HUPOST Editor: Aleksandra Nita-Lazar | Staff Editor: Amanda Lattuca | May 2024

Keynote and Plenary Speakers
Get ready to be inspired by exceptional keynote and plenary speakers! Join us as these leading experts share their groundbreaking insights and discoveries in the field of proteomics. Take part in an unparalleled opportunity to gain valuable knowledge from around the world and engage with the forefront of proteomic scientific research. See more program information here.
Upcoming Abstract Submission Deadline - May 31 (No extension)
Send in your abstracts to HUPO 2024. This years' Congress focuses on how proteomics enhances our understanding of human biology and disease. Don't miss the chance to present your work and be part of the discussion. Find abstract submission details and important dates here.

Register Now
Secure your spot by registering early! Take advantage of the early bird rates to save on registration fees. Regular registration rates will go into effect on July 16th. Register here.

Book Your Accommodation Early
Several hotels are conveniently located near the International Congress Center Dresden. Take advantage of the great rates available for the two hotels within walking distance by booking early! Secure your room now before they fill up. Find hotel accommodation details here.

Sponsors and Exhibitors
Explore and engage with our sponsors and exhibitors at HUPO 2024! Discover cutting-edge solutions, forge valuable connections, and gain insights from industry leaders. Maximize your congress experience by visiting sponsor and exhibitor booths to learn about their latest innovations. See the full list of sponsors here. 
Nominations for HUPO's prestigious annual awards will be accepted for only two more weeks! Take time to recognize outstanding achievements in proteomics by submitting your nominations today. View the various award categories and the nomination process on the HUPO website here.

Whether you are a seasoned professional or venturing into the proteomics field, volunteering to sit on HUPO’s Executive Committee and/or Council provides a wealth of opportunities such as fostering collaborations, building relationships and learning more about governance, leadership and the proteomics community. Any of these experiences may provide valuable insights and information to take back to your own organization and potentially contribute to advancement in your career. More information is coming soon on the HUPO election process and positions available. For further information, please contact the HUPO Office.
In recognition and appreciation of the significant support, participation and guidance provided by HUPO's Industrial Advisory Board (IAB), one IAB member will be highlighted each month. We encourage you to connect with these companies directly for further information about their involvement in HUPO, and their products and services.
Seer is a life sciences company developing transformative products that open a new gateway to the proteome. Seer’s Proteograph Product Suite is an integrated solution that includes proprietary engineered nanoparticles, consumables, automation instrumentation and software to perform deep, unbiased proteomic analysis at scale in a matter of hours. Seer designed the Proteograph workflow to be efficient and easy to use, leveraging widely adopted laboratory instrumentation to provide a decentralized solution that can be incorporated by nearly any lab.

Seer’s Proteograph technology platform enables scientists to resolve biology at a more fundamental level, from peptide differential expression to the identification of different biologically relevant proteoforms, by offering the four attributes proteomics studies need today.

Proteograph Key Attributes:
  • Unbiased coverage: Discover new biology, not just what can be captured
  • Deep access: Survey across the dynamic range of proteins in complex samples without depleting or fractionating
  • Rapid workflow: Rely on an optimized, robust workflow to complete projects with minimal hands-on time
  • Scalable technology: Power longitudinal studies with scalable assay designs

Seer’s Proteograph XT Assay Kit for the Proteograph Product Suite enables unbiased proteomics research at unprecedented speed by more than doubling throughput while maintaining high-resolution insights. Together with next-generation mass spectrometers, Proteograph XT offers scientists the ability to detect over 60,000 peptides and over 8,000 proteins in a human plasma study.
Seer’s proprietary engineered nanoparticles deliver reliable performance, providing peptide-level information that is key to identifying protein variants for proteogenomic studies. Seer's approach provides customers with unparalleled insights into drug response analysis, drug discovery, patient stratifications for clinical studies, and precision medicine.

Recently launched in March 2024, Seer’s Protein Discovery Catalog enables researchers to discover biological value:
  • Growing catalog of 36,000+ proteins across 1,900+ pathways, now including model organism data
  • Discover proteins associated with 300,000+ sequence-confirmed measurements
  • Includes proteins not yet associated with diseases 
  • Add precision, insights, and opportunities for biomarker discovery to genomics and proteomics studies 
For more information, please visit
The Amazing SpiderMass: A Game Changing Technology for Precision Surgery through MS-Based Digital Twins

Speaker: Prof. Isabelle Fournier
Date: Friday, May 10, 2024
Time: 7am PST / 10am EST / 3pm CET 

Webinar Description: Surgery remains the first frontline treatment for most solid tumors. The quality of surgery is paramount to the patient's prognosis and life quality but limited by the impossibility of the surgeon to collect molecular information in vivo. SpiderMass is a novel Ambient Ionization Mass Spectrometry technology which is micro-invasive and painless designed for in vivo and in man analyses. Combined with AI processing, SpiderMass MS Imaging brings the creation of interpreted 3D maps to be used as Digital Twins to tailor the surgery. By providing a molecular hand to the surgeon, SpiderMass paves the way of precision surgery in oncology.

Final Call: Share Your Ph.D. Thesis in Three Minutes!
Submission Deadline: May 31, 2024
Can you condense your thesis into three minutes? Join us at the 3-Minute Thesis Competition, in collaboration with the HUPO Early Career Researcher (ECR) Committee and the Human Proteome Project (HPP). Presenting your thesis allows you to highlight the significance and impact of your research.

Last Chance to Submit Your Abstract and Participate in the Poster Competition at HUPO 2024
Submission Deadline: May 31, 2024

Get ready to put your research in the spotlight at HUPO 2024 with our exciting poster competition sponsored by Molecular Omics! To participate, simply indicate your interest in the competition when submitting your abstract. It's as easy as checking a box!

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Deadline Approaching for the Rising Star Award Nominations
Submission Deadline: May 10, 2024

This early career achievement award seeks to honor early career researchers who have had an exceptional impact on the proteomics field and community. This impact can take the shape of publications, patents obtained, development of a commercial product, establishment of a symposium, workshop, course, training program or any other meaningful contributions or service to the field of proteomics. The winner of the award will give a short presentation during the closing ceremony of HUPO 2024 and take home a cash prize of $2000. To participate, candidates can self-nominate or be nominated. Click here to learn more about how to apply, eligibility criteria, and prizes.

We are thrilled to invite you to the 33rd workshop of the Human Proteome Organization (HUPO) Brain Proteomics Project. This exciting event will bring together leading researchers, scientists, and experts from around the world to discuss groundbreaking advancements in the field of brain proteomics.


DATE: May 22-24, 2024
LOCATION: Lawlor's of Naas, Poplar Square, Naas, Co. Kildare, Ireland

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS: The meeting program focuses on alternative and transformative frameworks for understanding CNS disorders and the use of enhanced and newly emerging tools for experimental measurement and manipulation. Presenters will share research techniques and experimental designs they applied to elucidate the biological pathways and markers associated with psychiatric and neurodegenerative symptoms and CNS disorders.

CUTTING-EDGE RESEARCH: Explore the latest discoveries and innovations in brain proteomics, including the identification and characterization of proteins crucial to understanding brain function and diseases.

Our speakers are internationally recognized experts. We have keynote speakers and several unique sessions covering hot topics on functional proteomics, biofluidomics, plus our sessions on ad-vances in neurodegenerative disorders and neuroproteomics in drug discovery and development.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Engage with renowned scientists who have made significant contributions to the field of proteomics and brain research.

In this new monthly feature, we will be highlighting extraordinary HUPO volunteers who lead and support many of HUPO's various Committees, Initiatives and Working Groups. If you would like to volunteer with HUPO, please connect with the HUPO Office.

HUPO Marketing and Outreach Committee (MOC)
The MOC has been at work developing new ways to promote the HUPO mission, the visibility of proteomics within the scientific community and its popularization among the public, as well as gathering funding support. The MOC has been very successful in networking with other HUPO Committees and Initiatives and using a range of tools and activities. The MOC members are from different fields and backgrounds and at various career stages representing the diversity of HUPO.
Qian Zhao is an Associate Professor at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HK PolyU). She received her Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Hong Kong in 2012 and then joined the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) as a postdoctoral researcher. In 2017, she joined HK PolyU as an Assistant Professor in Chemical Proteomics. She currently serves as an Editorial Board member for Molecular & Cellular Proteomics and a Council Member in HUPO.

Nobuaki Takemori is a Senior Assistant Professor at Ehime University. He received his B.Sc. degree in Material Science in 1997 from Nagoya Institute of Technology (Japan) and his Ph.D. degree in Material Science in 2002 from Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (Japan). After postdoctoral research from 2002 to 2009 in the US and Japan, he joined the faculty at Ehime University as a Research Assistant Professor in 2010 and was promoted to Senior Assistant Professor with tenure in 2012. He is currently a Council Member of the Human Proteome Organization (HUPO) and the Japanese Proteomics Society (JPrOS) and serves as the Chief Editor of Proteome Letters, the official journal of JPrOS.

Upendra Chalise is a postdoctoral fellow at Dr. Jop van Berlo's lab in the University of Minnesota, where he studies cardiovascular physiology after sterile cardiac injury such as myocardial infarction and transaortic constriction in murine model. He uses cellular and plasma proteomics techniques to identify markers that can predict future progression of cardiac remodeling. His graduate work has utilized various proteomic approaches in identifying and validation potential markers and functional targets to improve cardiac outcomes after myocardial infarction. He has continued his work in his postdoctoral training in modulating inflammatory and extracellular matrix proteins to prevent adverse cardiac remodeling and heart failure progression.

The HUPO Education and Training Committee (ETC) and the Early Career Researcher Committee (ECR), as well as other HUPO Initiatives (e.g. B/D HPP, Single Cell) have been hard at work organizing and providing very helpful and interesting webinars for the proteomics community. Recordings of these webinars can be found on the HUPO website here 
If you have any ideas or suggestions for webinar topics, please send an email to the HUPO Office and we’ll be sure to pass them along!
The job board on the HUPO website is a valuable resource for both employers and individuals seeking ideas and opportunities.

If you have a job posting and would like to advertise it, send your information to For more information and job listing details - visit the website here.
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