HUPO 2022 World Congress

#HUPO 2022 Starts December 4, 2022

HUPO 2022 Speakers

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Main Congress Speakers

Ileana Cristea

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Ileana Cristea: USA

Ileana Cristea is the Henry L. Hillman Professor in Molecular Biology at Princeton University. Her laboratory investigates mechanisms of cellular defense during infection with human viruses. Towards this goal, she has promoted the integration of virology with proteomics and bioinformatics. She has developed methods for studying spatial and temporal virus-host protein interactions, bridging developments in mass spectrometry to important findings in virology. For example, her laboratory has contributed to the emergence of the research field of nuclear DNA sensing in immune response, to uncovering mechanisms underlying organelle remodeling and organelle structure-function relationships during infections, and to the discovery of sirtuins as broad-spectrum antiviral factors. Dr. Cristea is the Past-President of the American Human Proteome Organization (US HUPO), the past-chair of the Biology/Disease-driven Human Proteome Project (B/D-HPP) of HUPO, and the Chair of the Infectious Disease team of HUPO B/D-HPP. She has taught the summer Proteomics Course at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory for over ten years, and is Senior Editor for mSystems, Associate Editor for the Journal of Proteome Research and on the Editorial Boards of Molecular Systems Biology and Molecular & Cellular Proteomics. She was recognized with the Bordoli Prize from the British Mass Spectrometry Society (2001), NIDA Avant-Garde Award for HIV/AIDS Research (2008), Human Frontiers Science Program Young Investigator Award (2009), Early Career Award in Mass Spectrometry from ACS (2011), ASMS Research Award (2012), Molecular Cellular Proteomics Lectureship (2013), Mallinckrodt Scholar Award (2015), Discovery Award in Proteomic Sciences at HUPO (2017), and the Princeton University Graduate Mentoring Award (2020).

 

Ileana Cristea

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Dr. Sameer Velankar

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Dr. Sameer Velankar: UK

PhD, Indian Institute of Science, 1997. Postdoctoral researcher, Oxford University, UK, 1997-2000. At EMBL-EBI since 2000.
More information on the team – https://www.ebi.ac.uk/about/teams/pdbe/

Dr. Sameer Velankar

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Dr. Mathias Uhlen

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Dr. Mathias Uhlen: Sweden
Mathias Uhlen research is focused on protein science and precision medicine and ranges from basic research to more applied research, including clinical applications in cancer, infectious diseases, cardiovascular diseases, autoimmune diseases and neurobiology. He leads an international effort to systematically map the human proteome creating an open access resource the Human Protein Atlas (www.proteinatlas.org) with more than 15 million web pages and 10 million annotated bioimages. This resource is now one of the most visited life science databases in the world. His research has resulted in more than 750 publications with more than 80,000 citations and an h-index of 129 (Google Scholar). He is co-founder of 20 biotech companies of which five are publicly traded. He is member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in USA, the Royal Swedish Academy of Science (KVA), the Swedish Academy of Engineering Science (IVA) and the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO). He was the Founding Director of the Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab), a Swedish national center for molecular bioscience.

Dr. Mathias Uhlen

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Asst. Prof. Michael Angelo

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Asst. Prof. Michael Angelo: USA

Michael Angelo, MD PhD is a board-certified pathologist in the department of Pathology at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Angelo is a leader in high dimensional imaging with expertise in tissue homeostasis, tumor immunology, and infectious disease. His lab has pioneered the construction and development of Multiplexed Ion Beam Imaging by time of flight (MIBI-TOF). MIBI-TOF uses secondary ion mass spectrometry and metal-tagged antibodies to achieve rapid, simultaneous imaging of dozens of proteins at subcellular resolution. His lab has used this novel technology to discover previously unknown rule sets governing the spatial organization and cellular composition of immune and stromal cells within the tumor microenvironment in triple negative breast cancer and ductal carcinoma in situ. This effort has led to ongoing work aimed to define broader structural mechanisms that promote tolerogenic niches in cancer, tuberculosis, and the maternal fetal interface. Dr. Angelo is the recipient of 2014 NIH Director’s Early Independence, 2020 DOD Era of Hope Award and is a principal investigator on multiple extramural awards from the National Cancer Institute, Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Human Biomolecular Atlas (HuBMAP) initiative.

Asst. Prof. Michael Angelo

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Albert J.R. Heck

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Albert J.R. Heck: Netherlands

Albert J.R. Heck (Utrecht University, The Netherlands) is scientific director of the Netherlands Proteomics Centre. Heck’s group emphasizes on the development and applications of advanced mass spectrometry-based proteomics technologies. Heck introduced TiO2 and Ti4+-IMAC based technologies for phospho-enrichment. Heck pioneered the use of alternative proteases and hybrid peptide fragmentation techniques (e.g. EThcD, UVPD). His group also introduced 15N labeling in multicellular organisms and the cost-effective dimethyl labeling. Heck’s proteomics research focuses for a large part on cancer, stem cells and immunology. Besides the proteomics efforts, the group of Heck is also well known for its expertise in mass spectrometry based structural biology, using native mass spectrometry, cross-linking and/or HD exchange mass spectrometry. The Heck-lab developed dedicated instruments for the analysis of intact proteins and protein complexes, with most recently a new high-mass Orbitrap, a serious breakthrough for top-down proteomics and native mass spectrometry. Through the development of the XlinkX and PhoX workflows they also facilitated proteome wide cross-linking studies. In recent years he has also focused on analyzing biopharmaceuticals, and plasma glycoproteins and immunoglobulins.

Heck is recipient of the HUPO Discovery Award (2013), and the Proteomics Pioneer Award from the European Proteomics Association (EuPA, 2014). In 2016 he received the ACS Field and Franklin Award. In 2014 he became elected member of EMBO and the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences and Arts (KNAW). In 2017 Heck received the Spinoza Prize, the most distinguished scientific award in the Netherlands. In 2018 Heck received the Thomson medal of the International Mass Spectrometry Society and the Krebs medal (FEBS), in 2021 the Pittcon Wallace H. Coulter Award.

Albert J.R. Heck

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Pre-Congress Speakers

Ileana Cristea

Categories: Main Congress Speakers, Plenary Speakers
Ileana Cristea: USA

Ileana Cristea is the Henry L. Hillman Professor in Molecular Biology at Princeton University. Her laboratory investigates mechanisms of cellular defense during infection with human viruses. Towards this goal, she has promoted the integration of virology with proteomics and bioinformatics. She has developed methods for studying spatial and temporal virus-host protein interactions, bridging developments in mass spectrometry to important findings in virology. For example, her laboratory has contributed to the emergence of the research field of nuclear DNA sensing in immune response, to uncovering mechanisms underlying organelle remodeling and organelle structure-function relationships during infections, and to the discovery of sirtuins as broad-spectrum antiviral factors. Dr. Cristea is the Past-President of the American Human Proteome Organization (US HUPO), the past-chair of the Biology/Disease-driven Human Proteome Project (B/D-HPP) of HUPO, and the Chair of the Infectious Disease team of HUPO B/D-HPP. She has taught the summer Proteomics Course at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory for over ten years, and is Senior Editor for mSystems, Associate Editor for the Journal of Proteome Research and on the Editorial Boards of Molecular Systems Biology and Molecular & Cellular Proteomics. She was recognized with the Bordoli Prize from the British Mass Spectrometry Society (2001), NIDA Avant-Garde Award for HIV/AIDS Research (2008), Human Frontiers Science Program Young Investigator Award (2009), Early Career Award in Mass Spectrometry from ACS (2011), ASMS Research Award (2012), Molecular Cellular Proteomics Lectureship (2013), Mallinckrodt Scholar Award (2015), Discovery Award in Proteomic Sciences at HUPO (2017), and the Princeton University Graduate Mentoring Award (2020).

 

Ileana Cristea

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Dr. Sameer Velankar

Categories: Main Congress Speakers, Plenary Speakers
Dr. Sameer Velankar: UK

PhD, Indian Institute of Science, 1997. Postdoctoral researcher, Oxford University, UK, 1997-2000. At EMBL-EBI since 2000.
More information on the team – https://www.ebi.ac.uk/about/teams/pdbe/

Dr. Sameer Velankar

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Dr. Mathias Uhlen

Categories: Main Congress Speakers, Plenary Speakers
Dr. Mathias Uhlen: Sweden
Mathias Uhlen research is focused on protein science and precision medicine and ranges from basic research to more applied research, including clinical applications in cancer, infectious diseases, cardiovascular diseases, autoimmune diseases and neurobiology. He leads an international effort to systematically map the human proteome creating an open access resource the Human Protein Atlas (www.proteinatlas.org) with more than 15 million web pages and 10 million annotated bioimages. This resource is now one of the most visited life science databases in the world. His research has resulted in more than 750 publications with more than 80,000 citations and an h-index of 129 (Google Scholar). He is co-founder of 20 biotech companies of which five are publicly traded. He is member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in USA, the Royal Swedish Academy of Science (KVA), the Swedish Academy of Engineering Science (IVA) and the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO). He was the Founding Director of the Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab), a Swedish national center for molecular bioscience.

Dr. Mathias Uhlen

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Asst. Prof. Michael Angelo

Categories: Main Congress Speakers, Plenary Speakers
Asst. Prof. Michael Angelo: USA

Michael Angelo, MD PhD is a board-certified pathologist in the department of Pathology at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Angelo is a leader in high dimensional imaging with expertise in tissue homeostasis, tumor immunology, and infectious disease. His lab has pioneered the construction and development of Multiplexed Ion Beam Imaging by time of flight (MIBI-TOF). MIBI-TOF uses secondary ion mass spectrometry and metal-tagged antibodies to achieve rapid, simultaneous imaging of dozens of proteins at subcellular resolution. His lab has used this novel technology to discover previously unknown rule sets governing the spatial organization and cellular composition of immune and stromal cells within the tumor microenvironment in triple negative breast cancer and ductal carcinoma in situ. This effort has led to ongoing work aimed to define broader structural mechanisms that promote tolerogenic niches in cancer, tuberculosis, and the maternal fetal interface. Dr. Angelo is the recipient of 2014 NIH Director’s Early Independence, 2020 DOD Era of Hope Award and is a principal investigator on multiple extramural awards from the National Cancer Institute, Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Human Biomolecular Atlas (HuBMAP) initiative.

Asst. Prof. Michael Angelo

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Albert J.R. Heck

Categories: Main Congress Speakers, Plenary Speakers
Albert J.R. Heck: Netherlands

Albert J.R. Heck (Utrecht University, The Netherlands) is scientific director of the Netherlands Proteomics Centre. Heck’s group emphasizes on the development and applications of advanced mass spectrometry-based proteomics technologies. Heck introduced TiO2 and Ti4+-IMAC based technologies for phospho-enrichment. Heck pioneered the use of alternative proteases and hybrid peptide fragmentation techniques (e.g. EThcD, UVPD). His group also introduced 15N labeling in multicellular organisms and the cost-effective dimethyl labeling. Heck’s proteomics research focuses for a large part on cancer, stem cells and immunology. Besides the proteomics efforts, the group of Heck is also well known for its expertise in mass spectrometry based structural biology, using native mass spectrometry, cross-linking and/or HD exchange mass spectrometry. The Heck-lab developed dedicated instruments for the analysis of intact proteins and protein complexes, with most recently a new high-mass Orbitrap, a serious breakthrough for top-down proteomics and native mass spectrometry. Through the development of the XlinkX and PhoX workflows they also facilitated proteome wide cross-linking studies. In recent years he has also focused on analyzing biopharmaceuticals, and plasma glycoproteins and immunoglobulins.

Heck is recipient of the HUPO Discovery Award (2013), and the Proteomics Pioneer Award from the European Proteomics Association (EuPA, 2014). In 2016 he received the ACS Field and Franklin Award. In 2014 he became elected member of EMBO and the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences and Arts (KNAW). In 2017 Heck received the Spinoza Prize, the most distinguished scientific award in the Netherlands. In 2018 Heck received the Thomson medal of the International Mass Spectrometry Society and the Krebs medal (FEBS), in 2021 the Pittcon Wallace H. Coulter Award.

Albert J.R. Heck

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