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2020 eastern region candidates 

Candidates are listed alphabetically by last name.

Adhari AlZaabi

Assistant Professor, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman

I am a passionate physician scientist with almost 8 years experience in clinical cancer proteomics. My research interest is to decipher and integrate the proteomic signatures of cancer with other omics ( genomics, transcriptomics, epigenomics, microbiomics and radiomics) in order to clinically translate it to improve cancer prevention, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment. During the PhD, I was extensively trained on mass spectroscopy based proteomics including high performance liquid chromatography, top down, bottom up proteomics protocols, instrument calibration and tuning, data analysis and laboratory management. My 3 years post-PhD were mainly to establish a solid academic and clinical proteomic research network through active research collaborations and memberships such as HUPO (The Human Proteome Organization) and EDRN (Early Detection Research Network) plus strengthening big data analysis skills for omics studies through online courses (e.g Data Science in Stratified Healthcare and Precision Medicine) and workshops. The past few years were very productive and I have been awarded The Research Council (TRC) 2019-2020 grant, as a Co-PI for project titled “Proteomics as Minimal Residual Disease Assessment in Patients with Acute Myeloid Leukemia”.

I am currently seeking a challenging professional and a leadership position within a cutting-edge translational cancer research facility/ organization to pursue cancer proteomics and multi-omics research and apply my skills to join a team of professionals to improve our understanding and management of the disease.

Subhra Chakraborty

Staff Scientist & Professor, National Institute of Plant Genome Research, India

One of the founding faculties at National Institute of Plant Genome Research (NIPGR), New Delhi, India, I am currently Professor. Trained as a molecular biologist and biotechnologist, I got interested in protein science and was instrumental in initiating and establishing Plant Proteomics and Translational Genomics research in India and established Department of Biotechnology sponsored Inter-institutional Proteomics facility at NIPGR. The central aim of my research is to elucidate the molecular mechanism, translational remodeling, protein-proteoform networks & proteomic pathways, and metabolic fingerprints involved in nutrient-response and multi-host resistance and to identify key proteins for modifying such traits in plants using proteome scale analyses of organeller, quantitative and PTM proteomics and system biology. Our targeted research has direct implications in plant and human health and vital to food and nutritional security. I have authored several publications in internationally reputed journals, hold international patents, mentored a large number of doctoral students, post-doctoral researchers and trainees in the field. I serve in editorial board and as reviewer to a number of National and International journals. I am Fellow of Indian Academy of Science, India; National Academy of Sciences, India and National Agricultural Academy of Sciences, India.

I am actively associated with national and international proteomics societies. Currently, I am serving as President, Proteomics Society, India (PSI); Council Member, Human Proteome Organization (HUPO); Council Member & Country Representative, Asia Oceania Agricultural Proteomics Organization (AOAPO); Member, International Plant Proteomics Organization (INPPO). I am honored to serve as the Co-chair of Food & Nutrition Initiative and HPP-SAB of HUPO. I am member of several research bodies and national committees in India concerning education, academic activities, research funding and policy planning. I was convener of the successful combined meeting of 8th PSI Annual Meeting & 3rd AOAPO Annual Meeting held in December 2016, New Delhi. I am the lead organizer of 21st HUPO Congress 2022 to be held in India.

I wish to continue serving HUPO to promote proteomics in Plant and Agricultural area, Food and Nutrition, Human and Plant health and have deep commitment for integrating national and international priorities in the field. My association with HUPO will help me to contribute effectively towards this direction.

Yu-Ju Chen

Distinguished Research Fellow, Director, Institute of Chemistry, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

From the view point of a chemist, integration of new chemical reagent/material, analytical instrumentation and informatics tools can facilitate development of new methodologies for the in-depth exploration of the under-represented proteome. Being one of the pioneering proteomics groups in Taiwan, Dr. Yu-Ju Chen has devoted her efforts to develop new mass spectrometry-based platforms for membrane proteome and post-translational modificom and their application to delineate the proteome network in biology and diseases. She has published more than 150 peer-reviewed articles including J Proteome Res., Mol. Cell. Proteomics, Proteomics, Anal. Chem., J. Am. Chem. Soc., Nat. Commun., Cancer Cell and Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, and 5 book chapters including co-editing a best-selling mass spectrometry textbook in Chinese (2500+ copies sold since 2015). She is honored to have opportunity to contribute to the international society by serving as the Senior Editor of Proteomics, Associate Editor of Mass Spectrometry Letters, editorial board member of the European Journal of Mass Spectrometry, Journal of Proteome Research and Frontiers in Analytical Chemistry.

Since her early career, Yu-Ju has played a key role to actively promote proteomics research and networking in Taiwan. Her term as the President of the Taiwan Proteomics Society (2009-2011) has increased the participants to +400 registered members. Under her leadership, Taiwan successfully hosted the 15th HUPO congress (1,200 attendants) and AOHUPO (300 attendants) in 2016. She has served as the chair of Publication Committee (2012-2016), EC member (2014-2016) and council member (2014-2016) of HUPO, Vice President (2018-2019)/council member of AOHUPO (since 2009) and International Mass Spectrometry Foundation (2012-2015). Proteomics is reaching the maturity stage to show impact and utility in biology and medicine. Yu-Ju will continue to work closely with the HUPO to initiate international and cross-multidisciplinary channels for sharing resources and knowledge, initiating scientific programs, promoting education and training as well as establishing friendship.

Je-Yoel Cho

Professor, KHUPO President, College of Veterinary Medicine, Seoul National University, South Korea

I, Je-Yoel Cho, DVM, PhD, am currently a professor in the Department of Biochemistry, College of Veterinary Medicine, Seoul National University, South Korea. After attaining my PhD at Ohio State University, USA, I did my Post-Doc training at the BIDMC Genomics center, Harvard Medical School (2001-2003), where my proteomics research begun. Then, as a professor at Kyungpook National University, Korea, from 2003 to 2011, my proteomics research was further developed. I have served as the secretary general of Korean Human Proteome Organization (KHUPO) (2012-2013), 10th and 11th President of KHUPO (2018-2019; 2020-2021), council member of AOHUPO (2014-2022), and council member of HUPO (2018-2020). I am currently the PI of Chromosome #9 team in the international chromosome-based human proteome project (C-HPP). My current research includes the development of cancer biomarkers through glycoproteomics using LC-ms/ms-based mass spectrometry. One of the main approaches for the biomarker development is based on comparative medicine between humans and companion animals in similar environments. My lab validates various biomarkers by MRM and further develops In vitro diagnostic–Multivariate index assays (IVD-MIA) for disease diagnosis and precision medicine. I have published approximately 150 papers in the area of proteomics and its application to cancer and other biology, in journals including MCP, Sci Transl Med, and JPR. One of the main reasons why I aspire to and am well-suited for a position on the HUPO council is that, as the chair of the 10th AOHUPO organizing committee, I want to sincerely serve in a good international position. As KHUPO president, I am hosting the 10th AOHUPO conference in Busan, Korea. The conference was originally scheduled to be held in 2020, however due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was postponed until the summer of 2021. My HUPO council position will significantly help to successfully host the AOHUPO conference in 2021.

Peter Hoffmann

Professor and Llyod Sansom Chair,Future Industries Institute, University of South Australia, Australia

I was the Chair of the HUPO 2019 in Adelaide together with Prof Stuart Cordwell and have been Vice President of the Australasian Proteomics Society from 2012-2019 and I'm now the President of the Australasian Proteomics Society. I have served as the Treasurer of the HUPO Executive Committee from 2017-2019. I have been a member of the HUPO Council since 2015 and served as a member of the Nomination Committee. I have worked in Proteomics since 1999 and attended almost all HUPO conferences since 2005. My research focus on the application of Proteomics in cancer research and on the use of Mass Spectrometry Imaging as diagnostic tool in cancer research. In all my engagements with HUPO and in the multiple functions I have hold in the past I always pushed for a more a democratic process and for gender equality.

I feel that I'm well suited to serve on the HUPO Council for another term.

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