HPP CALL FOR CHAIR NOMINATIONS
The Human Proteome Project (HPP) was launched in 2010 under the aegis of HUPO. The HPP was built upon a matrix structure, incorporating existing HUPO scientific initiatives (e.g., plasma, brain, liver proteome, etc.), the chromosomal-centric (started 2012 and abbreviated as C-HPP) and protein-biology-disease-centric initiatives (also started 2012 and called B/D-HPP). These are now underpinned by 4 resource pillars (affinity/antibody reagents, mass spectrometry, knowledgebase, and pathology). The vision of HUPO is that HPP activities will collectively and ultimately lead to breakthroughs enabled by proteomics, in medicine, biotechnology and the life sciences, thereby leaving a legacy of human proteome research.
The HPP continues to make progress, addressing two major challenges:
i) Cataloguing the human protein ‘parts’ list with high accuracy and
In January 2019, Dr. Mark Baker succeeded Dr. Gilbert S. Omenn as the Chair of the HPP. The term of the HPP Chair is three years and so the position becomes vacant on December 31, 2021. To ensure a smooth and consistent transition, the incoming Chair will sit on the HPP EC for one year prior to their 3-year term (2021) .
HUPO is currently seeking a scientifically strong, strategic, vibrant, enthusiastic and collegial leader who would be a suitable candidate to lead, build, advance, and represent the HPP as the new Chair. HUPO is keen to ensure regional and gender equity across its management structures. This position is honorary and in line with the many organizational positions within the HUPO Executive Committee.
Responsibilities of the HPP Chair include:
All candidates must be active HUPO members and scientists from the public or private sector with professional experience in the educational, research, or commercial activities related to the HPP. Applications will be first reviewed and voted on by the HPP Elections Committee, and the successful recommended candidate will be reviewed and endorsed by the HUPO Executive Committee, then ratified by HUPO Council at the October 2020 Council meeting.
Time is short. To apply, please submit your CV, a recent photo (in JPEG high-resolution format) and a one-page vision statement outlining why you are a suitable candidate for this position. Nominations are now closed, the submission deadline was September 13, 2020.