University of Belgrade  Serbia  

First International Conference
Improving Allergy Risk Assessment Strategy for new food proteins (ImpARAS)


24-26 November 2015

University of Belgrade – Faculty of Chemistry
Center of Excellence in Molecular Food Sciences
Studentski trg 16
Belgrade, Serbia

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Registration Is Now Closed

Abstract Submission Is Now Closed

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The Confirmed Scientific Program Is Now Available. Click Here to Read and Download


Topics to be discussed:

■  Physical/chemical properties of proteins impacting allergenicity
■  In vitro methods to predict sensitization to food allergens
■  In vivo methods to predict sensitization to food allergens
■  Risk assessment and dissemination

Invited speakers

Lars Poulsen: Allergenic risk evaluation of GMO-crops
Antonio Fernandez Dumont : EFSA Allergenicity risk assessment guidelines
Marija Gavrović Jankulović : Interactions and passage of food allergens with/via the epithelial layer
Speaker to be confirmed: In vitro T cell priming and proliferation

Conference fee

A small fee is requested to join the conference. The fee includes entrance to the oral and poster session, coffee/thee, lunches, welcome diner and conference diner.
ImPARAS members: €100
Non-ImPARAS members: €150
Industry: €200

Important dates:

■  September 1st- 30th: Deadline for Abstract Submission
■  October 15th: Selection/acceptance information to the authors
■  October 25th: Publication of final program
■  September 1st – October 25th: Deadline for registration

Abstract submission:

Abstracts for oral and poster presentations can be submitted via an online application form (now closed). Format: background, method, results, conclusion, max 2000 characters (including spaces).

20 abstracts will be selected for oral presentations. Young scientist can participate in the poster contest. If you like to participate please specify this in the abstract application form. Poster board size: 100 cm length x 80 cm width

Abstracts are to be submitted September 1st – 30th. The information below is required when submitting abstracts. Click here for abstract inquiries.

· Name
· Institution (country)
· Email address
· Topic: WG1, WG2, WG3, WG4
· Type of presentation: poster, oral presentation
· COST member/Non COST member/Industry : fees will be different

Hotels & Directions:

See information regarding location and accommodations in this document.


University of Belgrade Committee

Prof. Tanja Cirkovic Velickovic
Prof. Marija Gavrovic-Jankulovic
Dr Katarina Smiljanic
Dr Milica Popovic
Jelena Vesic
Sara Trifunovic
Andrijana Nesic
Jasna NIkolic
Ivana Prodic (conference secretary)

ImpARAS Scientific Committee:

Dr. Kitty Verhoeckx
Mr. Rene Crevel
Prof. Karin Hoffmann-Sommergruber
Dr. Gabriel Mazzucchelli
Dr. Erwin Roggen
Dr. Edyta Sienkiewcz-Szlapka
Dr. Liam O’Mahony
Dr. Katrine Bogh
Dr. Anne Constable
Dr. Ben Remington
Dr. Paola Roncada
Dr. Iván López-Expósito