• Apr 30, 2023

    International Society for Biosafety Research ISBR2023, 30 April - 4 May, 2023

    The HESI Protein, Allergens, Toxins and Bioinformatics (PATB) committee presented a poster titled “The Role of International Multi-Stakeholder Collaborative Platforms in Supporting the Development of Safe Foods: Examples from the HESI PATB committee”. The poster is available to all registered attendees as e-poster via the meeting App (under “Resource Gallery”).

  • Jun 21, 2022

    EFSA ONE2022, June 21-24, 2022

    Dr. Lars Poulsen presented a poster titled "The COMPARE database: A Comprehensive Public Resource for Allergen Identification and Protein Allergenicity Assessment" at the EFSA ONE2022 Conference in Brussels. The poster was presented in the section titled Innovation in food and feed: keeping safety assessments fit for purpose.

    A link to the poster can be found here.

  • Mar 3, 2021

    28th Plenary Meeting of the OECD Working Party of Novel Foods and Feeds, March 3-5, 2021

    HESI was one of seven delegations selected to present highlights of their activities at the OECD meeting. Dr. Lucilia Mouriès presented an overview of HESI PATB activities with emphasis on the committee’s international workshop “From Protein Toxins to Applied Toxicological Testing” held last fall and the COMPARE Allergen Database to more than 90 participants from 41 country delegations and observer organizations.

    In: Full March edition of HESI’s newsletter,

  • Oct 21, 2020

    PATB Committee Workshop “From Protein Toxins to Applied Toxicological Testing”, October 21-23, 2020

    Dr. Andre Silvanovich, Bayer Crop Science and COMPARE Steering Team Member gave a talk titled “Allergen and Toxin Databases” highlighting the COMPARE database.

    Workshop details are highlighted here:

  • Sep 11, 2020

    2020 Annual Scientific Meeting of the Chinese Society of Allergy, September 11-13, 2020

    Dr. Gao Zhong-Shan presented the COMPARE database as part of the Translational Allergy Session in a talk titled "Introduction to the COMPARE allergen database and the COMPASS search tool".

  • Nov 1, 2017

    JIFSAN 2017 Advisory Council Annual Meeting, November 1-2

    The committee was invited by JIFSAN to present on the COMPARE database. 


    Over the years, a number of tools have been developed to assist food safety risk analysts in their modeling efforts. These tools have been developed with public funds and are freely available at JIFSAN’s website. This workshop introduces stakeholders to these tools and provides examples of how they are used by the agencies to support food safety regulatory decisions.

    Speakers will include those who assisted with the development of these tools, those who use these tools to aid their analysis, as well as program managers who had the insight to leverage funds to facilitate the development of a public platform to freely disseminate these tools to interested users. These tools have been peer-reviewed and aid analysts in rapidly being able to assess food safety risks.

    Workshop Background Document 

    Workshop Agenda

  • Oct 17, 2018

    Bioinformatics approaches to assess safety of novel proteins in relation to food hypersensitivity, October 17-18, 2018 (Copenhagen, Denmark)

    Dr. Lars Poulsen, University of Copenhagen gave a talk titled The COMPARE Allergen Database: a public, comprehensive protein allergen resource for allergenicity safety assessment

    View the full program HERE.

  • Jun 17, 2017

    European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) Congress (June 17-21, 2017, Helsinki, Finland)

    Poster Presentation on “The COMPARE Database: A Comprehensive Protein Allergen Resource”.

    Congress Website:

  • Aug 10, 2017

    ILSI Argentina Seminar on Food Allergens” (August 10, 2017, Buenos Aires, Argentina)

    Presentation on “PATB Activities and COMPARE Allergen Database”.

  • Sep 4, 2017

    Food Safety Commission of Japan, in collaboration with the ILSI Japan Biotechnology Working Group (September 4, 2017, Tokyo, Japan)

    Presentation on “Creating a Public Resource for Protein Allergenicity Assessment: The COMPARE Database”.

  • Nov 1, 2017 – Risk Analysis Tools and Data: A Guided Tour by Tool Creators Workshop hosted by the Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (November 1-2, 2017, Greenbelt, MD, USA)

  • Oct 12, 2016

    PATC Non-IgE Mediated Immune Reactions to Foods Workshop, hosted by HESI’s Protein Allergenicity Technical Committee (October 12-13, 2016, Rome, Italy).