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2021 HUPO Awards

HUPO awards are presented annually at the world congress. These awards recognize the outstanding efforts and achievements of individuals or groups in the field of proteomics. We gratefully acknowledge the support of Clinical Proteomics (BioMed Central), Journal of Proteomics (ELSEVIER BV), Journal of Proteome Research (ACS Publications) and the HUPO Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) as sponsors of  the annual awards. 

To receive the monetary prize, winners are required to attend the annual congress. 

The 2021 call for nominations is now closed.  

Distinguished Achievement in Proteomic Sciences Award

Sponsored by the Journal of Proteome Research (ACS Publications)

Prize: USD 3,000 to attend a live HUPO meeting

Recognizes a scientist for distinguished scientific achievements in the field of proteomic science.

Clinical and Translational Proteomics Award

Sponsored by Clinical Proteomics (BioMed Central)

Prize: USD 3,000 to attend a live HUPO meeting

Recognizes a scientist in the field of clinical and translational proteomics.

Discovery in Proteomic Sciences Award

Sponsored by Journal of Proteomics (ELSEVIER BV)

Prize: USD 3,000 to attend a live HUPO meeting

Recognizes a scientist for a single discovery in the field of proteomics.

Science and Technology Award

Sponsored by the Industrial Advisory Board (IAB)

Prize: USD 3,000 to attend a live HUPO meeting

Recognizes an individual or a team in private industry for the commercialization or (not necessarily) the invention of products, technologies or procedures which had the demonstrated effect in enabling proteome researchers to advance their science. The award will be given in one of four categories (MS hardware, separations, sample prep and data analysis/informatics) and should rotate in these categories. IAB member companies or companies supporting the HUPO organization are encouraged to nominate eligible individuals or teams from their ranks.

Distinguished Service Award (presented every other year)

Prize: USD 3,000 to attend a live HUPO meeting

Recognizes an exemplary member of the proteomic research community whose dedicated service has made indispensable contributions to the organization and mission of HUPO. This award is presented every other year (2019, 2021, 2023).

Nomination Requirements 

You are invited to nominate an award candidate online via the 2021 HUPO Awards - Nomination Forms 

Nomination deadline: May 31, 2021 at 23:59 PDT 

Nomination requirements: 

  • 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.
  • All information must be included in the online submission form.
  • Awards will be presented at HUPO Reconnect 2021 during the Closing Ceremony & Awards Session on November 19, 2021. Attendance at the congress is required of award recipients; the USD 3,000 prize is intended to be used as travel support. No other travel support will be provided. 
  • If your nominee is not awarded this year the nomination will carry forward to future years. Prior to re-submitting your previous nominations you will be contacted to see if you'd like to update the information.
  • Please review past award recipients to ensure your nominee has not already received the award.  

You will require the following information to submit a nomination:

  • Nominee Details (Name, Institution, Email Address)
  • Nominator Details (Your Name, Institution, Email Address)
  • Reason for Nomination (Could include honors awarded to the nominee, mentioned of career-best publications, significant achievements etc.) Questions will vary based on the award category.
  • Science & Technology nominations require the above information as well as:
    • The technology or innovation
    • Its impact on the field of proteomics
    • The specific area of proteomics relevant to the technology
    • How it was brought to the marketplace





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