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HUMAN Immuno-Peptidome PROJECT

Leadership and Team members


Nicola Ternette, Ph.D

Oxford, United Kingdom


Jennifer G. Abelin, Ph.D

Cambridge, MA, USA

Executive Committee members:

Michal Bassani-Sternberg, Ph.D - Former Chair

University of Lausanne (CHUV), Switzerland

Annika Nelde, Ph.D

Tübingen, Germany

Pouya Faridi, Pharm.D, Ph.D

Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Wei Wu, Ph.D

Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Krystel Vincent, Ph.D

University of Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Susan Klaeger, Ph.D

Genentech, San Francisco, USA


The collection of peptides presented to the cell surface by class I and class II human leukocyte antigen (HLA) molecules are referred to as the immunopeptidome and are of great importance for basic and translational science. For basic science, the comprehensive analysis of the immunopeptidome is a critical component for understanding the immune system; for translational science, exact knowledge of the immunopeptidome can directly fuel and guide the development of next-generation vaccines, cell therapies and immunotherapies against autoimmunity, infectious diseases and cancers.

HUPO-HIPP started in 2015. The long-term goal of HUPO-HIPP is to map the entire repertoire of peptides presented by HLA molecules using mass spectrometry technologies, and make its robust analysis accessible to any immunologist, clinical-investigator and other researchers. Pillars of the HUPO-HIPP program are: (1) method and technology development, (2) standardization, (3) effective data sharing, and (4) education.

Current lines of work:

  • Organize a HUPO-HIPP summer school every two+ years to expand the immunopeptidomics community
  • Organize quarterly virtual webinars/panels to share and discuss the latest advances in immunopeptidome research and technology development
  • Design multi-laboratory studies to benchmark protocols and MS technologies
  • Establish partnerships with MS developers to improve detection and analysis of immunopeptidomes
  • Establish partnerships with journals’ editors and funding agencies to enforce sharing of immunopeptidomic data
  • Promote the visibility of HUPO-HIPP in publications, conferences, workshops and elsewhere

HIPP membership:

If you would like to become a member of HUPO-HIPP complete the attached Membership Form.

Announcements & upcoming events

 The HUPO-HIPP launches the 3rd edition of the summer School

Taking place in Montreal, Canada

from August 14th to August 16th 2024

What is the Summer School?

A 3 day event where you will have the opportunity to meet experts in the field of immunopeptidomic. Providing opportunities for networking among young scientists in the field of immunopeptidomics, our summer school will contribute to boost the accessibility to immunopeptidomics technologies and to open this scientific niche to a bigger audience.

Event website

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