8th Amino Acid Assessment Workshop (AAAW) - 10 & 11 November 2011 - Washington DC The eighth in a series of Amino Acid Assessment Workshops (AAAWs) was organized in the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Georgetown (Washington DC, USA) on November 10...
By joining ICAAS, you will become a member of the association representing the leading amino acids producers and users. In particular, joining ICAAS provides the opportunities to: Increase your visibility and enhance your global regulatory activity under the umbrella of a single non-for-...
ICAAS welcomes all organizations that have interests in amino acid science, for example, corporations, associations and academic institutions. Personal membership is not available. For more information, please contact to the secretariat office. ICAAS Secretariat Office: Avenue Jules Bordet...
I was invited to become the President of the International Council on Amino Acid Science from 1 January 2008. ICAAS exists to “explore and resolve scientific issues related to all matters of safety, quality and use of amino acids with particular emphasis on dietary use for humans”. I...


The International Council on Amino Acid Science (ICAAS) is a not for profit association registered in the Kingdom of Belgium and comprised of various organizations having interests in amino acid science. 

ICAAS was established in the year 2000 in Tokyo, Japan. Since then, ICAAS has sponsored a series of international workshops on the assessment of adequate intakes of amino acids in response to recent global movements toward setting dietary reference intakes for nutrients.

For the further enhancement of its activities in the international arena, ICAAS changed its governing structure, and moved its registered office to Brussels
. It was officially recognised as an international not for profit organisation by the Belgian authorities in 2008.

         What are ICAAS goals?

  • To explore and resolve scientific concerns related to all aspects of safety, quality and use of amino acids with particular emphasis on dietary use in humans.
  • To establish a framework for assessing and predicting the consequences of differing levels of amino acid intakes in humans under various conditions.
  • To develop ICAAS quality specifications for amino acid products available in the market in order to ensure consumer safety.

          What is the scope of ICAAS activities?

  • Holding international workshops on the assessment of adequate and safe intakes of dietary amino acids.
  • Implementing research studies.
  • Presenting expert opinions and scientific information to regulatory authorities.
  • Devising common legal and regulatory responses concerning various amino acid-related issues.
  • Disseminating beneficial information on amino acids to the public.