Robert J. Cotter New Investigator Award
This award was established to honor
the memory of Bob Cotter, a founding member of US HUPO, for his many contributions
to scientific research and for his legacy as a mentor to young scientists. Each year, the award will be given to an
individual early in his or her career, in recognition of significant
achievements in proteomics. The award recipient will be honored at the US
HUPO annual conference with a commemorative plaque, $1,000 cash award, and will present
an award lecture.
Eligibility: Nominee must be a current US HUPO and be within the first five years of their first faculty appointment at the time of application. The awardee must be available to attend the conference.
Bernd Bodenmiller (University of Zurich) - Award lecture, Tuesday, March 17, 8:45 - 9:20 am
Bernd Bodenmiller studied biochemistry at the University of Bayreuth and at the ETH Zürich and obtained his Ph.D. for his work on the system-wide signaling network analysis in the laboratory of Ruedi Aebersold at ETH Zürich. For his postdoctoral training, he joined the laboratory of Garry Nolan at Stanford University. There he developed methods for the high-throughput analysis of single-cell signaling network states by mass cytometry. Mass cytometry is a recent single cell proteomics approach that allows quantification of levels of up to 100 proteins and signaling molecules simultaneously. In 2012, he became group leader and in 2013 SNF/ERC assistant professor at the Institute of Molecular Life Sciences at the University of Zürich. Currently his group is developing approaches for highly multiplexed imaging by mass cytometry to unravel how cell-to-cell signaling network interactions in the tumor microenvironment drive cancer development. Ultimately these efforts will be exploited to guide development of cancer therapies.
2014: Judit Villen (University of Washington)
2013: Rebecca Gundry (Medical College of Wisconsin)
Poster Awards for Post-Doctoral Fellow and Graduate Student
All post-docs and graduate students attending the annual conference and presenting a poster may participate in the competition. During the online abstract submission process you will be invited to indicate your interest in participating. Winners receive a certificate and $200 cash award.
2013 Poster Award Recipients
Best Poster - Post-Doctoral Fellow
Sarah Parker (Johns Hopkins University)
Poster Title: Quantitative Comparison of Protein Expression Between Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells of Different Embryonic Lineages of Origin (View Poster)
Best Poster - Graduate Student
Kevin Chandler (Georgetown University)
Poster Title: Characterization of Glycan Microheterogeneity in Serum Glycoprotein ITIH4 (View Poster)