Prof. Dr. med. Kirsten is full professor at the Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin and head of the “Research Center for Pediatric Allergy”. Her research experience spans the spectrum of pediatric allergy with a particular focus on food allergy. She is principle investigator on several national and international studies and clinical trials. The results of her research have been published in over 100 peer-reviewed publications. She is an active member of several national and international societies and was involved in various guidelines on food allergy, anaphylaxis and allergy prevention.