The UCARE LevelUp journal club is an online format of 30 minutes where junior UCARE physicians will present recent publications on CU for subsequent discussion with participants. The journal club will be held every 2nd Thursday, from 12.00 to 12:45 pm CET.

Are you a UCARE physician and would like to become our next presenter?

Why should I present a paper at the UCARE journal club?

You are fascinated by mast cells and your daily work is related to mast cells or mast cell-driven diseases? You have read an interesting paper and want to discuss the findings with other researchers in the field? You want to improve your presentation skills or you just want to network and get in touch with other groups because you have read about their work and want to share ideas or start a collaboration?

If you can answer just one of the above questions with YES you should contact our Journal Club Team.

How to become a Journal Club presenter?

Simply write an email including the presenter’s name, the name of their organization, their email address and suggested topic/ paper they would like to Niklas Mahnke. The current rotation list can be views here.

Which papers are of potential interest?

Best suited to be presented at the JC are high impact papers (not reviews) that that have been recently published (ideally not older than 12 months). The topics include, of course, Urticaria and Angioedema but also other mast cell-associated diseases and basic research on mast cell biology and their interaction with other cells.

We are looking forward to seeing you soon!

Coming up:


June 13, 2024 from 12.00 to 12.45 pm CET UCARE LevelUP Journal Club!

Carlos Rodriguez (IFA Berlin) will speak about

Lin− CD117+CD34+FcεRI+ progenitor cells are increased in chronic spontaneous urticaria and predict clinical responsiveness to anti-IgE therapy” – Ridge et al, 2024, Allergy.”

To join us on Thursday, June 13, please click HERE

If you are an ACARE or UCARE physician and would like to present a paper, get in touch with Niklas Mahnke at niklas-amadeus.mahnkeATcharite.berlin and Julia Föll at julia.foellATga2len.berlin

Please find the rotation list below, there are still many open slots, starting with August 29.

June 27, 2024 from 12.00 to 12.45 pm CET UCARE LevelUP Journal Club!

Melba Munoz-Roldan (IFA Berlin) will speak about

Zhu L, Jian X, Zhou B, Liu R, Muñoz M, Sun W, Xie L, Chen X, Peng C, Maurer M, Li J. Gut microbiota facilitate chronic spontaneous urticaria. Nat Commun. 2024 Jan 2;15(1):112. doi: 10.1038/s41467-023-44373-x. PMID: 38168034; PMCID: PMC10762022.

To join us on Thursday, June 27, please click HERE

If you are an ACARE or UCARE physician and would like to present a paper, get in touch with Niklas Mahnke at niklas-amadeus.mahnkeATcharite.berlin and Julia Föll at julia.foellATga2len.berlin

Please find the rotation list below, there are still many open slots, starting with August 29.