Human Proteome Project (HPP)

HPP Activity in Madrid (October 5 – 8) and Segovia (October 9)

The HUPO Annual World Congress provides an opportunity to convene face-to-face meetings and sessions across the full-range of HPP activities.  Find out what is planned for Madrid and Segovia using the comprehensive activity guides below.  Information is also available in stand-alone documents.

Comprehensive Activity Guides

Pre-Congress in Madrid:  Sunday, October 5, 10:00 – 17:00, Room D
HPP Investigators Meeting Agenda
An opportunity to review all aspects of the HPP prior to the congress start.  Review the agenda to learn when topics of interest are under discussion.

Congress in Madrid:  Monday – Wednesday, October 6 – 8, 8:00 – 9:20 (various rooms)
HPP Early Morning Session Schedule & Descriptions
All congress attendees are encourage to participate in these daily early morning sessions. 21 different initiatives operating under the HPP umbrella have sessions planned. Enjoy!

Post-Congress in Segovia: Thursday, October 9, All-day (overnight)
Efforts to Accelerate the Human Proteome Project
Interested participants are invited to register here (required).  Segovia is located approximately one-hour from Madrid (by train or bus).  Transportation TO Segovia on Wednesday evening (October 8) will be provided for all registered participants (by bus).  Participants are responsible for their own hotel room Wednesday (Oct 8) and/or Thursday (Oct 9).


About the HPP

The Human Proteome Project (HPP) is an international project organized by the Human Proteome Organization (HUPO) that aims to revolutionize our understanding of the human proteome via a coordinated effort by many research laboratories around the world. It is designed to map the entire human proteome in a systematic effort using currently available and emerging techniques. Completion of this project will enhance understanding of human biology at the cellular level and lay a foundation for development of diagnostic, prognostic, therapeutic, and preventive medical applications. Visit the HPP website for detailed information.

HPP Overview

Three Pillars

The three pillars of the HPP are Mass Spectrometry (MS), Antibodies (Abs), and the Knowledgebase (KB). These three pillars form the foundation upon which the chromosome-based HPP and the biology/disease HPP are conceived.

Chromosome-based Human Proteome Project (C-HPP)

The chromosome-based HPP aims to expand our understanding of the human proteome with a focus on expanding the understanding of each and every gene on each chromosome. Additional information is available at the C-HPP portal.

Biology/Disease Human Proteome Project (B/D-HPP)

The biology/disease-based HPP aims to expand our understanding of the human proteome with a focus on important biology research aspects and ongoing disease-focused research.

Many of the B/D groups were independent HUPO initiatives prior to the development of the HPP structure and some are newly formed.  There are three groups that continue to function as independent HUPO initiatives as well as under the B/D branch of the HPP.

Biology and Disease-Driven Groups of the HPP (B/D – HPP)