The international top researchers in proteomics will gather and present their work at the 7th annual world congress of the Human Proteome Organization (Hupo), 16-20 August 2008 at the RAI, Amsterdam
Proteomics entails the global analysis of protein levels in cells and organisms, with the aim to unravel biochemical pathways and to identify biomarkers for diseases.
The chairs of the meeting are Albert Heck (Netherlands Proteomics Centre and Utrecht University), Anne-Claude Gavin (EMBL, Germany) and Ruedi Aebersold (ETH and University of Zurich, Switzerland and Institute for Systems Biology, USA).
Next to a splendid scientific programme, there will be an exhibition displaying the latest technologies.
There are 2000 attendees expected from academia and industry.
Confirmed speakers include world renowned researchers as Tony Pawson, Hans Clevers, Andreas Pluckthun, Rong Zeng, Richard Caprioli, Carol Robinson, Henry Rodriguez, John Bergeron, Michael Hengartner, Steve Briggs, Michael Tyers, Peipei Ping, Ruedi Aebersold, Mathias Uhlen , Peter Andrews, Matthias Mann , Ole Jensen, Concha Gil, Pavel Pevzner, Kris Gevaert, Cathy Costello, Bernard Kuster , Brian Chait, Michael Snyder, Don Hunt, Jyoti Choudhary , Anne-Claude Gavin, Erin O'Shea, Sung-Hou Kim, John Yates, Rolf Apweiler, Josh LaBaer, Rob Russel, Cheryl Arrowsmith, Jeroen Krijgsveld, Richard Simpson, Conny Jimenez and Philippe Bastiaens.
The theme of the meeting is Proteome Biology, and reflects the progress of the field beyond identifying the building blocks of the proteome towards understanding of how the complex biological functions of a cell are orchestrated.
The annual Hupo meeting is the most important international scientific event addressing the analysis of proteins and their interactions in living organisms.
The meeting is alternatively held in the America's, Australia/Asia and in Europe.
Founded in 2001, the Human Proteome Organization is an international not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to coordinate and support the efforts of national and regional organizations involved in proteomics research.
It also provides training to facilitate the integration of proteomic tools and technologies to manage large data sets from studies related to human proteomics.
Hupo's international head office is located in Montreal, Canada.