SIAF performs applied, basic research in the field of allergies and asthma.
The institute is in its nature a foundation and it is associated with the University of Zürich.
Despite its small size, SIAF has a large impact in the field of allergies and asthma with greater than 30’000 citations of its publications, and an average of 37.24 citations per item.
Research at SIAF has also been featured on the covers of journals.
SIAF organizes an international conference, the World Immune Regulation Meeting. The next meeting will be in Davos in March 19-22 in 2014.