Early Career Researchers
The HUPO Early Career Researcher (ECR) Committee was founded in 2015 and has since actively and tirelessly promoted the transmission of HUPO ideals to the next generation of proteomic leaders, who are involved in many of the varied HUPO initiatives and activities. Mentoring represents the strongest link between generations of scientists, which is why the ECR is pleased to present a variety of awards and activities in conjunction with HUPO’s Annual World Congress.
We are excited to announce the 9th ECR Manuscript Competition at HUPO 2023 to select the “Proteomics Highlight of the Year”. The manuscript competition is a unique opportunity for early career researchers to gain visibility in the proteomics community, as it serves as a platform to highlight the important contributions that postdoctoral fellows, young clinicians, and junior faculty members make to the proteomics field. Three finalists were selected to present their manuscripts published during the 2022 and 2023 calendar years in a dedicated plenary session at HUPO2023. An expert committee will evaluate the oral presentations to determine the “Proteomics Highlight of the Year”. The first-place winner will receive a cash prize of $1,000 USD and two runner-ups will each take home $500 USD.
Monday, September 18, 2023
5:45 PM – 6:30 PM
Chairs: Ruth Huttenhain (Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA), Mathieu Lavallée-Adam (University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada)
Immobility-associated Thromboprotection is Conserved across Mammalian Species from Bear to Human
Johannes Bruno Müller-Reif (Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Munich, Germany)
Global Detection of Human Variants and Isoforms by Deep Proteome Sequencing
Pavel Sinitcyn (Morgridge Institute For Research, Madison, WI, USA)
Dissecting the Blood Ecosystem in SARS-CoV-2 Omicron Patients
Hong Wang (Institute Of Hematology & Blood Diseases Hospital, Chinese Academy Of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China)
This session is sponsored by:
Meet our finalists
Johannes Bruno Müller-Reif
Dr. Johannes Bruno Müller-Reif is a project leader at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry (MPIB). During his doctorate with Prof. Matthias Mann he focused on extending proteomics across the tree of life. Following his PhD, he joined the proteomics start-up OmicEra, where he contributed to the development and application of high-throughput proteomics methods for biomarker discovery and clinical research. Concurrently, Dr. Müller-Reif maintained a relationship with MPIB as a guest scientist, which led him to establish a research group with focus on the intersection of mass spectrometry-based proteomics and pediatrics. Dr. Müller-Reif’s research is multifaceted. A cornerstone of his work involves applying mass spectrometry-based proteomics to large patient cohorts for target and biomarker discovery. Further topics are the utilization of proteomics for the investigation of rare pediatric diseases and proteomics research of non-model organisms for evolutionary medicine.
Pavel Sinitcyn is a distinguished Morgridge Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellow at UW-Madison, conducting cutting edge research in the Joshua Coon lab. With a strong background in developing software solutions for proteomics data processing, Pavel has played a pivotal role in developing tools such as MaxQuant, MaxDIA, Perseus, and Deep Proteomic Sequencing Method.
Communications, PNAS, Genome Biology, and Molecular Neurodegeneration. His research interests primarily focus on two areas: 1) developing high-throughput single-cell and single-cell type proteomics technologies and 2) utilizing advanced multi-omics integrative strategies to investigate blood ecosystems in systemic diseases.
We are excited to announce the 9th ECR Manuscript Competition at HUPO 2023 to select the “Proteomics Highlight of the Year”. The manuscript competition is a unique opportunity for early career researchers to gain visibility in the proteomics community, as it serves as a platform to highlight the important contributions that postdoctoral fellows, young clinicians, and junior faculty members make to the proteomics field.
HUPO encourages early career proteomics researchers to participate in this competition with an already published or accepted manuscript during the 2022 and 2023 calendar years. 3 finalists will be selected to present their publications in a dedicated plenary session at HUPO 2023, where an expert committee will evaluate the oral presentations to determine the “Proteomics Highlight of the Year”. Awards along with cash prizes ($1000 to winner, $500/each to two runners up) will be presented during the Closing Ceremony & Awards Session at HUPO 2023. In addition, the three finalists will receive complimentary registration for HUPO 2023 (registration will be refunded post congress). Application deadline is April 15, 2023.
Eligibility criteria: Competition is intended for postdoctoral fellows (Ph.D. degree awarded post January 2017), junior faculty members (appointment post January 2019 and PhD awarded post January 2011) and young clinicians (M.D. degree awarded post January 2016). Applicants must be HUPO members.
Publication Criteria: The applicant must have significantly contributed to the publication as a first or last (or shared first/last) author. The publication must be an original research article. Review articles will not be considered for this competition. The publication must have been accepted or printed for publication at the time of submission for the competition, but must not have been published before January 1, 2022. Manuscripts that were posted on bioRxiv and other preprint servers prior to submission will be considered.
How to Apply: A complete application needs to include the documents listed below. Send completed applications by email to firstname.lastname@example.org before April 15, 2023.
- Single publication file as a pdf (including the supplementary information, if it applies):
- The manuscript must be an original research article and the applicant must have contributed significantly to the concept and/or experimental work and/or data analysis (first, co-first, corresponding or co-corresponding author).
- The publication must have been accepted and/or printed for publication at the time of submission to the competition, but not earlier than January 1, 2022.
- The publication must be in English.
- A short statement (300 words maximum) in which the applicant describes the novelty and impact of the publication on the field of proteomics.
Selection Process: The HUPO ECR Committee and a panel of ad-hoc expert scientists will score the publications and select three finalists based on the following criteria:
1. The scientific content and novelty of the work.
2. The impact of the work and its applications in the field of proteomics.
The three finalists will be selected and notified by June 15, 2023. The finalists will be asked to provide a short biosketch and headshot picture after receiving their notifications.
This session is sponsored by:
The HUPO Early Career Researcher (ECR) Committee in collaboration with the Human Proteome Project (HPP) has organized a 3-minute thesis competition where candidates will present their research within 3 minutes using one static slide and in a form that can be understood by a general audience. 12 candidates will be pre-selected based on a submitted lay abstract for the final competition, to be held in a dedicated parallel session at HUPO 2023 and you are invited to participate. An expert committee will evaluate the presentations to determine the winner and two runners up. The winner will receive a cash prize of $300 USD and two runners up will each take home $100 USD. You won’t want to miss this action!
Eligibility Criteria: Open to Ph.D. students who have not defended at the time of application. Applicants must be HUPO members.
How to Apply: Applicants should submit a lay abstract through the HUPO 2023 abstract submission portal without scientific jargons that describes their research for a general, non-expert audience. Abstract text should not exceed 300 words.
Selection Process: Candidates will be selected as finalists based on effective communication of their research topic in the lay abstract and the novelty and potential impact of their work. The 12 selected finalists will be notified by June 22, 2022 and will be asked to provide a short biosketch and headshot picture after receiving their notifications. Selected candidates are required to also submit an abstract for oral or poster presentation for HUPO 2023. The live presentations will be judged on the same criteria by a panel of judges in the dedicated parallel session at HUPO 2023.
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The HUPO Early Career Researcher (ECR) Committee invites all graduate students (Master and PhD) and postdocs to participate in the poster competition at HUPO 2023 in Busan to win awards and cash prizes. To participate, graduate students and postdocs only need to indicate during the abstract submission whether they would like to participate in the competition.
15 posters in each trainee category (graduate students and postdocs) will be pre-selected based on the quality, novelty and potential impact of submitted abstracts. Posters will be visited by evaluators during the poster sessions at HUPO 2023 to select a winner and runner up for each level (graduate student and postdocs). Award winners will be highlighted during the HUPO 2023 Closing Ceremony & Awards Session.
Eligibility criteria: All graduate students (Master and PhD) and postdocs can apply for the competition upon abstract submission for HUPO 2023. Applicants must be HUPO members.
How to Apply: During the abstract submission for HUPO 2023, Master’s students, PhD students, and postdocs must indicate if they want to also participate in the poster competition.
Selection criteria: 15 posters in each trainee category (graduate students and postdocs) will be pre-selected based on the quality, novelty and potential impact of submitted abstracts. Posters will be visited by evaluators during the poster sessions at HUPO 2023 to select a winner and two runner ups for each level (graduate student and postdocs).
Notification: Presenters of selected posters will be notified prior to the conference that their poster will be evaluated during HUPO 2023.
Prize: $200 for the winner and $100 for the runners up both at the graduate student and postdoc level.
Sponsored by Molecular Omics:
Last year the HUPO Early Career Researcher (ECR) Committee launched a new award to recognize rising stars and leaders in the field of proteomics. This career achievement award is designed to recognize early career trainees who have had an exceptional impact on the proteomics field and community. This impact can take the shape of publications, patents obtained, development of a commercial product, establishment of a course, training program, workshop or any other contributions or service to the field of proteomics. The winner of the award will give a short presentation during the closing ceremony of HUPO 2023 and take home a cash prize of $500.
Nominations are open to all HUPO members who have accumulated at most 5 years after their Ph.D. defense, by the application deadline. Ph.D. career interruptions and leaves, such as parental leaves, will be taken into account to extend the eligibility period. Candidates can self-nominate or be nominated, by a supervisor, a colleague, a superior, a client, a collaborator, etc. The person nominating the candidate can be anybody that has been positively impacted or has witnessed the positive impact of the nominee.
Eligibility criteria: Open to HUPO members who have accumulated at most 5 years after their Ph.D. defense, by the application deadline. Ph.D. Career interruptions and leaves, such as parental leaves, will be taken into account to extend the eligibility period.
Nomination Process: Candidates can self-nominate or be nominated, by a supervisor, a colleague, a superior, a client, a collaborator, etc. The person nominating the candidate can be anybody that has been positively impacted or has witnessed the positive impact of the nominee.
Application Package: A 1-page nomination letter, the nominee’s CV, and a short text describing the nominee’s most significant contributions (400 words maximum).
Selection Criteria: Award is given based on the overall career achievements of the nominee, whether those are publications, patents obtained, development of a commercial product, establishment of a course, training program, or workshop. 60% of the score is based on the impact of the nominee on the field or community and the other 40% on the originality and breadth of the contributions to the field or community.
Prize: Cash Prize of $500. The award will be given in the HUPO 2023 closing ceremony and accompanied by a short talk. The winner will be asked to provide a short biosketch and a headshot photograph for publication and advertising purposes.
Three exciting mentoring sessions will be hosted by the HUPO ECR Committee during HUPO 2023 World Congress. These will provide a forum for mentors and mentees to discuss topics relevant to several areas of building a career. Stay tuned for more information!
The ECR Networking Night is an entertaining evening for early career researchers from all over the world to meet and mingle. This event will be a fantastic opportunity for early career researchers to network with peers and mentors from all over the world. And senior researchers, you may just find the next superstar to hire! Stay tuned for more information!
Visit the HUPO ECR Booth in the Exhibit Hall at the HUPO 2023 World Congress
Keep an eye out for our logo and drop by our booth at the HUPO 2023 World Congress in Busan! This will be a great opportunity to learn about our initiatives, congress activities – or joining our group – we’d love to meet and chat with you!