The Human Proteome Project (HPP) was established by the Human Proteome Organization (HUPO) to explore the human proteome and to enable the routine, reliable and broad application of state-of the-art measurements of proteins and proteomes by life scientists studying the molecular mechanisms of biological processes and human disease*1. This will be accomplished through the generation of laboratory and informational resources that support both research and routine measurement of the process- or disease relevant proteins*2.
To accomplish these goals, the HPP is reaching out again to clinical scientists or clinicians who are using or are considering using proteomics technologies for their research projects*3. HPP is supporting five (5) clinician-scientists with a travel grant to attend the 2018 HUPO World Congress in Orlando, Florida, USA that will take place from September 30-October 4, 2018. With the launch of the HPP Pathology Resource Pillar at this year’s World Congress, the HPP offers up to two additional awards to encourage pathologists to apply.
Travel grant recipients will receive USD $1,000 to offset travel and hotel costs in addition to complimentary congress registration. The recipients are expected to actively participate in the HUPO Congress, as well as Human Proteome Project sessions on the Sunday prior to and/or Thursday after the HUPO Congress. Awardees may be invited to join HUPO/HPP panel discussions. The goal of these discussions is to gain insight and feedback particularly relevant to human disease.
The 2018 Call for HPP Clinical Scientist & Pathologist Travel Grant Applications is now closed.
*1 Aebersold R, Bader GD, Edwards AM, van Eyk JE, Kussmann M, Qin J, Omenn GS. (2013) The Biology/Disease-driven Human Proteome Project (B/D-HPP): Enabling Protein Research for the Life Sciences Community. J Proteome Res. 2013 Jan 4;12(1):23-7. doi: 10.1021/pr301151m.
*2 Lane, L.; Bairoch, A.; Beavis, R. C.; Deutsch, E. W.; Gaudet, P.; Lundberg, E.; Omenn, G. S., Metrics for the Human Proteome Project 2013-2014 and strategies for finding missing proteins. J Proteome Res 2014, 13, 15-20. ADD: Omenn, G.S., Lane, L, Lundberg EK, Overall CM, Deutsch EW. Progress on the HUPO drtaft human proteome: 2017 metris of the Human Proteome Project.-----J Proteome Res 2017;complete the reference. AND Paik et al, editorial, JPR 2017.
*3 The review committee will consider an application submitted by any clinical scientist or clinician who is or is considering using proteomics for their research including PhD-level scientist who are conducting clinical research.