Human proteome project meeting

September 7, 2011

Proteomics researchers are gathering at the meeting of the Human Proteome Organisation (HUPO 2011) from 3?7 September in Geneva, Switzerland, to define new short-term milestones for the Human Proteome Project.

Proteomics researchers are gathering at the meeting of the Human Proteome Organisation (HUPO 2011) from 3–7 September in Geneva, Switzerland, to define new short-term milestones for the Human Proteome Project (HPP). This global collaboration aims to map the entire human proteome over the next five to ten years.

The project will be introduced to delegates at workshops throughout the week, including an AB Sciex sponsored workshop on 5 September, opening with an introduction by the HPP leader and HUPO vice president, Pierre Legrain.

The Human Proteome Project is a global collaboration between proteomics researchers that aims to assign and characterize all proteins in the human body. To identify, quantify and annotate all human protein-coding genes, the project will use three tools: mass spectrometry, antibody affinity and bioinformatics. For each method the project is defining guidelines with recommendations for experimental procedures, sample handling and data analysis.

The ultimate goal is to produce high-quality results that would be universally available to researchers all over the world. In the long term, the HPP aims to take proteomics beyond research and into clinical applications.The proteome project’s workshop will be followed by two further workshops focusing on new mass spectrometry technologies and workflows in peptide quantification and will be open to all delegates.

For more information on the event visit www.hupo2011.com