From the Belgian Proteomics Association

Many scientists use proteomics as a research tool, e.g. in medicine, veterinary sciences, bioengineering, biology, pharmaceutical sciences, ecology and even within art sciences. BePA (the Belgian Proteomics Association, is the organization that coordinates all the proteomics expert labs in Belgium ( in order to help people in other fields to find their way in proteomics. They are organizing a workshop and a conference day for people that are looking for an answer to a question that involves proteins. Are you looking for a collaboration, trying to understand the potential of the proteomics field, or have you used proteomics along the way and are you now in the final stage of your PhD? Then this is the event that will lead the way. Attendees will in no way become experts in proteomics or mass spectrometry. However, this conference will teach you the language to communicate with a proteomics lab and to think along. Attendees will better understand the dos and doníts in proteomics and be able to design their own experiment in order to find an answer to their protein-related questions.


The deadline for submitting abstracts is this Friday, November 25th 2018. All topics related to proteomics are welcome. Up to seven submitted scientific contributions will be selected for an oral communication of 15 minutes. 


In conclusion, I personally invite you to participate in the two-day event"What can proteomics do for you?" taking place at the ULB Campus Solbosch, Brussels, Belgium on 6-7 December 2018. Separate registration for the workshop or the conference day is possible.


For detailed information, scientific program, registration, abstract submission and directions to the venue, please go to the BePA website


Looking forward to seeing you in Brussels.

Messages from EUPA Young Proteomics Investigator Club

1. YPIC webinars

We want to provide you with insights apart from the basis of your daily work, which is why we kicked-off a series of webinars on career development and social aspects of being a scientist a few months ago. The 1st YPIC webinar is available online:

We are more than pleased to announce the next webinar on 5th of November 2018 by Kathryn Lilley, director of the Cambridge Centre for Proteomics. During our mentoring day at the EUPA 2018, Prof. Lilley already gave an inspiring insight into career development and thankfully agreed to continue supporting us. Her webinar talk will be about a topic she is very fond of:

Kathryn Lilley
The importance of finding the right mentor for you
November 5th, 2018
10.30 am CET

Register here:

Of course attendance is completely free and we are hoping to see you all!

2. YPIC Survey on the Junior/Senior Professional Relationships

We all have been and will be influenced by the mentoring we receive and give, whether we are fully aware of it or not. For early career investigators, it is especially important to meet the "right" people! Make sure to fill out our survey on mentoring and supervision which will enable us to map the need for mentoring in science:

The survey is online for 1 month starting from October, 24 2018 and will end on November, 26th 2018.  We are looking forward to receiving your responses.


Have you ever wondered whether you can express an English sentence in Escherichia coli? No? Well, you are probably not the only one. Yet, intrigued as we are by the complexity and limits of life, the Young Proteomics Investigators Club (YPIC) went ahead and tried this inciting idea, with the help of PolyQuant. And guess what?! E. coli does speak English and has blessed this world with the first-ever three-dimensional grammar.

Why? Because we like challenges and we believe, you do too. Therefore, we dare you to join us in studying this unique protein, assembled by this fascinating creature with the sole purpose of challenging you.

For more info on why and how to participate as well as to register read the attached product sheet or follow the link:

Be aware registration deadline, November 25th 2018, is approaching fast.

4. EuBIC Winter School

Our friends at the European Bioinformatics Community are organizing a user meeting and workshop from 15th to 18th of January 2019 in Zakopane, Poland. The meeting is aimed at education and training on established proteomics tools and workflows. This year, the focus lies on quantification strategies in data independent acquisition. Make sure to reserve your spot in this popular course, places are limited!

At the EuBIC Winter School 2019, YPIC team will announce category winners of the YPIC Challenge #2 at our special Award Ceremony.

5. EUPA 2019 Congress

Next year's meeting of the European Proteomics Association will take place in Potsdam (Germany) jointly organized with the Proteomic Forum. Of course YPIC will be represented there and we are trying to organize events for young scientists. We'll keep you updated!

Abstract submission for EuPA 2019 has started! Make sure to submit before the 16th of December.

6. Representatives for Member-Countries

If your country has not yet sent a representative you are more than welcome to present a young and motivated researcher who can represent her/his country.

Australasian Proteomics Symposium 2014

EuPA now has its own journal:

Journal of Proteomics

Foundation meeting of the European Proteomics Organisation EuPO Press Release


Human Proteome Organisation (HUPO)

European Proteomics Association (EuPA)