Human Proteome Project (HPP)

HPP Activity in Vancouver (September 27 – October 1)

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 Vancouver 2015 below or at the HUPO 2015 website. Detailed information regarding all activities will be posted here once available. 

Pre-Congress: HPP General Leadership Meeting

  • Date & Time: Sunday, September 27, 09:00-15:30
  • Location: Vancouver Convention Centre

An opportunity to review all aspects of the HPP prior to the congress start.  Participation in this meeting is included in registration.


  • Date & Time: Monday-Wednesday, September 27-30, 07:30-09:00
  • Location: Vancouver Convention Centre, various rooms

All congress attendees are encourage to participate in these daily early morning sessions. More than 10 different sessions operating under the HPP umbrella will be offered. Participation in these sessions is included in registration.


  • Date & Time: Thursday, October 1, all day
  • Location: Vancouver, SFU Harbour Centre (515 West Hastings Street – Joseph and Rosalie Seagal Centre)

Co-Chairs: Gil Omenn, Jennifer van Eyk, Young-Ki Paik

Topics for the full day HPP Sessions on Thursday, October  will include but are not limited to:

  • Highlights from the Vancouver Congress for the next stage of the HPP
  • Collaborative initiatives of C-HPP, B/D-HPP, and the two consortia together
  • Special insights from the HPP Resource Pillars: Antibodies, Mass Spectrometry, Knowledgebase
  • Updated Metrics for the HPP
  • Cross-analyses with antibodies and MS for the same specimens
  • Deliverables for 2015-2016

There is no fee to attend the workshop, however pre-registration through the congress online registration process is required. Light refreshments and lunch will be included. 

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)