HUPO Awards

The Human Proteome Organization presents HUPO awards annually at the World Congress. These awards recognize the outstanding efforts and achievements of individuals (or groups) in the field of proteomics. HUPO gratefully acknowledges support of the Industrial Advisory Board (IAB), Journal of Proteome Research (ACS Publications), and Elsevier as sponsors of three of the annual awards.

Science and Technology Award
($3,000, Sponsored by the HUPO Industrial Advisory Board)
The Science and Technology Award recognizes an individual or team in private industry who played a key role in commercialization of a proteomics technology, product, or procedure. The emphasis for the award is on making the technology, product, or procedure widely available, which is different from the basic scientific invention.

Distinguished Achievement in Proteomic Sciences Award
($3,000, Sponsored by the Journal of Proteome Research)
This award recognizes a scientist for distinguished scientific achievements in the field of proteomic science.

Translational Proteomics Award
($3,000, Sponsored by Elsevier)
The Translational Proteomics Award recognizes a scientist for distinguished scientific achievements in the field of translational proteomics science.

Discovery in Proteomic Sciences Award
The Discovery Award ($3,000) recognizes a scientist for a single discovery in the field of proteomics.

Distinguished Service Award
The Distinguished Service Award ($3,000) recognizes an exemplary member of the proteomic research community whose dedicated service has made indispensable contributions to the organization and mission of HUPO. The Service Award is awarded every other year and will next be awarded in 2017.


2016 Award Nominations

The award nomination process has been simplified this year, with an online submission form and no supporting documents or attachments required. You can submit a candidate using the online nomination form. The deadline to submit candidates is April 15, 2016.

Self nominations are not accepted. A nominee must be a member of HUPO to receive an award. Nominees should be currently active in proteomics, except in the rare case of an ‘inspiring historical’ figure. Awards will be presented at the 2016 HUPO World Congress, which will be held in Taipei from September 18-22, 2016, and attendance at the Congress is required of recipients. Congress registration is complimentary for award winners.


View the 2015 award recipients. 

View listing of past award recipients.