By Michelle Hill, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Brisbane, Australia
It has been a pleasure to serve as HUPOST editor and HUPO Secretary General for the past 2 years. I would like to thank our staff editor Amanda, HPP and ECR news co-ordinators for their continued dedication to HUPOST and the HUPO community. A highlight for 2020 was the “Proteomics in Action” article series that showcased global proteomics uses in everyday life from forensics, clinical diagnostic, drug development to archeology and marine science. Particular thanks go to Stephen Pennington for his enthusiasm and support, as well as all contributors and the people featured.
I now pass the reins of HUPOST editor to Ben Garcia. Ben is currently the John McCrea Dickson, MD, Presidential Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, and Director of Quantitative Proteomics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His research interests include applying mass spectrometry based proteomics for understanding epigenetic mechanisms in human disease, presenting his work at many HUPO World Congress meetings in the past. Ben has been on the Board of Directors of the United States HUPO since 2011, and served on the HUPO Council since 2016. In addition to his recent election to the HUPO Executive Committee as Member-at-Large, Ben has also joined the Marketing & Membership Committee. Hence, he is well-placed to ensure HUPOST fulfils both HUPO member communication needs and marketing strategies.
All HUPO members can submit proteomics related announcements (workshops, courses, job openings) for consideration for HUPOST, which is sent out monthly to the HUPO mailing list. If you have any ideas for HUPOST, please reach out to Ben via firstname.lastname@example.org.