Rudolf Valenta

Rudolf Valenta graduated from the Medical University of Vienna in 1987 and received a M.D. degree. From 1993 to 1998, he studied as postdoc at the Department of General and Experimental Pathology, University of Vienna. Since 1993, he has been the Head of the group “Molecular Immunopathology” in the Division of Immunopathology. Rudolf Valenta has been working in the field of allergy research for more than 30 years. Starting with the molecular and immunological characterization of important allergens, he continued to develop recombinant allergen-based diagnostic tests as well as therapeutic allergy vaccines based on recombinant allergens and genetically engineered hypo-allergens and advanced them into clinical application. He has been awarded several prestigious national and international awards, among them the START Award of the FWF, the International Pharmacia Award and the Sarstedt Award. Rudolf Valenta’s work is highly cited (h-index: 99, citations: 35.719 according to Scopus, 06/08/2021) ), he has published more than 700 original scientific publications, reviews and book chapters, more than 140 patents/patent applications and introduced recombinant allergens into diagnosis and treatment of allergic diseases.