Ground breaking airmid Research to be presented at European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Angela SoutheyCongratulations to Dr Angela Southey as the Scientific Programme Committee of the 30th Congress of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology have invited Angela to present her research A new method for assessing feather and down serum protein contamination for presentation at the 30th Congress of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, to be held in Istanbul, Turkey on 11-15 June 2011.

The theme of Dr Southey’s paper follows two years of research in the concept that asthma and allergy sufferers are not necessarily hypersensitive to Feather and Down, but rather to the accumulated mites and serum proteins. Angela’s new investigation addresses effective removal tactics and verification of these accumulated antigens

Dr Southey heads up our Virology Laboratory and Environmental Testing Chambers and has also been working on specialist augmented immunoassay techniques and the research on bird serum proteins.

Angela qualified with a BSc. in Microbiology from UCC, before going on to complete a PhD in Lung Fibrosis in UCD. She then spent two years working in Japan on Ulcerative Colitis with Tanabe Seiyaku Ltd. Returning to Ireland she took up a senior research position in the Veterinary College, UCD followed by extensive industry experience in the diagnostic area with Wyeth Biopharma and Abbott Diagnostics.

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