Uwe E. Berger MBA
My calling oscillates between two poles: Science and application in practice. The use for pollen allergy sufferers is paramount. The following mosaic pieces are my starting points to move issues for pollen allergy sufferers forward since I am a pollen allergy sufferer myself.
“Pollen information is a mission, not a business“ – I dedicated myself with this guiding principle to allergen avoidance in the service of pollen allergy sufferers. Pollen forecasts and the best possible information must be free accessible for the population and thus be free of charge. The services of the Austrian pollen information service (https://www.pollenwarndienst.at/en.html) are expanded due to constant research and our scientific contributions. A driver for improvements are the close cooperation with national and international partners as well as the feedback from users and pollen allergy sufferers.
Leader of the Austrian pollen information service at the Medical University of Vienna
„Pollen crosses borders“ – a sound pollen forecast requires to take a broader view outside the home country as well as a reliable team within the home country. Polleninfo.org (www.polleninfo.org) is the successful networking of pollen information services in Europe and provides a platform for all relevant information.
Developer and administrator of polleninfo.org
Every good and sound pollen forecast must be built on a solid database. Pollen data are one of the essential sources. Continuous and high quality pollen data are of inestimable value for science, clinical trials and pollen information. I myself was involved in the development of the European pollen database in Vienna and this database is my particular concern as core of international cooperation in this field of science.
Coordinator and leader of EAN (European Aeroallergen Network; https://www.ean-net.org/en.html), the network for the European pollen database at the Medical University of Vienna
Many questions concerning pollen allergy remain still unanswered. I encountered ideas for new developments again and again during my search for answers in international projects, clinical trials or routine work. These include the Patient´s Hayfever Diary, risk questionnaires and the mobile application “Pollen”. The awareness of directly assisting people and supporting pollen allergy sufferers boosts my creativity.
Leader of the research group “Aerobiology and pollen information” at the Medical University of Vienna
Thirst for adventure and a certain ruthlessness concerning my own, physical integrity is said about my private interests. Those are comprised of nearly everything that happens outside and possesses at least one horsepower: riding, fishing, hunting, driving (and exhausting) cars and enjoying the idyll of North America in the community of native Americans.
Uwe E. Berger
Medical University of Vienna
Währinger Gürtel 18-20
Tel: +43 1 40400 33430