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University of Zurich Children's Hospital, Allergy Research Group

Christian Bieli

Christian Bieli

The focus of Christian Bieli's scientific work at the University of Zurich Children's Hospital is on the role that environmental and genetic factors play in the development of atopic diseases. Furthermore, he his engaged in doing part of the field work in the Swiss branch of the PASTURE cohort.

Christian Bieli graduated from medical school at the University of Basel, Switzerland, and did his PhD in medical sciences (epidemiology) in Charlotte Braun-Fahrländer’s group at the ‘Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine’ in Basel. Currently he completes a clinical paediatric training at the Zurich University Children’s Hospital and also works as a research fellow in Roger Lauener's laboratory conducting statistical analyses of biological data in the context of epidemiological studies.

Caroline Roduit
Caroline Roduit

Caroline Roduit joined Roger Lauener's group at the University of Zurich Children’s Hospital in 2008.
Her main research interest in the EFRAIM study is on the development of paediatric respiratory and allergic diseases with regards to the innate immunity and environmental factors. She graduated from medical school in Geneva, Switzerland, in 2000 and also completed her residency training in paediatrics there.

In 2007, Caroline Roduit graduated the Masters Programme for Public Health at the Erasmus MC University of Rotterdam in the Netherlands.


Remo Frei Remo Frei

Remo Frei is postdoc at Roger Lauener’s laboratory at the University of Zurich Children's Hospital and responsible for the EFRAIM investigations there.
He is interested in the environmental influence on the development of the innate immune system, in immunoglobulin class switching and in the antibody repertoire of children in the context of allergic diseases.

Remo Frey studied biochemistry at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich and did his PhD at the University Children’s Hospital of Zurich in Roger Lauener's group.

Susanne Loeliger
Caroline Roduit

Susanne Loeliger has been member of the PASTURE/EFRAIM group from the very beginning of the study. She is responsible for organizing the processing of blood samples from the Swiss PASTURE cohort participants. Susanne Loeliger additionally is involved in RNA analysis and other analysing projects in the EFRAIM study which are carried out by Roger Lauener's group.

She obtained her diploma as a Technician at the University of Ulm, Germany, and worked with various research groups at the University of Zurich and the University of Linköping, Sweden. Since 1995, she has been working with Roger Lauener's research group and is responsible for organizing the laboratory.