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Prolongation of the TNO Shared Research Program Food Allergy

On January 1, 2016, TNO in collaboration with partners started a shared research initiative with joint funding: the TNO Shared Research Program (SRP) Food Allergy. Since the start on January 1, 2016, new research topics were added and several new partners joined our initiative. The SRP Food Allergy develops and disseminates ...Lees meer

ILSI Europe’s workshop , 6-7 September 2018, Brussels, Belgium

Jolanda van Bilsen was invited to participate in ILSI Europe’s workshop on ‘Holistic Approaches to Develop Alternatives to Animal Testing’.  The objectives of the workshop were to bring together key stakeholders from academia, industry, regulatory authorities and control laboratories involved in animal testing and to discuss the best approach(es) for ...Lees meer

VITAL Scientific Expert Panel meeting

Since its establishment, Geert Houben from TNO is a member of the Australian-New Zealand Allergen Bureau VITAL Scientific Expert Panel (VSEP). The VSEP provides recommendations on food allergen Reference Doses/thresholds that form the scientific framework for the Allergen Bureau VITAL Program and VITAL Online. The Copenhagen EAACI-FAAM meeting in October ...Lees meer

ImpARAS Stakeholder meeting November 26st 2018

On the 26th of November, ImpARAS shared its results and ideas on allergenicity risk assessment of novel foods with representatives from DG Research & Innovation, Unit F3 – Agri-Food Chain, ETP Food for life, EFSA, Europabio and FooddrinkEurope. Kitty Verhoeckx gave an introduction to novel foods, food allergy and the COST ...Lees meer


Up to one in five people of the Western population suffers from Immune Mediated Inflammatory Diseases (IMIDs), including food allergy, while in roughly half of all disorders that are not primarily classified as immune mediated disorders, inflammatory processes also play a central role (cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancers, infectious diseases, ...). In ...Lees meer