ALLERGEN NOMENCLATURE
WHO/IUIS Allergen Nomenclature Sub-Committee

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Executive Committee

Allergens to be considered for inclusion in the nomenclature are reviewed by the Executive Committee which is currently chaired by Dr. Richard E. Goodman (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA). The committee has nineteen members from academia, government regulatory agencies and industry who are leading experts in allergen characterization, structure and function (see Table).

The committee meets annually or bi-annually at international allergy/immunology meetings and discusses any proposed changes or additions to the nomenclature. There is also a committee-at-large, which is open to any scientist with an interest in allergens, to whom decisions made by the Executive Committee are circulated.

Procedures for submission and review of candidate names for new allergens are given under the Submission Form section of this website. Once the New Allergen Submission Form has been completed and reviewed, the Sub-committee reviewers will provisionally accept the author's suggested allergen name, or assign the allergen a name, provided that the inclusion criteria are satisfied. Occasionally, the Sub-committee has to resolve differences between investigators who may be using different names for the same allergen, or disputes concerning the chronological order of allergen identification. These issues can normally be resolved by objective evaluation of each case. Investigators are encouraged to contact committee members in their field to discuss any issues arising concerning allergen nomenclature.

Chairman
Richard E. Goodman
Ph.D.
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Professor - Food Science & Technology
Food Allergy Research & Resource Program
1901 North 21st Street
PO Box 886207
Lincoln, NE 68588-6207
USA
+1 402 417 5549


Secretary
Anna Pomés
Ph.D.
Research Director
INDOOR Biotechnologies, Inc.
700 Harris Street
Charlottesville, VA 22903
USA
+1 434 984 2304
Fax +1 434 984 2709

Treasurer
Gabriele Gadermaier
Ph.D.
University of Salzburg
Hellbrunnerstrasse 34
A-5020 Salzburg
Austria

Active Founding Members
Thomas A. E. Platts-Mills
M.D., Ph.D.
University of Virginia
Medical Center
Department of Medicine
Division of Allergy and Immunology
P.O. Box 801355
Charlottesville, VA 22908 U.S.A.



Committee Members
Heimo Breiteneder
Ph.D.
Medical University of Vienna
Department of Pathophysiology and Allergy Research
AKH-EBO-3Q
Waehringer Guertel 18-20
Vienna, 1090 Austria

Sanny K. Chan
M.D., Ph.D.
Allergy and Clinical Immunology Medical Group
1301 20th Street. Suite 220
Santa Monica, CA 90404
USA

Maksymilian Chruszcz
Ph.D.
Associate Professor
University of South Carolina
Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry
631 Sumter Street
Columbia, SC 29208
USA

Christiane Hilger
Ph.D.
Luxembourg Institute of Health
Department of Infection & Immunity
4354 Esch-sur-Alzette
Luxembourg

Thomas Holzhauser
Ph.D.
Paul-Ehrlich-Institut
Federal Institute for Vaccines and Biomedicines
Division of Allergology
Paul-Ehrlich-Str. 51-59
D-63225 Langen
Germany

Alain Jacquet
Ph.D.
Chulalongkorn University
Associate Professor
Faculty of Medicine
Pattayapat Building, 8th Floor, Room 807
1873 Rama IV Road, Pathumwan
Bangkok 10330
Thailand

Uta Jappe
M.D., MSc.
Head Division of Clinical & Molecular Allergology
Research Center Borstel, Leibniz Lung Center
Parkallee 35
23845 Borstel
Germany

Jonas Lidholm
Ph.D.
Thermo Fisher Scientific
P.O. Box 6460
S-751 37 Uppsala
SWEDEN

Andreas Lopata
Ph.D.
Group Leader, Molecular Immunology
James Cook University
Molecular Sciences Building 21
Townsville, 4811
Queensland, Australia

Vera Mahler
M.D.
Paul-Ehrlich-Institut
Federal Institute for Vaccines and Biomedicines
Paul-Ehrlich-Strabe 51-59
63225 Langen
Germany

Geoffrey A. Mueller
Ph.D.
Associate Scientist, NIEHS
MR-O1, NIEHS
PO BOX 12233, Research Triangle Park
North Carolina, 27709
USA

Markus Ollert
M.D.
Director
Department of Infection and Immunity
Centre de Recherche Public de la Sante (CRP-Sante)
84, Val Fleuri, L-1526 Luxembourg
Luxembourg

Christian Radauer
Ph.D.
Department of Pathophysiology and Allergy Research
Center of Pathophysiology, Infectiology and Immunology
Medical University of Vienna
Waehringer Guertel 18-20
A-1090 Vienna
Austria

Monika Raulf
Ph.D.
Institute of Prevention and Occupational Medicine of the German Social Accident Insurance (IPA)
Institute of the Ruhr-University Bochum
Department of Allergology/Immunology
Buerkle-de-la-Camp Platz 1
44789 Bochum
Germany

Josefina Zakzuk Sierra
Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
University of Cartagena
Institute for Immunological Research
Cartagena de Indias
Columbia

Edzard Spillner
Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Aarhus University, Immunological Biotechnology
Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering
Gustav Wieds Vej 10
8000 Aarhus C
Denmark

Yuzhu Zhang
Ph.D.
USDA, ARS, PWA, WRRC-PFR
800 BUCHANAN STREET
ALBANY , CA 94710
USA

Members at Large
Martin D. Chapman
Ph.D.
INDOOR Biotechnologies, Inc.
700 Harris Street
Charlottesville, VA 22903
United States of America



Janet Davies
Ph.D.
Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Centre for Children's Health Research, Queensland University of Technology
62 Graham St, South Brisbane QLD 4101
Australia
+61 (7)3443 8030
Marianne van Hage
M.D., Ph.D.
Karolinska Institutet
Department of Medicine Solna
Clinical Immunology and Allergy Unit, L2:04
Karolinska University Hospital Solna
SE-171 76 Stockholm
Sweden

Joerg Kleine-Tebbe
M.D., MSc
Allergy & Asthma Center Westend
OPD Hanf, Ackermann & Kleine-Tebbe
Spandauer Damm 130, Haus 9
14050 Berlin
Germany

Jorgen N. Larsen
Ph.D.
ALK A/S
Boge Alle 3
2970 Horsholm
Denmark

Ronald van Ree
Ph.D.
Academic Medical Center
Department of Experimental Immunology
Room:K0-130, Meibergdreef 9
1105 AZ Amsterdam,
the Netherlands

Stefan Vieths
Ph.D.
Vice President
Paul-Ehrlich-Institut
Federal Institute for Vaccines and Biomedicines
Paul-Ehrlich-Str. 51-59
D-63225 Langen
Germany