Sigríður Jónsdóttir



Immunologist at the Keldur Institute for Experimental Pathology, University of Iceland.

Email: siggajons [at]
Phone: +354 585 5121

The Institute for Experimental Pathology at Keldur, University of Iceland, Keldnavegi 3, 112 Reykjavík, Iceland.

Research profile - Publication
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Sigríður Jónsdóttir

2020 - present, Immunologist at the Keldur Institute for Experimental Pathology, University of Iceland.
2017 - 2020, post-doctoral fellow at University of Bern, Vetsuisse Faculty, Department of Clinical Research and Veterinary Public Health, Division of Experimental Clinical Research.

2012 - 2017, PhD in Biomedical sciences, University of Iceland. 
2009 - 2011, MS in Biomedical sciences, University of Iceland.
2005 - 2008, BS in Biology, University of Iceland.

Stefansdottir, S. B., Jonsdottir, S., Kristjansdottir, H., Svansson, V., Marti, E., & Torsteinsdottir, S. (2022). Establishment of a Protocol for Preventive Vaccination Against Equine Insect Bite Hypersensitivity. Vet Immunol Immunopathol, 110502.

Marti, E., Novotny, E., Cvitas, I., Wilson, A. D., Torsteinsdottir, S., Fettelschoss-Gabriel, A., Jonsdottir, S. Immunopathogenesis and immunotherapy of Culicoides hypersensitivity in horses. An update. (2021). Vet Dermatol, 32(6), 579-e156.
J. Birras, S.J. White, S. Jonsdottir, E. Novotny, A. Ziegler, A.D. Wilson, R.  Frey, S. Torsteinsdottir, M. Alcocer, E. Marti. (2021). First clinical expression of equine insect bite hypersensitivity is associated with co-sensitization to multiple Culicoides allergens. PLoS One, 16(11), e0257819.
Jonsdottir S., Torsteinsdottir S., Svansson V., Gudbrandsson J., Stefansdottir S. B., Bjornsson J. M., Arna Runarsdottir, A., Marti, E. (2021). Comparison of recombinant Culicoides allergens produced in different expression systems for IgE serology of insect bite hypersensitivity in horses of different origins. Vet Immunol Immunopathol, 238, 110289.
Novotny, E. N., White, S., Wilson, A. D., Stefansdottir, S.B., Tijhaar, E., Jonsdottir, S., Frey, R., Reiche, D., Rose, H., Rhyner, C., Schüpbach-Regula, G., Torsteinsdottir, S., Alcocer, M., Marti, E. (2021). Component-resolved microarray analysis of IgE sensitization profiles to Culicoides recombinant allergens in horses with insect bite hypersensitivity. Allergy, 76(4):1147-57.

Jonsdottir, S., Fettelschoss, V., Olomski, F., Talker, S. C., Mirkovitch, J., Rhiner, T., Birkmann, K., Thoms, F., Wagner, B., Bachmann, M. F., Kündig, T. M., Marti, E., and Fettelschoss-Gabriel, A.(2020). Safety profile of a virus-like particle-based vaccine targeting self-protein Interleukin-5 in horses. Vaccines (Basel). 8(2):213.
Olomski, F., Fettelschoss, V., Jonsdottir, S., Birkmann, K., Thoms, F., Marti, E., Bachmann, M. F., Kündig, T. M., Fettelschoss-Gabriel, A. (2020).  Interleukin 31 in insect bite hypersensitivity – alleviating clinical symptoms by active vaccination against itch. Allergy, 75(4):862-871.

Jonsdottir, S., Cvitas, I., Svansson, V., Gabriel-Fettelschoss, A., Torsteinsdottir S. and Marti E. (2019). New strategies for prevention and treatment of insect bite hypersensitivity in horses. Curr Derm Rep, 8, 303–312.
Thorsteinsdottir, L., Jonsdottir, S., Stefansdottir, S. B., Wimer, C., Wagner, B.,  Marti, E., Torsteinsdottir, S ,  Svansson, V. (2019) The effect of maternal immunity on the equine gammaherpesvirus type 2 and 5 viral load and antibody response. PLoS One, 14(6), e0218576.

Torsteinsdottir, S., Scheidegger, S., Baselgia, S., Jonsdottir, S., Svansson, V., Bjornsdottir, S. and Marti, E. (2018). A prospective study on insect bite hypersensitivity in horses exported from Iceland into Switzerland. Acta Vet Scand, 60(1), 69.
Jonsdottir, S., Stefansdottir, S. B., Kristinarson, S. B., Svansson, V., Bjornsson, J. M., Runarsdottir, A., Wagner, B., Marti, E., & Torsteinsdottir, S. (2018). Barley produced Culicoides allergens are suitable for monitoring the immune response of horses immunized with E. coli expressed allergens. Vet Immunol Immunopathol, 201, 32-37.
Ziegler, A., Hamza, E., Jonsdottir, S., Rhyner, C., Wagner, B., Schupbach, G., Svansson, V., Torsteinsdottir, S., & Marti, E. (2018). Longitudinal analysis of allergen-specific IgE and IgG subclasses as potential predictors of insect bite hypersensitivity following first exposure to Culicoides in Icelandic horses. Vet Dermatol, 29(1), 51-e22.

Jonsdottir, S., Svansson, V., Stefansdottir, S. B., Mantyla, E., Marti, E., & Torsteinsdottir, S. (2017). Oral administration of transgenic barley expressing a Culicoides allergen induces specific antibody response. Equine Vet J, 49(4), 512-518.

Jonsdottir, S., Svansson, V., Stefansdottir, S. B., Schüpbach, G., Rhyner, C., Marti, E., & Torsteinsdottir, S. (2016). A preventive immunization approach against insect bite hypersensitivity: Intralymphatic injection with recombinant allergens in Alum or Alum and monophosphoryl lipid A. Vet Immunol Immunopathol, 172, 14-20.

Jonsdottir, S., Hamza, E., Janda, J., Rhyner, C., Meinke, A., Marti, E., Svansson, V., & Torsteinsdottir, S. (2015). Developing a preventive immunization approach against insect bite hypersensitivity using recombinant allergens: A pilot study. Vet Immunol Immunopathol, 166(1-2), 8-21.

Janda, J., Plattet, P., Torsteinsdottir, S., Jonsdottir, S., Zurbriggen, A., & Marti, E. (2012). Generation of equine TSLP-specific antibodies and their use for detection of TSLP produced by equine keratinocytes and leukocytes. Vet Immunol Immunopathol, 147(3–4), 180-186.