für Allergie- und Immunitätsforschung) since 1999; (since 2002 in the advisory board; 2007 - 2011 chair of the environmental and occupational medicine section; since 2011 member of the enlarged steering committee)
  • German Society of Cytometry (Dt. Gesellschaft für Zytometrie) since 1991
  • German Society of Immunology (DGI; Dt. Gesellschaft für Immunologie) since 1988
  • IUIS Allergen Nomenclature Sub-Committee
  • WHO/IUIS Allergen Standardization Committee

Several scientific awards

  • 2010: XXIX EAACI Congress, London, UK:
    "Application of non-invasive methods to assess current airway inflammation in health care workers ten years after the latex ban in Germany" Raulf-Heimsoth M, van Kampen V, Sucker K, Heinze E, Eliakopoulos C, Brüning T, Merget R
  • 2009: XXVIII EAACI Congress, Warschau, Polen:
    "Baker´s asthma - determination of individual allergen sensitisation profiles to recombinant wheat flour proteins and cross-reactive carbohydrate determinants (CCD)" Sander I, Rozynek P, Rihs HP, van Kampen V, Chew FT, Lee WS, Kotschy-Lang N, Merget R, Brüning T, Raulf-Heimsoth M. "Quantification of cow hair allergens with a two-sided enzyme immunoassay" Zahradnik E, Sander I, Flagge A, Fleischer C, Schierl R, Nowak D, Sültz J, Brüning T, Raulf-Heimsoth M.
  • 2009: 4. Gemeinsamer Deutscher Allergie-Kongress, Berlin:
    "Klinische Relevanz einer berufsbedingten IgE-vermittelten Nadelholz-Allergie" Kespohl S, Kotschy-Lang N, Maryska S, Brüning T, Raulf-Heimsoth M. "Einsatz von elektrostatischen staubbindenden Filtern (EDC-Samplern) zur Bestimmung der Exposition gegen Rinderhaarallergene" Zahradnik E, Sander I, Bruckmaier L, Fleischer C, Flagge A, Sültz J, Brüning T, Raulf-Heimsoth M.
  • 2008: XXVII EAACI Congress, Barcelona, Spain:
    "Allergen content of grass-pollen preparations for skin prick test and for sublingual immunotherapy". Sander I, Fleischer C, Meurer U, Brüning T, Raulf-Heimsoth M.
  • 2008: 3. Gemeinsamer Deutscher Allergie-Kongress 2008, Erfurt:
    "Studie zur Prognose der berufsbedingten Latexallergie im Gesundheitswesen". Van Kampen V, Kromark K, Nienhaus A, Raulf-Heimsoth M, Brüning T, Merget R.
  • 2007: Honorary Membership awarded to Dr. Monika Raulf-Heimsoth in recognition for her outstanding contributions presented at the Allergy Society of South Africa (ALLSA) Annual Meeting in Cape Town, South Africa.
  • 2007: XXVI EAACI Congress, Goteburg, Sweden: "Hypersensitivity pneumonitis to phytase from Trichoderma reesei”. Sander I, van Heemst R, de Jong L, Houba R, Idema R, Belderbos H, Zahradnik E, Brüning T, Raulf-Heimsoth M.
  • 2007: 2. Gemeinsamer Deutscher Allergie-Kongress 2007, Lübeck:
    "In vitro Charakterisierung von Graspollen-Pricktestlösungen und -sublingualen Immuntherapeutika verschiedener Hersteller". Sander I, Fleischer C, Meurer U, Brüning T, Raulf-Heimsoth M. "Bewertung von Hautpricktest und IgE-Bestimmung unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der prädiktiven Bedeutung für das Ergebnis von Expositionstests mit Roggenmehl". van Kampen V, Merget R, Sander I, Rabstein S, Broding HC, Keller C, Müsken H, Overlack A, Schultze-Werninghaus G, Walusiak J, Brüning T, Raulf-Heimsoth M.
  • 2006: 42. Tagung der Gesellschaft für Lungen- und Atmungsforschung e.V. in Bochum:
    "Detektion von Labortierallergenen mit einem semiquantitativen Schnelltest". Zahradnik E, Koets M, Tolba R, Sander I, van Amerongen A, Doekes G, Renström A, Brüning T, Raulf-Heimsoth M.
  • 2004: XXIII EAACI Congress, Amsterdam, Netherlands: "Putative class I chitinase is a major allergen in obeche wood (Triplochiton scleroxylon)". Kespohl S, Sander I, Merget R, Petersen A, Meyer HE, Gastaminza G, Brüning T, Raulf-Heimsoth M.
  • 2002: 43. Congress of the "Deutschen Gesellschaft für Pneumologie und der 22. Tagung der Gesellschaft für Allergologie und klinische Immunologie", Bochum:
    "Acerolamarkhaltiger Apfelsaft als Auslöser einer anaphylaktischen Reaktion bei einem latexsensibilisierten Patienten". Stark R, Sander I, Maryska S, Rihs HP, Brüning T, Voshaar Th, Raulf-Heimsoth M.
  • 1999: 3. Valamo Conference on Environmental Health and Risk Assessment Irritation – Inflammation – Immunology, Heinävesi, Finland:
    "T-cell responses to native and recombinant allergens", Raulf-Heimsoth M, Rihs HP, Rozynek P, Baur X.

Editorial Board Member of:

  • Allergologie
  • Allergo Journal
  • International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
  • Atemwegs- und Lungenkrankheiten

Reviewer for the following journals/institutions:

Allergo Journal; ALLSA (Allergy Society of South Africa); Archives of Toxicology; Clinical and Experimental Allergy; Current Medical Research and Opinion; European Respiratory Journal; Faculty of Applied Sciences, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa; German Research Foundation (DFG;International Archives of Allergy and Immunology; International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health; International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health; Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology; Österreichische Nationalbank – Jubiläumsfond; Pediatric Allergy and Immunology; Proteomics; The Faseb Journal; University of Salzburg