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 8 weeks with rotating presentations and rotating moderators.

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:

August 31 from 12.00 to 12.45 pm CET, for the UCARE LevelUP Journal Club!

João Marcelino (Setúbal) will speak on:

“Differentiation between control subjects and patients with chronic spontaneous urticaria based on the ability of anti-IgE autoantibodies (AAbs) to induce FcεRI crosslinking, as compared to anti-FcεRIa AAbs” – Izaki et al., 2019, Allergology Internat

Join us on Thursday, August 31, please click HERE

Find the paper HERE

If you are an ACARE or UCARE physician and would like to present a paper, get in touch with Niklas Mahnke at

Please find the rotation list below, there are still many open slots, starting with September 14.