Sponsors and Exhibitors
Workshops, Pre- and Post-
Students & Post-docs
Abstract Search and Planner
The congress program will commence with a plenary lecture on Sunday evening September 30 followed by a welcome reception with exhibitors. There will be additional plenary lectures each day Monday - Wednesday, October 1 - 3, 2018.
Confirmed Plenary Speakers
Art and Science
Co-founder Beth Anderson helps others better understand the dizzying array of new inventions and discoveries the fields of science & technology. Biotech and pharmaceutical companies, science media and publishers, and higher education institutions select and partner with Arkitek Scientific to create compelling content that advances the understanding of the world around us.
Beth Anderson's plenary talk will be featured in the Sunday evening opening session on Sunday, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Mount Sinai Medical Center
Joel Dudley, PhD, an internationally recognized investigator in translational bioinformatics and precision medicine. He was recently named Executive Vice President for Precision Health for the Mount Sinai Health System. In this new role, he will create a Precision Health Enterprise by linking pioneering research conducted in the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) with implementation strategies developed in collaboration with leadership and staff throughout the Health System. His talk will share the highlight potential new paths forward in translational bioinformatics and its impacts on precision medicine.
Joel Dudley's plenary talk will be featured Monday afternoon in the Plenary Session, Monday, October 1.
The State Key Laboratory of Proteomics
Beijing Proteome Research Center
Special International Initiatives Update
Fuchu He PhD, Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Member of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World, founded Beijing Proteome Research Center and China State Key Laboratory of Proteomics and is currently their president and director. He was among the first group of people who founded the Human Proteome Organization (HUPO) in 2001 and the first Chinese scientist who led an international consortium to undertake a large scale project to decipher the human liver proteome as the inaugural chair of Human Liver Proteome Project (HLPP), the first proteome project for human organs. He founded the Chinese arm of HUPO (CNHUPO) and is currently the president of Asia Oceania HUPO (AOHUPO). Now he is propelling the campaign of the National Core Facility for Protein Sciences-PHOENIX (Pilot Hub Of ENcyclopediac proteomIX) in China.
Fuchu He's special plenary update will be Tuesday morning, 9:00 - 9:15 am
Howard Hughes Medical Institute and University of Colorado at Boulder
Structural Biology of Chromatin
Professor Karolin Luger is a biochemist and structural biologist recognized for her work on chromatin structure and function. She was a key player in efforts to elucidate the three-dimensional structure of the nucleosome, the basic repeating unit in chromatin. Her recent work has focused on how nucleosomes are recognized and assembled, how nucleosome dynamics and epigenetic changes affect gene expression and DNA repair, and how nucleosomes might have evolved from simple design principles. Dr. Luger is also an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the US National Academy of Sciences.
Karolin Luger's plenary talk will be Tuesday morning, 8:30 - 9:00 am
Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry
As a pioneer of mass spectrometry-based proteomics, Matthias has made landmark contributions to the development of electrospray ionization, making mass spectrometry applicable to molecular biology, and developing computer algorithms to connect mass-spectrometric data with sequence databases. At both the Max Planck Institute in Germany and the Center for Protein Research in Denmark, the Mann groups work in proteomics technology development to perform global large-scale proteomics and phosphoproteomics studies applicable to different biological questions and medical fields. The Mann lab is a technical leader in the field of mass spectrometry and metabolic labeling and have pioneered deeper coverage of proteomes for more than two decades. Matthias focuses on clinically relevant topics and has unlocked the analysis of human blood and its components for proteomic screening of clinical cohorts for new biomarkers.
Matthias Mann's plenary talk will be Wednesday afternoon, 5:00 - 5:30 pm.
Mary Higby Schweitzer
North Carolina State University
Professor Mary Schweitzer stunned the world when she published that proteins could be identified from 65 Million dinosaur fossils. Her work demonstrated that proteins exist longer then DNA in fossils. This work inspired the field the paleoproteomics and has led to significant discoveries of ancient proteins from fossils. Her talk at HUPO2018 will update this fascinating area of research.
Mary Higby Schweitzer's plenary talk will be Wednesday morning, 8:30 - 9:15 am.
Human Cell Atlas
Professor Stephen Quake is a recognized leader in single cell sequencing. More recently he is working with the Human Cell Atlas based primarily of single cell transcriptomics. His talk will highlight the efforts and plans of the groundbreaking Human Cell Atlas project.
Stephen Quake's plenary talk will be in the plenary session on Monday morning, 8:30 - 9:00 am.
Carol V. Robinson
MCP Lecturship Awardee 2018
Professor Robinson is a distinguished Professor at Oxford University. She established the field of native proteomic analysis of very large protein complexes. These studies have led to novel insights in the structures of protein complexes. Her talk at HUPO2018 will unveil new insights in native protein complex analyses.
Carol Robinson's talk will be featured in the congress opening session Sunday, 6:00 - 7:15 pm.
About the MCP Lectureship
Molecular & Cellular Proteomics
, an official publication of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, introduced its sponsored lectureship series as part of its 10th anniversary celebration in 2011. Each lecturer is a leader in the field of proteomics who presents his or her particular research and interests, with the intent to expand on proteomics’ potential to ask (and answer) increasingly complex questions associated with health, energy, food supply and the environment. The lectureships are given at germane meetings and symposia throughout the year, and the lecturers are chosen by the organizers of those meetings. Each lecturer is presented with a crystal plaque to commemorate the occasion.