Department of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Infectious Diseases Care Pte Ltd
Pierre Rougé, was graduated in both Pharmacy and Biological Sciences in 1964 and obtained his PhD in Pharmacy in 1972. His research activity on plant lectins started in 1970 and he obtained his PhD in Plant Biochemistry in 1977, and was appointed as Professor of Pharmacy at Toulouse University in 1977. He further integrated the CNRS in 1992. In 2011 he joined a new research team at the IRD 152 unit of the Faculty of Pharmacy with the aim to develop research on the use of plant lectins as specific anti-cancer drug-carriers for the PDT of cancer, and plant allergens for both the diagnosis and care (hypoallergens). He also participate in a research program aimed to reduce the genuine allergenic potency of edible seeds, especially peanut and tree nuts, using various physico-chemical approaches. His research activity is also focused on the structure-function relationships of plant allergens (epitopes of peanut, tree nuts, latex and fruit allergens). He published more than 150 publications. He is an expert at the french ANSES food safety agency for evaluating the allergenicity of GM plants, and he is included in the EFSA's expert database (European Food Safety Authority). He actively participates in many scientific meetings organized under the auspices of the French Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology to improve the knowledge of allergologists and paediatricians on food allergy, especially in children.
Plant allergens, insect allergens, IgE-binding epitopes, structure-function relationships, allergenicity, molecular allergens, 3D-structure of allergens