International Bioinformatics Workshop

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  • Location : Mallorca, Spain
  • Venue : Dorint Sofitel Royal Golf Resort & Spa

The purpose of the workshop is to evaluate the current methodologies used for identifying similarities to known allergens and toxins. This workshop is a part of the committee’s broader activities that are focused on advancing the scientific understanding of the relevant parameters for characterizing the allergenic potential of novel proteins and biotechnology products.  The primary deliverable from this workshop will be a comprehensive manuscript that will summarize the discussions and key findings from the workshop.

Workshop Materials

Workshop Agenda (PDF)

Workshop Manuscript Outline (PDF)

Confirmed Workshop Participants  (PDF)

Workshop Focus Questions (PDF)

Manuscript Data Abstracts

Manuscript Editorial Board

Workshop Plenary Presentations

  • Workshop Welcome and HESI Overview
  • PATC Overview and Workshop Goals / Objectives
  • Food Allergy Review
  • Assessment Methodology for Evaluating Novel Proteins
  • Introduction to Bioinformatics
  • Allergen Databases
  • Structural Biology
  • IgE Cross-Reactivity
  • IgE Binding Data and its Utility in Bioinformatics
  • Allergen Specific IgE Testing in the Diagnosis of Food Allergy
  • Serum IgE Testing
  • Final Workshop Manuscript

Further Information

Inquiries regarding the HESI International Bioinformatics Workshop should be directed to Karluss Thomas ( or Eric Moore (

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