HUPOST Editor: Ben Garcia and Staff Editor: Sanj Gandham
October 2021
Congress Update

In 2020, HUPO responded to the needs of an unprecedented public health environment and delivered a comprehensive and very successful virtual HUPO Connect Congress. After careful considerations on the pandemic status, travel restrictions and Council surveys, we have decided that the HUPO 2021 ReCONNECT Congress will again be presented as a virtual meeting from November 15 - 19, 2021 with an exciting Pre-Congress program from November 8 - 12, 2021.

With an engaging scientific program (5-day pre-congress training, 12 topical sessions, bioinformatic hub, HPP Day, 7 hot topic discussion groups), industry seminars, strong Early Career Researcher (ECR) involvement (manuscript and poster competition), and innovative virtual networking opportunities, you don’t want to miss HUPO 2021 ReCONNECT!

Our new highly interactive virtual platform Gather.Town provides delegates with the opportunity to talk directly to presenters and other delegates via video chat. You will be able to 'wander' around, meet other delegates and join hallway conversations and mingle between groups. We cannot wait to see you soon.

The most up to date information can be found at In the meantime, please stay safe and healthy.

Yu-Ju Chen
HUPO President on behalf of the HUPO Executive Committee
Join Us on October 18 for an Exciting
HUPO 2021 ReCONNECT Pre-Congress Webinar!

October 18, 2021
08:00 PDT (UTC-7), 11:00 EDT (UTC-4), 15:00 UTC

Ever since the announcement of the Precision Medicine Initiative, there have been increasing efforts to identify and understand the basis of cancer using high-throughput technologies and the development of specialized treatments for specific subtypes of cancer, based on molecular evidence. Clinical proteogenomics is an exciting opportunity to complement the gene testing-centric clinical community for precision medicine. However, translating proteomic measurements to real-world patient care requires synergy of multiple requirements: meaningful and actionable molecular characterization, clinical and analytical validation, defining diagnosis values, and meeting regulatory compliance.

2021 HUPO General Assembly of Members

The HUPO General Assembly of Members (GAM) will take place virtually at HUPO ReCONNECT 2021. To accommodate global time zones, two online GAM sessions will be offered as follows (you do not need to attend both sessions): 

  • GAM Session 1: Tuesday, November 16 @ 20:00-21:00 UTC (Coordinated Universal Time)
  • GAM Session 2: Thursday, November 18 @ 05:45-06:45 UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) 

All active HUPO members will receive an email containing login details to both sessions. Members are encouraged to attend.
2021 Council Elections
The election period to vote for the HUPO Council is October 18 - November 14, 2021. All active HUPO members will receive an email containing online voting instructions on October 18The official slate of candidates can be viewed here. Please register as a member if you wish to receive a voting ballot. 
New Nominations and Elections Committee Co-Chair - Sisi Wu

The Nominations and Elections Committee welcomes Sisi Wu as the new Co-chair, who will join Aleksandra Nita-Lazar in managing the activities of the NEC.

Dr. Wu received her Ph.D. from the Washington State University (James Bruce’s laboratory), developing novel methods for mass spectrometry-based proteomics. Between 2006 and 2008, she conducted her postdoctoral research on top-down proteomics at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) with Drs. Ljiljiana Pasa-Tolic and Richard Smith. Later, she worked as a research scientist at Battelle Toxicology Northwest (2008-2010). Read more...
Early Career Researcher (ECR) Initiative
Tune in for the HUPO ReCONNECT 2021 ECR Mentoring Sessions!

The ECR Mentoring Sessions are a fabulous opportunity to ask questions and gain new insight into the facets of being an early career researcher. Three sessions are taking place during HUPO ReCONNECT 2021 and each one has a rockstar panel of mentors that attendees will get to hear from and interact with. View the details of our sessions below – we can’t wait to see you there!

How to successfully balance a personal life while in academia (November 15th, 2021 at 16:00 UTC)
  1. Dr. Christine Carapito, University of Strasbourg
  2. Dr. Harry Whitwell, Imperial College London
  3. Dr. Jennifer Geddes-McAlister, University of Guelph

Scientific Integrity (November 17th, 2021 at 20:00 UTC)
  1. Dr. Stephen Pennington, University College Dublin
  2. Dr. Suzanne Farley, Editorial Director at PLOS
  3. Dr. Anne-Claude Gingras, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute

Getting started on writing manuscripts, grants, and fellowships (November 19th, 2021 at 4:30 UTC)
  1. Dr. Yasushi Ishihama, Kyoto University
  2. Dr. Rebekah L. Gundry, University of Nebraska
  3. A representative from Molecular Omics
Good luck to All Participants of the
HUPO ReCONNECT Graduate Student Poster Competition!

Thank you to all of those who submitted an abstract for the HUPO ReCONNECT 2021 Graduate Student Poster Competition, sponsored by Molecular Omics! We are thrilled to report that 60 Master’s and Ph.D. students have entered the running. After careful evaluations over the coming days, eight finalists will be selected and granted the opportunity to present a short talk in a dedicated session at HUPO ReCONNECT 2021 (November 15th, 20:00 UTC) and an expert committee will declare a winner ($300 prize) and two runner ups ($150 prizes). Good luck to all our participants!
You Won’t Want to Miss the HUPO ReCONNECT ECR Networking Hour on November 16th, 2021 at 21:15 (UTC)!

The ECR Networking Hour is an opportunity to meet with fellow junior researchers and mentors from around the globe. Foster new connections for future collaborations and jobs in a light and friendly environment! We strongly encourage participants to keep their cameras on and participate in icebreaker and proteomics-related activities. Keep the engagement going on LinkedIn and Twitter beyond the conference!
Another Successful HUPO ECR Online Panel Discussion!
In partnership with the European Proteomics Association’s Young Proteomics Investigators Club (YPIC), the HUPO ECR Initiative hosted its second online panel discussion on September 27th at 10AM EDT (2PM UTC). Our panelists, Dr. Kathryn Lilley (University of Cambridge), Dr. Tharan Srikumar (Bruker), and Dr. Lindsay Pino (Talus Bio), shared their insights on managing expectations between a supervisor and oneself, which sparked lively conversations with attendees in the audience. Thank you to everyone who attended, our panelists, and our panel chair, Andreas Hober (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)! If you missed the live webinar you can view the recording here.

The next panel will be on Choosing and Managing Collaborations: Do’s and Don’ts. Stay tuned for more details and registration information!
Job Board
Postdoctoral Associate - CA, USA

The mass spectrometry research group of Alkahest is seeking a postdoctoral scientist. Our lab develops and applies cutting-edge bottom-up quantitative proteomics strategies to discover novel biomarkers from human plasma. To further this goal, we are interested in characterizing post-translational modifications in plasma proteins in the context of aging and disease. We are looking for a highly motivated and driven postdoctoral scientist. Find out more...

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