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HESI 2017 Emerging Issues Prioritization Survey now open!

It's that time of year again - time to help us to select a topic to launch as HESI’s newest scientific program. The Emerging Issues (EI) Proposal process is HESI’s longest-standing project recruitment and adoption process. The EI Committee, comprised of representatives from both the public-private sector, recently reviewed the 2017 proposals and selected two. Learn more about the EI process online. The selected proposals were presented at the June 2017 HESI Annual Meeting. Now we invite all HESI stakeholders to submit a survey to help us prioritize the two topics below:


  1. Improving fate and ecotoxicity assessment tools to advance the ecological risk assessment of difficult to test multi-component substances.
  2. Development and Application of a Generic Tool for Performing Ecological Risk Assessments of Multiple Stressors

    Complete the survey today!

Featured Workshops & Meetings


HESI 2017 Annual Meeting was held in Dublin, Ireland June 13-15. Presentations will be posted to the meeting page soon!

The HESI PATC COMPARE Allergen Database Is Now LIVE!


HESI is pleased to make available the 2017 COMPARE database (COMprehensive Protein Allergen Resource), a new transparent resource for the identification of protein sequences that are known or putative allergens.


The complete 2017 database consists of 14 new unique sequences as well as allergens known from 2016 and previous years, for a total of 1970 allergens. In its first year of operation, the HESI COMPARE scientific advisory team has validated its initial allergen identification process, selected candidate sequences via bioinformatics screening of all proteins entered into NCBI between May 2015 and May 2016, and completed the independent review (i.e., all selected candidate sequences were evaluated by an independent panel of allergy experts for final inclusion decisions, based on the review of literature associated).  The COMPARE database is a new, freely available resource for comparison of protein sequences to known allergens to ensure a safe food supply.


To access the database and learn more about the process, please visit 

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