Linnea Thörnqvist of the Department of Immunotechnology was recently awarded a prize for best poster in experimental immunology at the 3rd international meeting on Stochasticity and Control in Immune Repertoire, in Haifa, Israel. The poster covered a current study on so-called public antibodies associated with allergic response to the timothy grass pollen allergen Phl p 2. Through analysis of heavy chain antibody transcripts of allergic individuals for instance using machine learning approaches, she has refined the characteristics of such antibodies involved in grass pollen allergy. These findings may e.g. be of relevance for development of biomarkers associated with allergy and allergy treatment.