HUPO 2022 World Congress

#HUPO 2022 Starts December 4, 2022

HUPO 2022 Speakers

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Main Congress Speakers

Prof. Martin Larsen

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Prof. Martin Larsen: Denmark
Professor Martin R. Larsen (MRL) is internationally recognized for development of method for the characterization of post-translational modifications (PTMs) of proteins in cell signaling and in bridging biological mass spectrometry and biomedical research. He coined the term “Phosphoproteomics” in 2001 and have developed some of the most superior methods within the field of PTMomics. Recently, MRL has developed the most comprehensive method for assessing PTMs such as phosphorylation, glycosylation, acetylation and reversible cysteine modifications from minute amount of sample. This method he used to characterize glucose-stimulated beta-cells, signaling in beta-cells derived from db/db mice, to reveal novel signaling processes associated with synaptic transmission in neurons and to study early brain development using brain organoids. The above-mentioned methods have been instrumental in the development of the growing field of PTMomics and MRLs role in developing this field was recognized by a Danish Elite Research award in 2014. MRL has published more than 230 scientific peer reviewed articles which has been cited more than 12000 times and he has an H-index of 54. MRL served in the HUPO board 2009-2019 and was chair of the HUPO award committee 2014-2019. MRL has held 13 EMBO practical workshops on PTM analysis.

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Prof. Manuel Mayr

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Prof. Manuel Mayr: UK

Manuel Mayr is the British Heart Foundation (BHF) Professor for Cardiovascular Proteomics. He qualified in Medicine from the University of Innsbruck (Austria) in 1999. He then moved to London to undertake a PhD on combining proteomics and metabolomics. Upon completion of his PhD in 2005, he achieved promotion to Professor at King’s College London in 2011. In 2017, he has been awarded a BHF Personal Chair.

His group uses proteomics in combination with other -omics technologies to integrate biological information in disease-specific networks that drive pathophysiological changes. While studying molecular interactions has been a research focus for many years and has provided important insight into biology, the attention has now shifted towards a more integrative network biology approach (Nat Rev Cardiol. 2021;18(5):313-330). He has published more than 275 peer review scientific papers. He is Consulting Editor for JMCC and Circulation, Associated Editor for Atherosclerosis and Cardiovascular Research and serves on the editorial boards of Circ Res, ATVB and Mol Cell Proteomics.

His academic achievements have been recognised by the inaugural Michael Davies Early Career Award of the British Cardiovascular Society (2007), the inaugural Bernard and Joan Marshall Research Excellence Prize of the British Society for Cardiovascular Research (2010), the Outstanding Achievement Award by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Council for Basic Cardiovascular Science (2013) and most recently the President’s Distinguished Lecture of the International Society for Heart Research (ISHR, 2022).

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Prof. Lisa Jones

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Prof. Lisa Jones: USA

Lisa M. Jones is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California San Diego. She received her BS from the Department of Chemistry at Syracuse University and her PhD in Chemistry from Georgia State University. She received postdoctoral training in structural virology at the University of Alabama- Birmingham and in MS-based protein footprinting at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Jones’s research interests include the use of the protein footprinting method fast photochemical oxidation of proteins (FPOP) coupled with mass spectrometry for the characterization of the higher order structure of proteins. In particular, her lab has further developed the FPOP method for in-cell (IC-FPOP) studies for proteome-wide structural biology. Biological applications of IC-FPOP include characterizing protein folding intermediates directly in the cell and drug target (both on and off targets) determination. The Jones lab has also extended the method for in vivo analysis (IV-FPOP) in C. elegans. This provides the ability to study protein structure in an animal model for human disease.

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Prof. John Yates

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Prof. John Yates: USA
John R. Yates is the Ernest W. Hahn Professor in the Departments of Molecular Medicine and Neurobiology at Scripps Research. His research interests include development of integrated methods for tandem mass spectrometry analysis of protein mixtures, bioinformatics using mass spectrometry data, and biological studies involving proteomics. He is the lead inventor of the SEQUEST software for correlating tandem mass spectrometry data to sequences in the database and developer of the shotgun proteomics technique for the analysis of protein mixtures. His laboratory has developed proteomic techniques to analyze protein complexes, posttranslational modifications, organelles and quantitative analysis of protein expression for the study of biology. He has received awards including the ASMS Biemann Medal, HUPO Achievement Award, Christian Anfinsen Award (Protein Society), Analytical Chemistry award (ACS), Ralph N. Adams Award, Thomson Medal (IMSF), John B. Fenn Award (ASMS), HUPO Discovery Award. He is currently the EIC at the Journal of Proteome Research.

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Hugo Lopez-Fernandez

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Hugo Lopez-Fernandez: Spain

Hugo Lopez-Fernandez

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Dr. Isabell Bludau

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Dr. Isabell Bludau: Germany

Isabell Bludau is a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Prof. Matthias Mann at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry near Munich. She is specialized in computational proteomics and systems biology. During her PhD with Prof. Ruedi Aebersold at ETH Zurich, Isabell developed computational methods for analyzing large-scale proteomics data. She specifically worked on the detection and quantification of protein complexes and the inference of proteoform groups from bottom-up proteomics data. Recently, Isabell’s work focuses on investigating post-translational modifications in their 3-dimensional context. Isabell’s PhD thesis was awarded with the ETH silver medal and her postdoctoral research is supported by a Postdoc.Mobility fellowship of the Swiss National Science Foundation. Next to her research, Isabell is a member of the organizing committee of the ISCB’s Community of Special Interest on Computational Mass Spectrometry and she is part of the HUPO Early Career Researcher Initiative.

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Asst. Prof. Sarah Parker

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Asst. Prof. Sarah Parker: USA
Sarah Parker completed her PhD in Physiology in 2011 from the Medical College of Wisconsin, where she first began training in Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics with Dr. Andrew Greene. She then completed a Post Doctoral Fellowship with Dr. Jennifer Van Eyk at Johns Hopkins University, including a 3 month Fellowship working in Reudi Aebersold’s lab at ETH to learn the DIA-SWATH pipeline. Sarah began her faculty position at Cedars-Sinai in 2018 where she runs an Academic lab utilizing proteomics to study mechanisms and biomarkers of aneurysm and atherosclerosis. She has also recently taken on the role of Co-Director for the CSMC Proteomics and Metabolomics Core Facility. She has published on a range of proteomics projects, mostly incorporating DIA-MS and MRM techniques for protein identification and quantification.

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Assoc. Prof. Nikolai Slavov

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Assoc. Prof. Nikolai Slavov: USA
Nikolai Slavov’s group seeks principles in the coordination among protein synthesis, metabolism, cell growth and differentiation. The Slavov group has pioneered multiplexed mass-spectrometry methods for quantifying proteins in single cells and is developing new computational methods for analyzing and understanding single-cell proteomics and multimodal data. The group obtained direct evidence for a new regulatory mechanism of protein synthesis (ribosome specialization) and continues to drive research in this emerging field supported by the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award. Dr. Slavov studied biology and physics at MIT before completing a dissertation at Princeton University (Botstein laboratory) with research focused on the coordination among metabolism, growth and gene expression. He then returned to MIT (van Oudenaarden laboratory) for post-doctoral research that characterized trade-offs of aerobic glycolysis.

Assoc. Prof. Nikolai Slavov

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Assoc. Prof. Daniel Kolarich

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Assoc. Prof. Daniel Kolarich: Australia
Daniel is an ARC Future Fellow and leading the glycomics/glycoproteomics initiative at the ACRF International Centre for Cancer Glycomics, Institute for Glycomics, Griffith University in Queensland, Australia. His research interest is in understanding the glyco-language and its variations involved in cancer, immunity and infectious diseases. He and his team have been developing and applying cutting-edge glycomics and glycoproteomics for clinical applications and integrating glycomics and glycoproteomics data into integrated multi-omics workflows.
His career took him from Vienna to Macquarie University, Sydney, before starting his independent career in 2010 as a group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Colloids and Interfaces, Germany. Daniel returned to Australia in 2017 to establish and lead a new cancer and infectious disease glycomics and glycoproteomics laboratory at the Institute for Glycomics, Griffith University. These efforts have made it possible that in 2022, supported by multi-million investment from the Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) and Griffith University, the new ACRF International Centre for Cancer Glycomics could be established. This unique facility provides a bridge between basic and applied medical research with a specific focus on carbohydrates, the fourth major class of biomolecules essential for life.

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Assoc. Prof. Cheng Chang

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Assoc. Prof. Cheng Chang: China

Cheng Chang received his B.E. in Electronic Engineering from Hunan University, China, in 2010 and received in his Ph.D. in Bioinformatics from Beijing Proteome Research Center, China, in 2015. Currently, he is an associate research fellow in Department of Biomedical Big Data, Beijing Proteome Research Center and National Center for Protein Sciences (Beijing). His major research interests include proteomics, bioinformatics, and precision medicine.

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Assoc. Prof. Birgit Schilling

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Assoc. Prof. Birgit Schilling: USA
Dr. Birgit Schilling works at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2000, where she has her own lab as Associate Professor and is Director of the Mass Spectrometry Technology Center. Dr Schilling is interested in translational research and any research that may aim towards therapeutic interventions to improve human aging or disease. Dr. Schilling’s uses modern proteomics technologies, such as data-independent acquisitions to investigate basic mechanisms of aging, as well as using this knowledge to develop biomarkers of aging and disease. Additional key projects in the lab investigate the dynamic role of post-translational modifications (PTMs) during signaling and specifically in the context of metabolic diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, cancer and aging. Combination of data-independent acquisitions with PTM research has allowed to gain better understanding for modification site localization and PTM crosstalk.

Assoc. Prof. Birgit Schilling

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Pre-Congress Speakers

Prof. Martin Larsen

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Prof. Martin Larsen: Denmark
Professor Martin R. Larsen (MRL) is internationally recognized for development of method for the characterization of post-translational modifications (PTMs) of proteins in cell signaling and in bridging biological mass spectrometry and biomedical research. He coined the term “Phosphoproteomics” in 2001 and have developed some of the most superior methods within the field of PTMomics. Recently, MRL has developed the most comprehensive method for assessing PTMs such as phosphorylation, glycosylation, acetylation and reversible cysteine modifications from minute amount of sample. This method he used to characterize glucose-stimulated beta-cells, signaling in beta-cells derived from db/db mice, to reveal novel signaling processes associated with synaptic transmission in neurons and to study early brain development using brain organoids. The above-mentioned methods have been instrumental in the development of the growing field of PTMomics and MRLs role in developing this field was recognized by a Danish Elite Research award in 2014. MRL has published more than 230 scientific peer reviewed articles which has been cited more than 12000 times and he has an H-index of 54. MRL served in the HUPO board 2009-2019 and was chair of the HUPO award committee 2014-2019. MRL has held 13 EMBO practical workshops on PTM analysis.

Prof. Martin Larsen

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Prof. Manuel Mayr

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Prof. Manuel Mayr: UK

Manuel Mayr is the British Heart Foundation (BHF) Professor for Cardiovascular Proteomics. He qualified in Medicine from the University of Innsbruck (Austria) in 1999. He then moved to London to undertake a PhD on combining proteomics and metabolomics. Upon completion of his PhD in 2005, he achieved promotion to Professor at King’s College London in 2011. In 2017, he has been awarded a BHF Personal Chair.

His group uses proteomics in combination with other -omics technologies to integrate biological information in disease-specific networks that drive pathophysiological changes. While studying molecular interactions has been a research focus for many years and has provided important insight into biology, the attention has now shifted towards a more integrative network biology approach (Nat Rev Cardiol. 2021;18(5):313-330). He has published more than 275 peer review scientific papers. He is Consulting Editor for JMCC and Circulation, Associated Editor for Atherosclerosis and Cardiovascular Research and serves on the editorial boards of Circ Res, ATVB and Mol Cell Proteomics.

His academic achievements have been recognised by the inaugural Michael Davies Early Career Award of the British Cardiovascular Society (2007), the inaugural Bernard and Joan Marshall Research Excellence Prize of the British Society for Cardiovascular Research (2010), the Outstanding Achievement Award by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Council for Basic Cardiovascular Science (2013) and most recently the President’s Distinguished Lecture of the International Society for Heart Research (ISHR, 2022).

Prof. Manuel Mayr

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Prof. Lisa Jones

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Prof. Lisa Jones: USA

Lisa M. Jones is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California San Diego. She received her BS from the Department of Chemistry at Syracuse University and her PhD in Chemistry from Georgia State University. She received postdoctoral training in structural virology at the University of Alabama- Birmingham and in MS-based protein footprinting at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Jones’s research interests include the use of the protein footprinting method fast photochemical oxidation of proteins (FPOP) coupled with mass spectrometry for the characterization of the higher order structure of proteins. In particular, her lab has further developed the FPOP method for in-cell (IC-FPOP) studies for proteome-wide structural biology. Biological applications of IC-FPOP include characterizing protein folding intermediates directly in the cell and drug target (both on and off targets) determination. The Jones lab has also extended the method for in vivo analysis (IV-FPOP) in C. elegans. This provides the ability to study protein structure in an animal model for human disease.

Prof. Lisa Jones

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Prof. John Yates

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Prof. John Yates: USA
John R. Yates is the Ernest W. Hahn Professor in the Departments of Molecular Medicine and Neurobiology at Scripps Research. His research interests include development of integrated methods for tandem mass spectrometry analysis of protein mixtures, bioinformatics using mass spectrometry data, and biological studies involving proteomics. He is the lead inventor of the SEQUEST software for correlating tandem mass spectrometry data to sequences in the database and developer of the shotgun proteomics technique for the analysis of protein mixtures. His laboratory has developed proteomic techniques to analyze protein complexes, posttranslational modifications, organelles and quantitative analysis of protein expression for the study of biology. He has received awards including the ASMS Biemann Medal, HUPO Achievement Award, Christian Anfinsen Award (Protein Society), Analytical Chemistry award (ACS), Ralph N. Adams Award, Thomson Medal (IMSF), John B. Fenn Award (ASMS), HUPO Discovery Award. He is currently the EIC at the Journal of Proteome Research.

Prof. John Yates

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Hugo Lopez-Fernandez

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Hugo Lopez-Fernandez: Spain

Hugo Lopez-Fernandez

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Dr. Isabell Bludau

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Dr. Isabell Bludau: Germany

Isabell Bludau is a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Prof. Matthias Mann at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry near Munich. She is specialized in computational proteomics and systems biology. During her PhD with Prof. Ruedi Aebersold at ETH Zurich, Isabell developed computational methods for analyzing large-scale proteomics data. She specifically worked on the detection and quantification of protein complexes and the inference of proteoform groups from bottom-up proteomics data. Recently, Isabell’s work focuses on investigating post-translational modifications in their 3-dimensional context. Isabell’s PhD thesis was awarded with the ETH silver medal and her postdoctoral research is supported by a Postdoc.Mobility fellowship of the Swiss National Science Foundation. Next to her research, Isabell is a member of the organizing committee of the ISCB’s Community of Special Interest on Computational Mass Spectrometry and she is part of the HUPO Early Career Researcher Initiative.

Dr. Isabell Bludau

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Asst. Prof. Sarah Parker

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Asst. Prof. Sarah Parker: USA
Sarah Parker completed her PhD in Physiology in 2011 from the Medical College of Wisconsin, where she first began training in Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics with Dr. Andrew Greene. She then completed a Post Doctoral Fellowship with Dr. Jennifer Van Eyk at Johns Hopkins University, including a 3 month Fellowship working in Reudi Aebersold’s lab at ETH to learn the DIA-SWATH pipeline. Sarah began her faculty position at Cedars-Sinai in 2018 where she runs an Academic lab utilizing proteomics to study mechanisms and biomarkers of aneurysm and atherosclerosis. She has also recently taken on the role of Co-Director for the CSMC Proteomics and Metabolomics Core Facility. She has published on a range of proteomics projects, mostly incorporating DIA-MS and MRM techniques for protein identification and quantification.

Asst. Prof. Sarah Parker

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Assoc. Prof. Nikolai Slavov

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Assoc. Prof. Nikolai Slavov: USA
Nikolai Slavov’s group seeks principles in the coordination among protein synthesis, metabolism, cell growth and differentiation. The Slavov group has pioneered multiplexed mass-spectrometry methods for quantifying proteins in single cells and is developing new computational methods for analyzing and understanding single-cell proteomics and multimodal data. The group obtained direct evidence for a new regulatory mechanism of protein synthesis (ribosome specialization) and continues to drive research in this emerging field supported by the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award. Dr. Slavov studied biology and physics at MIT before completing a dissertation at Princeton University (Botstein laboratory) with research focused on the coordination among metabolism, growth and gene expression. He then returned to MIT (van Oudenaarden laboratory) for post-doctoral research that characterized trade-offs of aerobic glycolysis.

Assoc. Prof. Nikolai Slavov

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Assoc. Prof. Daniel Kolarich

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Assoc. Prof. Daniel Kolarich: Australia
Daniel is an ARC Future Fellow and leading the glycomics/glycoproteomics initiative at the ACRF International Centre for Cancer Glycomics, Institute for Glycomics, Griffith University in Queensland, Australia. His research interest is in understanding the glyco-language and its variations involved in cancer, immunity and infectious diseases. He and his team have been developing and applying cutting-edge glycomics and glycoproteomics for clinical applications and integrating glycomics and glycoproteomics data into integrated multi-omics workflows.
His career took him from Vienna to Macquarie University, Sydney, before starting his independent career in 2010 as a group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Colloids and Interfaces, Germany. Daniel returned to Australia in 2017 to establish and lead a new cancer and infectious disease glycomics and glycoproteomics laboratory at the Institute for Glycomics, Griffith University. These efforts have made it possible that in 2022, supported by multi-million investment from the Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) and Griffith University, the new ACRF International Centre for Cancer Glycomics could be established. This unique facility provides a bridge between basic and applied medical research with a specific focus on carbohydrates, the fourth major class of biomolecules essential for life.

Assoc. Prof. Daniel Kolarich

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Assoc. Prof. Cheng Chang

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Assoc. Prof. Cheng Chang: China

Cheng Chang received his B.E. in Electronic Engineering from Hunan University, China, in 2010 and received in his Ph.D. in Bioinformatics from Beijing Proteome Research Center, China, in 2015. Currently, he is an associate research fellow in Department of Biomedical Big Data, Beijing Proteome Research Center and National Center for Protein Sciences (Beijing). His major research interests include proteomics, bioinformatics, and precision medicine.

Assoc. Prof. Cheng Chang

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Assoc. Prof. Birgit Schilling

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Assoc. Prof. Birgit Schilling: USA
Dr. Birgit Schilling works at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2000, where she has her own lab as Associate Professor and is Director of the Mass Spectrometry Technology Center. Dr Schilling is interested in translational research and any research that may aim towards therapeutic interventions to improve human aging or disease. Dr. Schilling’s uses modern proteomics technologies, such as data-independent acquisitions to investigate basic mechanisms of aging, as well as using this knowledge to develop biomarkers of aging and disease. Additional key projects in the lab investigate the dynamic role of post-translational modifications (PTMs) during signaling and specifically in the context of metabolic diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, cancer and aging. Combination of data-independent acquisitions with PTM research has allowed to gain better understanding for modification site localization and PTM crosstalk.

Assoc. Prof. Birgit Schilling

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