International Advisory Board

Allen P. Kaplan, MD,Chairman International Advisory Board PAAIS

Allen P. Kaplan, MD,Chairman International Advisory Board PAAIS

Clinical Professor of Medicine,
Department of Medicine Medical University of South Carolina
Staff Physician
National Allergy, Asthma and Urticaria Centers of Charleston
Charleston, South Carolina

Allen P. Kaplan, MD, is clinical professor of medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and staff physician at the National Allergy, Asthma and Urticaria Centers of Charleston. Dr. Kaplan is a graduate of Columbia University and Downstate Medical School in Brooklyn, New York, where he received a doctorate of medicine (summa cum laude). He completed his specialty training in allergy and clinical immunology at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, and his rheumatology training at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Subsequently, he became director of allergic diseases at the National Institutes of Health, and then chairman of the Department of Medicine and director of Allergic Diseases at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Dr. Kaplan is board-certified in internal medicine, allergy and clinical immunology, rheumatology, and diagnostic laboratory immunology.

Dr. Kaplan is past president of the World Allergy Organization (2000–2003), the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology, and the Clinical Immunology Society. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology; the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology; and the American College of Physicians.

Dr. Kaplan has authored more than 300 articles, monographs, and editorials, and he edited the textbook titled Allergy, which is utilized in training programs throughout the world. In addition, he co-edited the textbook Urticaria and Angioedema as well as a two-volume textbook entitled

`Allergy and Allergic Diseases`.

Dr. Kaplan’s research interests focus on inflammatory mechanisms of allergic disease. He is a world-renowned authority on the mechanisms and treatment of urticaria and angioedema.

Prof Connie Ketalaris (Australia)

Prof Connie Ketalaris (Australia)

Dr Connie Katelaris is a Professor of Immunology & Allergy, University of Western Sydney and Head of Department and Senior Staff Specialist at Campbelltown Hospital. She also has a busy private consultant practice at Westmead.

Dr Katelaris is a past president of the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy, an immediate past president of the Asian Pacific Association of Allergology, Asthma and Clinical Immunology, and she has held executive positions on the World Allergy Organisation Board. Connie has a special clinical interest in all aspects of allergic diseases in children and adults and her research interests include aerobiological surveys, latex allergy, drug allergy,food allergy and clinical trials in ocular disorders, allergic rhinoconjunctivitis, asthma and hereditary angioedema.

Prof Marcus Maruer (Germany)

Prof Marcus Maruer (Germany)

Professor of Dermatology and AllergyDirector of ResearchDepartment of Dermatology and AllergyAllergie-Centrum-Charité at theCharité – Universitätsmedizin BerlinCharitéplatz 1, 10117 Berlin, GermanyTel: +49 30 450 518 043

Education 1986 – 1994 Medical School, U of Mainz and U of Berlin 1994 M.D., summa cum laude, Freie Universität Berlin 2001

Board Certification: Dermatology 2003 Board Certification: Allergology

Professional experience 1994 – 1996 Resident, Department of Dermatology, Virchow-Klinikum and Charité, Freie Universität Berlin

1996 – 1999 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dpts. of Pathology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center & Harvard Medical School

1999 – 2003 Tenure-track Investigator & Group leader, Dept. of Dermatology, University Mainz

2003 – 2004 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Dermatology, University Mainz 2004 – 2005 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Dermatology and Allergy, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

2005 – present Associate Professor, Dept. of Dermatology and Allergy, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

2007 – present Director of Research, Dept. of Dermatology and Allergy, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

2010 – present Adjunct Professor for Dermatology, Dept. of Dermatology, Syddansk Universitet, Odense (Denmark) 2011 Section Head, F1000 Urticaria, Vasculitis & Connective Tissue Disease Section

2012 – present Adjunct Professor of Dermatology and Allergology, Medical School of 1st Hospital of Beijing University

2016 – present Adjunct Professor School of Medical Science, Griffith University, gold Coast Queensland (Australia)

Membership in scientific Societies Society of Investigative Dermatology, European Society of Dermatological Research, Arbeitsgemeinschaft Dermatologische Forschung, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Allergologie und klinische Immunologie, Deutsche Dermatologische Gesellschaft, European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (member), European Dermatology Forum (member), Foundation for Pollen Information Service (board member)

Other activities Urticaria Network e.V. – President; GA2LEN e.V. – Treasurer Member of Editorial Board – Advances in Dermatology and Allergology

Scientific areas of interest Characterization of physiological functions of mast cells, neuroimmunology, inflammation, innate immunity, tolerance

Clinical focus Urticaria, mastocytosis, angioedema, pruritus, skin infections, allergic diseases

>380 peer reviewed publications, 39 books and book chapters

Prof.Bassam Mahboub

Prof.Bassam Mahboub

Professor of Allergy and Immunology, Sharjah University, UAE



Prof.Carmen Galan

Prof.Carmen Galan

Professor at the University of Córdoba, Spain
1-Member of International Advisory Board PAAIS
2-Patron, Pakistan Aerobiology Group

Carmen Galán is Full Professor at the University of Córdoba, Spain. Carmen obtained the degree on Biological Sciences in 1982. She received a doctoral degree in Botany in 1987, obtaining in 1988 the PhD Special Award from the University of Córdoba. From 2010 she is Coordinator of the Doctorate Program Natural Resources and Sustainable Management in the University of Córdoba. Carmen was President of the International Association for Aerobiology (IAA) from 2002 to 2006. She is coordinator of the Spanish Aerobiology network (REA) from 1998 and Coordinator of the Quality Control Working Group in the European Aerobiology Society (EAS). Carmen has participates in the Expert Group for report on User Requirements Registry for Aeroallergens, Group Earth Observation System (GEOS), during 2010. She was CoChair of World Allergy Organization Aeroallergen Committee, World Allergy Organization (WAO), 2014-2016. Nowadays, Carmen is Scientific Editor of the Aerobiologia journal (Ed. Springer, Netherlands), indexed in the JCR. She has been involved in differ research projects, at national and international level, e.g. FP4 to FP7, LIFE-Environment, COST Actions, Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions and Erasmus + K2 at European level.

Prof. Farideh Zakeri

Prof. Farideh Zakeri

Professor of Molecular Genetics,
Member of International Advisory Board PAAIS

Dr. Farideh Zakeri obtained the degree on “Biological Sciences” in 1989 and a master degree in “Medical Immunology” in 1992. She received her first PhD degree in “Science” from Chiba University of Science and Technology, Chiba-Japan in 2007, and her second PhD in “Molecular Genetics” from Tarbiat modares University, Tehran-Iran in 2011. From 2003 she has been the Head of Medical Care Division, the Head of Research and Development Division and Chief Research Scientist at National Radiation Protection, Science and Technology Research Institute, Tehran-Iran. From 2012 she has been Research Assistant Professor at Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Department of Technology of Radiology and Radiotherapy, Tehran- Iran. She is a member of Immunology and Allergy Society of Iran and has been involved in different research projects, at national and international level and has published more than 35 articles, 4 books and book chapters. She has done great internationally recognized research in occupationally and environmentally induced immunological and allergic diseases. Dr. Zakeri’s research interests focus on cytogenetics, immune response of cells to chemical or physical agents, immunoadaptive and inflammatory responses and immunological and allergy related diseases.

Prof. Anchalee Tungtrongchitr, M.D., Ph.D.

Prof. Anchalee Tungtrongchitr, M.D., Ph.D.

Assoc. Prof. Anchalee Tungtrongchitr, M.D., Ph.D.
Head of Department of Parasitology,
Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Thailand
Dr. Anchalee Tungtrongchitr has been the Director of Siriraj Dust Mite Center for Services and Research (SDMC) from 2008-2013. Subsequently, she became the head of Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital. She is a member of the committee of The Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Association of Thailand. Her scientific areas of interests focus on insect allergy especially house dust mite and cockroach allergy. She has nearly 20 years’ experience in the fields of house dust mite cultivation, anti-mite products testing, development of indoor allergen detection kit, allergen characterization and identification. Current projects involve the development of new generation of cockroach allergy vaccine which focusing on the function of regulatory T cells epitopes, component-resolved diagnosis (CRD) and immunotherapy (CRIT) including canine allergy.
Dr. Tungtrongchitr has published more than 80 articles, 5 books and book chapters and own several intellectual properties. She got several awards e.g. Inventor Award for The development of test kits for detection and quantification of American cockroach allergen, Per a 9; Outstanding Technologist Group Award from Foundation for the Promotion of Science and Technology under the Patronage of H.M. the King: Project entitled “Development of house dust mite and vaccine production for industrial scale”, Outstanding Project Award from The Prime Minister’s Office for the Project entitled “Sustainability of house dust mite cultivation development from research to commercial application” and etc.