Early Career Researcher (ECR) Manuscript Competition

Congratulations to the three finalists of the 2017 Early Career Researcher Initiative (ECR) manuscript competition. Each of the finalists presented their exceptional work at the HUPO world congress in Dublin and two of them were selected as first place winners. HUPO thanks all three finalists for sharing their outstanding work . 

HUPO 2017 Early Career Researcher (ECR) Manuscript Competition:

Ronald Holewinski (First place winner)

Dr. Holewinski received his doctorate from University of Maryland, Baltimore County and did his post-doctoral research at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD. He has worked in the field of mass spectrometry and proteomics for nine years acrossvarious disciplines but primarily has focused on proteomic signatures and post-translational modifications as they pertain to cardiovascular disease, in particular signal transduction through the cGMP/PDE5/9 pathway. He currently works in the lab of Jennifer Van Eyk at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA where he directs the mass spectrometry discovery core within the Advanced Clinical Biosystems Research Institute.

Teresa García-Berrocoso (First place winner)

Biologist (2007) and Biochemist (2008), Teresa García-Berrocoso obtained her PhD degree in Medicine in 2014 on “Identification and use of prognostic biomarkers in ischemic stroke” at the Neurovascular Research Lab (Spain). She was initiated into brain proteomics in 2011 during a research stay in the Biomedical Proteomics Research Group (Switzerland). Her scientific career is focused on the application of biomarkers to different stroke clinical scenarios and currently she is facing integromics research in stroke as a PostDoc in the Neurovascular Research Lab in Barcelona.

Zhiduan Su (Finalist)

I studied MS-based proteomics for five years and was awarded my PhD by the Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences (SIBS), China. Since 2014, I joined Prof. David James’s lab in the University of Sydney to continue my scientific research career as a postdoctoral research associate. Now my main research project is using MS-based proteomic approaches to dissect dynamics of proteins and cysteine-oxidations involved in reactive oxygen species-induced insulin resistance in adipocytes. Besides, I am also interested in proteomic method-building for MS-detection of rare protein PTMs, such as various protein oxidations, poly(ADP-ribosyl)ation, and analysing their crosstalk. My ultimate objective is to figure out their underlining links to diabetes and obesity.

Past ECR MAnuscript Competition Finalists:

HUPO 2016 Taipei

  • Cheng-Kang Chiang (Winner)
  • Hannes Röst
  • Stefan J. Kempf



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