Prof. Rudolf Valenta Bio : Prof. Rudolf Valenta

Rudolf Valenta

POSITION

Head of the Division of Immunopathology, Dept. of Pathophysiology and Allergy Research, Medical University of Vienna, Austria. 
Professor for Allergology, Medical University of Vienna

EDUCATION
M.D. Degree 1987, University of Vienna 
Postdoctoral Training, University of Vienna and University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.

RESEARCH INTERESTS 

Basic features of antigens and immune recognition of antigens 
Pathomechanisms of IgE-associated allergy 
Development of new forms of diagnosis and therapy for allergy 
Development of new forms of diagnosis and therapy for viral infections

AWARDS AND HONORS

1991     Clemens von Pirquet Award of the Austrian Society for Allergology and

Immunology

1992     Gold Medal of the Foundation of Allergy Research of Europe (F.A.R.E.)

1992     Karl Landsteiner Award of the Austrian Society for Allergology and

Immunology

1992     Theodor Billroth Award Austrian Medical Society

1993     Scientific Award of Niederösterreich

1994     Sandoz Award for Biology-Austria

1996     International Award of the Pharmacia Allergy Research Foundation

1998     START Award of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF)

2000     6th Sarstedt Award for the genetic analysis of allergy-eliciting substances and

their recombinant production (after: J. Klose and P. H. O’Farrell 1986 Two-dimensional electrophoresis, H. Towbin, T. Staehelin and J. Gordon, Western

blot 1988, M. Wilchek and E. A. Bayer Biotin-Avidin system 1990, F. S.

Collins, J. R. Riordan, L.-C. Tsui Cystic fibrosis gene 1993, B. Vogelstein and

D. Sidransky Molecular biology of malignant tumors 1997)

2001     Alois Sonnleitner Award for Immunology of the Austrian Academy of

Sciences

2006     Corresponding member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences

2009     Paul Ehrlich Award for Experimental Research of the European Academy of

Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI)

2011     Forschungspreis ”Atopische Dermatitis” der Stiftung Pro Derma, Hamburg

2012     “Inventor of the year 2012” of the Medical University of Vienna

2013     “Würdigungspreis Wissenschaft 2013 des Landes Niederösterreich“

2013     Shortlisted for Else Kröner Fresenius Award

2014     Selected among best five scientists of the Medical University of Vienna


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