The symposium will convene leading researchers from diverse scientific backgrounds to discuss the novel field of food–host interactions in the context of food allergy.
Third Annual Food Allergy Science Initiative (FASI) Symposium
Friday, February 5, 2021
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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The Food Allergy Science Initiative (FASI) at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard is the first coordinated effort to create a field of study around food allergy. Our team leverages talent and resources from MIT, Harvard, the Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals, Yale, the University of Massachusetts, and beyond. We have assembled a team of experts across a wide variety of disciplines—from gastroenterology to immunology, from the clinic to the bench, and from computational biology to engineering. Bringing together these specialists will result in innovative solutions that overcome the fundamental hurdles of food allergy research.
Food allergy continues to threaten millions of children and adults, but we don’t understand why it’s becoming more common—or how we can best treat it. Unless we understand the underlying biological basis of the disease now, there will be no therapeutic progress. Now is the time to apply these tools to change the future of food allergy.