Happy New Year!
On behalf of all of the HUPO Executive Committee I’m delighted to be able to wish all HUPO members a very happy and healthy 2019. I hope your year ahead will be productive and enjoyable. Having had a successful 2018, HUPO has much to look forward to in the coming year.
In my role as the incoming President, my main objective is to work inclusively with all the HUPO committees and members to raise awareness of the impact of proteomics. Impact that arises from the significant advances that have been made recently and from those that will undoubtedly emerge in 2019. I hope collectively we can work to ensure that the central importance of proteomics in our understanding of human biology – in health and disease - is recognized at all levels - from the public, to research funders and policy makers. I’m looking forward to working with you all to achieve this and if there is anything that I, or HUPO, can do to help you in your research endeavors and career in proteomics then please don’t hesitate to get in contact.
Of course, I’m also looking forward to meeting as many existing and new individual HUPO members at conferences and other events throughout 2019 but especially at our flagship meeting, HUPO 2019, in Adelaide this coming September (www.hupo2019.org). I encourage you to participate in HUPO 2019 as it will undoubtedly be a superb forum for presenting and discussing your research.
As you are hopefully aware, the Human Proteome Project (HPP) is HUPO’s flagship project. Through the quite remarkable leadership of Gil Omenn, the HPP has coordinated and been responsible for many significant achievements – far too many to document here but to be found in previous issues of HUPOST. Through Gil’s hugely impressive and dedicated efforts the HPP is now firmly established as the central hub for HUPO’s research activities and under the new leadership of former HUPO President Mark Baker is poised to develop further. 2019 is a great time to get involved in the HPP and I encourage you to find out what it is doing and get involved.
Finally, conscious of the successes HUPO has achieved through the efforts of many individuals - too many to mention and thank – I would like to acknowledge the contribution made by our most recent past President – Mike Snyder. Of Mike’s many impressive HUPO achievements perhaps most notable and quite unique has been the hPOP initiative. Don’t know what that is? Then again I encourage you to be proactive, find out and get involved!
I’m sure you will find much in this issue of HUPOST, please enjoy!
My message for 2019: HUPO is an international and inclusive team that actively welcomes your participation - be proactive, get involved.