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The prevalence, cost and basis of food allergy across Europe

The prevalence, cost and basis of food allergy across Europe

Objective

EuroPrevall is a multidisciplinary, trans-sectorial project involving Candidate Countries and SMEs. Its aim is to deliver improved quality of life to food allergy sufferers by developing knowledge- based holistic approaches to managing the problem. This will be achieved by integrating informationand tools related to: 1.Characterising PATTERNS and PREVALENCE of food allergies across Europe in INFANTS [birth cohortin 5 centres], CHILDREN and ADULTS [cross-sectional surveys in 10 centres]. Such studies of the wider population will be complimented by more detailed studies based on referrals to allergy clinics (12 centres). 2.Using samples and information from the surveys to IDENTIFY RISK FACTORS (environmental, microbial, genetic) and NOVEL PREDICTIVE MARKERS (biochemical or genetic) for food allergy would facilitate implementation of preventive measures e.g., during pregnancy. 3.DEVELOPING SEROLOGICAL METHODS based on purified food allergens ( "component resolved diagnosis" ), including conventional and novel formats [such as protein and/or peptide chips] capable of IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF FOOD ALLERGY diagnosis and hence reducing need for confirmatory food challenge tests. 4.Investigating how the FOOD MATRIX AFFECTS THE ALLERGENICITY OF FOODS, including processing procedures, and developing new reference materials for food challenges which are truly blind and based on "real" food matrices, e.g. confectionary [THEME 3]. 5.DEVELOPING AND APPLYING INSTRUMENTS to determine the impact of food allergies on the QUALITY OF LIFE AND ITS ECONOMIC COST for sufferers/their families. These research outputs will be amalgamated in consensus positions on food allergy management from which TRAINING MATERIALS will be derived for ALLERGIC CONSUMERS, health professionals/ food industry. The benefits of results will be realised in the community through EXPLOITATION with the SME stakeholders. The project will support young researchers and female researchers.

Coordinator

INSTITUTE OF FOOD RESEARCH

Address

Norwich Research Park, Colney
Norwich

United Kingdom

Administrative Contact

Clare MILLS (Dr)

Participants (67)

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SANQUIN BLOOD SUPPLY FOUNDATION

Netherlands

KING'S COLLEGE, LONDON'

United Kingdom

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Netherlands

CHARITÉ UNIVERSITÄTSMEDIZIN BERLIN

Germany

UNIVERSITY OF ZURICH

Switzerland

FUNDACION PARA LA INVESTIGACION BIOMEDICA DEL HOSPITAL CLINICO SAN CARLOS

Spain

LNSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

France

DANISH INSTITUT FOR FOOD AND VETERINARY RESEARCH

Denmark

STICHTING DIENST LANDBOUWKUNDIG ONDERZOEK

Netherlands

PAUL-EHRLICH-LNSTITUT

Germany

ROTHAMSTED RESEARCH

United Kingdom

UNILEVER UK CENTRAL RESOURCES LTD

United Kingdom

NESTEC S.A.

Switzerland

KRAFT FOODS R & D

Germany

MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF VIENNA

Austria

NATIONAL AND KAPODISTRIAN UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS

Greece

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

United Kingdom

EFA EUROPEAN FEDERATION OF ASTHMA AND ALLERGY ASSOCIATIONS

Belgium

UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER UTRECHT

Netherlands

EHI-EUROHANDELSINSTITUT GMBH

Germany

TEPNEL BIOSYSTEMS LIMITED

United Kingdom

BIOMAY PRODUKTIONS- UND HANDELSAKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Austria

LNSTITUTE OF ANIMAL REPRODUCTION AND FOOD RESEARCH POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Poland

AARHUS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

Denmark

VBC-GENOMICS BIOSCIENCE RESEARCH GMBH

Austria

UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA

United Kingdom

CONSORZIO LNTERUNIVERSITARIO RISONANZE MAGNETICHE DI METALLOPROTEINE PARAMAGNETICHE

Italy

UNIVERSITY OF GRONINGEN FACULTY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES

Netherlands

AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS

Greece

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF LODZ

Poland

CENTRAL MANCHESTER AND MANCHESTER CHILDREN'S UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL NHS TRUST'

United Kingdom

PHADIA AB

Sweden

REFLAB APS

Denmark

ANAPHYLAXIS CAMPAIGN

United Kingdom

MEDICAL UNIVERSITY SOFIA

Bulgaria

FACULTY HOSPITAL BULOVKA

Czechia

VILNIUS UNIVERSITY

Lithuania

BAIGENT LTD

United Kingdom

IP PRAGMATICS LIMITED

United Kingdom

STICHTING HET NEDERLANDS ANAFYLAXIS NETWERK

Netherlands

LEIDEN UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER

Netherlands

TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DENMARK

Denmark

CLINICA SAN CARLO

Italy

UNIVERSITY OF MAASTRICHT

Netherlands

HOPITAUX UNIVERSITAIRES DE STRASBOURG

France

LANDSPITALI-UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Iceland

FUNDACION INVESTIGACION BIOMEDICA HOSPITAL UNIVERSITARIO LA PAZ, UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE MADRID

Spain

HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM MÜNCHEN, DEUTSCHES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FÜR GESUNDHEIT UND UMWELT GMBH

Germany

NOGUCHI MEMORIAL INSTITUTE FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH

Ghana

HOSPITALITY AND LEISURE MANPOWER

United Kingdom

HOSPITAL OF THE HOSPITALLER BROTHERS OF ST JOHN OF GOD

Hungary

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND

Ireland

ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTRE BY THE UNIVERSITY OF AMSTERDAM

Netherlands

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

United Kingdom

FOOD INFORMATION SERVICE EUROPE

Germany

ALLERGY ASTHMA ASSOCIATES

India

SIBERIAN STATE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY

Russia

CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

Hong Kong

IAL AUTOMATION UND LOGISTIK GMBH

Germany

FUNDACION PARA LA INVESTIGACION BIOMEDICA DEL HOSPITAL UNIVERSITARIO RAMON Y CAJAL

Spain

ASSOCIATION APPEL EUROPA - ASSOCIATION DES AMIS DE L'ALSACE ET DU PARLEMENTARISME EUROPEEN

Bulgaria

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS

Spain

UNIVERSITY OF LODZ

Poland

JAGIELLONIAN UNIVERSITY, MEDICAL COLLEGE

Poland

AARHUS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

NEOGEN EUROPE LTD

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 514000

  • Start date

    1 June 2005

  • End date

    31 December 2009

Funded under:

FP6-FOOD

  • Overall budget:

    € 18 340 982

  • EU contribution

    € 14 329 838

Coordinated by:

INSTITUTE OF FOOD RESEARCH

United Kingdom