The Nominations and Elections Committee of the Human Proteome Organization is pleased to announce the official slate of candidates for the 2018 HUPO Council election. HUPO wishes to express thanks to those candidates who are willing to stand for council election for a three-year term beginning in 2019 (2019- 2021). The election period for HUPO Council is (September 4-September 30, 2018).
Again this year, the vote is conducted online. In September, all active HUPO members will receive an email containing a secure election ID code. Electors simply click on the link provided and cast their anonymous votes.
Each regional (Central, Western, Eastern) organization has been asked to nominate two (2) candidates to be considered for 'diversity' positions on the HUPO Council. 'Diversity' candidates are nominated by the national/regional proteomics societies with the understanding that the selections should increase the diversity of the Council from each region (examples: less represented countries as defined by HUPO membership fees, gender balance, young scientists, agricultural and micro-organism proteomic, industry). There is a block vote for diversity candidates with “accept” or “not accept” as part of the global HUPO election process.
This year the Eastern region decided to elect their five slots in the general election and have not appointed two diversity candidates. The Central and Western regions have submitted two diversity candidates each so there are four diversity candidates: two from the Central region and two from the Western region.
The slate of candidates is now available.