BSPR meeting 2018
It was with great pleasure that the University of Bradford hosted the British Society of Proteomics Research (BSPR) Annual Scientific Meeting 2018, with the theme of “One Health and Wellness” from 9th to 11th July in the Norcroft Conference Centre.
[One Health, in which proteomics plays a significant role, linking human, animal, nutrition and environmental health, is a global initiative to connect medical, veterinary, agricultural and physical disciplines and to understand the interrelationships with our surroundings. One of the consequences of One Health is the development of the concept of wellness. Wellness is the active process by which we will self-monitor our own health and adjust our individual requirements to remain healthy. An understanding and ability to profile our own personal proteomes and to regularly visualise the results, will enable us to make informed decisions about our own health trajectory.]
The three-day meeting was attended by more than 100 proteomics students and experts from as far afield as the University of Otago, New Zealand. The meeting was opened by BSPR President and HUPO President elect, Professor Stephen Pennington from University College Dublin and followed by plenary lectures by Professor Dan Chan (Johns Hopkins University) and Dr Julia Chamot-Rooke (Institut Pasteur). The OVA1 ovarian cancer test described by Professor Chan provided an excellent example of how protein diagnostics are gaining FDA approval, whilst Dr Chamot-Rooke highlighted the role of proteomics in the discovery of solutions to anti-microbial resistance. This set the scene for a superb, high quality scientific programme with keynote and plenary lectures by Professor Emøke Bendixen (Aarhus University), Professor Claire Eyers (University of Liverpool), Dr Ben Collin (ETH Zurich), Dr Henning Hermjakob (EMBL-EBI, Cambridge), Dr Paul Skipp (University of Southampton), Professor Angus Lamond, FRS (University of Dundee), Professor Stephen Gordon (University College Dublin), Professor Kathryn Lilley (University of Cambridge), Dr Paul Cutler (UCB Pharma) and Dr Chuna Ram Choudhary (University of Copenhagen). The programme also provided opportunities for many young investigators and PhD students to present their results in the lecture and poster sessions.
In addition, the meeting encompassed a vibrant exhibition (attended by 18 vendors and sponsors), a Beer and Wine Reception at Cartwright Hall (with a David Hockney exhibition, providing an opportunity to showcase Bradford culture at its best), and conference dinner in the French Ballroom of the Midland Hotel. By the time of the closing remarks, the general consensus held that the Bradford meeting had been one of the best in the 15 years of the BSPR.
Programme for BSPR 2018
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Daniel Chan Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, USA
Chuna Ram Choudhary University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Julia Chamot-Rooke Institut Pasteur, France
Angus Lamond University of Dundee, UK
Claire Eyers University of Liverpool, UK
Paul Skipp University of Southampton, UK
Kathryn Lilley University of Cambridge, UK
Ben Collins ETH, Zurich, Switzerland
Emøke Bendixen University of Aarhus, Denmark
Stephen Gordon UCD Conway Institute, Ireland
Henning Hermjakob EMBL-EBI, Cambridge, UK
Paul Cutler UCB Pharma, UK
The BSPR will be running a Data Research Workshop designed to introduce researchers to software and statistical methods to support proteomics data interpretation. The Workshop will be on Sunday 8th July from 14.00 to 18.00 in Forster Suite, The Midland Hotel, Bradford and run by Dr Ben Collins (ETH Zurich) and Dr Alistair Bailey (University of Southampton). The workshop is financed by BSPR as part of an initiative to provide training resources for its members. A nominal fee of £10 is required to cover refreshments.
Registration for BSPR 2018
Registration deadline – 6th July 2018
- Student BSPR member £80
- Student non-member £140
- Non-Student (Other) BSPR member £180
- Non-Student, Non-Member £240
- Wine Reception at Cartwright Hall (optional) £10
- Conference Dinner at Midland Hotel (optional) £40
- Data Research Workshop (optional) £10
Please note for registration: You can only add one item to your basket at a time. Therefore, to add the Wine Reception and Conference Dinner to the shopping basket use the following instruction:
1. Select the item, and click on add to basket.
2. Complete the questionnaire and then click next.
3. Click on Continue shopping, this will return you to the home page.
4. Type in “BSPR” in the search field, click on the link that pops up and it will return you to the BSPR store.
5. You will now be able to add another item to your basket.
Wine Reception at Cartwright Hall Art Gallery. Cartwright Hall Art Gallery is located in Lister Park, which was voted Britain’s Best Park in 2006. Cartwright Hall hosts an exhibition of art work and prints from local artists, including a gallery dedicated to Bradford-born, internationally renowned David Hockney. The charge of £10 covers transport to and from Cartwright Hall, back to the University, access to the Art Gallery, snacks and drinks.
Conference Dinner at The Midland Hotel. The Midland Hotel is one of the oldest hotels in Bradford, with elegant ballrooms suitable for hosting our Conference Dinner. The charge of £40 will cover a 3 course meal and wine. This is a fantastic opportunity to network in an informal environment and to participate in the not-to-be-missed, world famous Professor Lilley trivial pursuit quiz. The Midland Hotel is also one of the main hotels for accommodation for the BSPR 2018 meeting offering a discounted price of £65, including B&B, single occupancy (see Accommodation).
Abstract submission deadline – 1st July 2018
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Travel Grants, Bursaries and Fellowships
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The BSPR Annual Scientific meeting would not be a success without the dedicated support of our sponsors and exhibitors, who play an essential role in dissemination of state-of-the-art proteomics research.