The Human Brain Proteome Project (HBPP) is an initiative aimed towards unveiling the brain proteome. In the 2015 HUPO meeting, the HBPP renewed its steering committee and is now defining new tasks for its future. This includes large-scale and targeted state-of-the-art proteome studies on human brain, brain-related body fluids such as CSF, pre-clinical models and follow up projects to decipher the role of proteins in brain development, health and disease.
Current lines of work:
HBPP Steering Committee
Award For Prof. Daniel Martins-De-Souza
Serrapilheira Institute is the first private nonprofit institution created to promote science and increase its visibility and impact in Brazil.
Their first call was directed to identify and support the best young researchers in Brazil. According to its President, Dr. Hugo Aguilaniu, they looked for those who are posing the big questions in their fields.
There were almost 2000 submitted projects, from which they selected 65. These will receive R$ 100,000.00 (near US$ 31,000.00) for one year. The Institute will selected 10 to 12 out of the 65 to receive R$
1 million (near US$ 310,000.00) for additional three years.
Daniel Martins-de-Souza, member of the HBPP steering committee, is one of the 65 awardees. His project uses neuroproteomics to understand the molecular basis of schizophrenia and to identify protein biomarkers in patients´ blood which could predict antipsychotic response.
The Lab of Neuroproteomics (University of Campinas, Brazil) is a multidisciplinary group that bases their investigation on psychiatric disorders in proteomics. To explain their work to the general public, they created the following video. Lab of Neuroproteomics, UNICAMP, Brazil video.
26th HUPO Human Brain Proteome Project Workshop
25th HUPO Human Brain Proteome Project Workshop
27th HUPO Human Brain Proteome Project Workshop
28th The Human Brain Proteome Project (HBPP) Workshop
The South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI)
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