Bianca Schaub is head of the Allergy-Immunology research group and Deputy Head of the Asthma and Allergy Department and Attending at the Pulmonary Department of Munich University Children´s Hospital, Munich, Germany.
After studying medicine in Munich, Germany, Dundee, Scotland and Melbourne, Australia, she completed her internship and residency training in Pediatrics. From 2002-2004 she was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Harvard University, Brigham and Women´s Hospital with Patricia Finn (Immunology, Pulmonary) and Diane Gold/Scott Weiss (Epidemiology).
After her return, she established the immunology-allergy research group in 2004. In 2016 she became Full Professor of Pediatrics at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich. Her main clinical focus is pediatric pulmonary & allergic diseases.
The main research interest of her group is to identify immunological mechanisms in the development of allergic diseases in childhood. Ongoing projects in several national and international birth cohort studies include the influences of regulatory immune responses of the infant immune system in the development of allergic diseases in childhood. Dr. Schaub has a strong interest in the effect of early maternal and environmental factors on the development of the fetal and infant immune system and subsequently the allergic phenotype.
Prof. Dr. Schaub has received several prestigious Respiratory Research Awards (Klosterfrau Research Award 2009, Pediatric Respiratory Research Award from ERS 2010, Johannes Wenner Award of GPP 2013, Henning Lowenstein Research Award 2013 of WAO, the Research Award 2013 from GPA, and the prestigious Research Award of the German Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (DGAKI) in 2016). She was scholar of the Comprehensive Pneumonology Center (CPC, a collaborative project of LMU Munich, Helmholtz Zentrum and Asklepios) in Munich, and is member of DZL (German Lung Centre).