Hypersensitivity reactions to food components can affect susceptible individuals and such reactions are increasing. Specific protein sources in food products can cause IgE-mediated allergic reactions and cell-mediated reactions (celiac disease) by consumers. Do you want to understand, control and diminish the allergenicity of food products? In this intensive two days Summer School you gather in-depth understanding on the basics and causes of allergic reactions and the influence of food processing and you will be able to translate novel insights to your daily practice.
At the end of this Summer School you are able to:
- Describe the mechanism of action of major food allergens and other constituents causing adverse reactions and distinguish between allergic and intolerance reactions.
- Assess the risks of using food raw materials containing potential allergens.
- Assess the dietary consequences of avoiding specific allergen containing food ingredients.
- Describe how such components can be avoided or eliminated and design a basic process to eliminate such components.
- Describe which assays can be used for identification of allergens, how they work and their strong and weak points.
- Apply knowledge of regulations with regard to such components, food labelling and consumer information.
The course welcomes PhD candidates and post-docs from universities, industry and (medical) research centers.
The course includes a variety of presentations. The topics are introduced by well-experienced teachers and experts in their respective fields and there will be ample opportunity for questions and discussion.
In this course we will pay attention to the following subjects:
- The mechanism of allergies and mucosal immunity
- Allergens and food processing
- Allergy diagnostics and therapy
- Novel immunotherapy for allergy
- Patient and consumer perspectives
Concluding online symposium
Following the summer school, the Allergy Centre Rijnstate Hospital Arnhem and Wageningen University & Research organise an online symposium on Friday September 2nd: 'Novel developments in molecular and clinical allergology, where research and clinic meet'. This symposium welcomes scientists and medical professionals in the field of Allergy/Immunology, Otolaryngology, Pulmonology, Paediatrics, Dermatology, Gastroenterology, Nutrition and Nursing. Participants to the summer school are welcomed to conclude the summer school by participating in this online symposium.
Lectures and content:
prof.dr.ir. Huub F.J. Savelkoul - Cell Biology and Immunology Group, Wageningen University & Research
dr. Jochem Jonkman - VLAG Graduate School, Wageningen University & Research
Date & duration
The course will be held on Wednesday 31 August and Thursday 1 September 2022
Following the summer school, the Allergy Centre Rijnstate Hospital Arnhem and Wageningen University & Research organise an online symposium on Friday 2 September on NOVEL DEVELOPMENTS IN MOLECULAR AND CLINICAL ALLERGOLOGY.
The study load of this summer school is 0.6 ECTS for the course part. Concluding the summer school by participating in the online symposium NOVEL DEVELOPMENTS IN MOLECULAR AND CLINICAL ALLERGOLOGY equals a study load of 0.9 ECTS for the combined summer school and symposium.
The course language will be English.
Information concerning the course contents can be obtained from prof.dr.ir. Huub F.J. Savelkoul; email@example.com
For organisational matters please contact Jochem Jonkman; firstname.lastname@example.org
Location & accommodation
Lectures will be given at the campus of Wageningen University & Research.
Wageningen is located 5 kms from the train station of Ede-Wageningen. This railway station can be reached by train from the airport Schiphol in about one hour. Accommodations in Wageningen should be arranged separately, more information will follow shortly, but you can already have a look at the options listed below:
Hotel de Nieuwe Wereld
Hotel de Wageningse Berg
Hotel de Wereld
Short Stay Wageningen
Bed & breakfast Wageningen
We assume the course can be offered on campus.
Registration & course fee
For registration, click here.
The number of participants to the course is limited to 40 participants. Applicants will be informed of acceptance of their registration within two weeks of the final registration date. They will then receive instructions for payment, a letter of acceptance and further course details.
Course fee includes downloadable materials, coffee/tea during breaks, lunches and the course dinner but does not cover accommodation. Participants to the course can automatically participate in the online symposium NOVEL DEVELOPMENTS IN MOLECULAR AND CLINICAL ALLERGOLOGY on Friday 2 September, 2022. The course fee depends on the participant's affiliation:
|VLAG / WUR* PhD candidates
|| € 175
|All other PhD candidates
|| € 400
|Postdoc / staff from VLAG
|| € 400
|Postdoc / staff not affiliated with VLAG, NGO / non-profit professionals
|| € 525
|Industry / for-profit professionals
|| € 800
*VLAG/EPS/PE&RC/WASS/WIAS/WIAS/WIMEK PhD candidates with an approved TSP.
Registration closes 1 August 2022. Participants will receive information about the program shortly after this date.
Cancellations may be made free of charge until 1 August 2022. After this date the charge will be 25% of the course fee paid or due.
No refund for cancellations after 22 August.