5th Annual CNPN Symposium


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Nuno Bandeira, University of California, San Diego.
Dr. Bandeira is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering and the Executive Director of the NCRR/NIH Biomedical Technology Research Center for Computational Mass Spectrometry. Broadly defined, the lab’s main research interests are in bioinformatics and computational biology, with a special focus on computational mass spectrometry. With a particular interest in algorithmic and statistical problems in proteomics and on how mass spectrometry instruments can be used to identify and quantify proteins, post-translational modifications, protein structure features, and protein–protein interactions, the centre is at the leading edge in bioinformatics and computational biology world-wide.
Abstract: Towards Extensive Characterization of all Variation in the Human Proteome


Christoph Borchers, University of Victoria.
Dr. Borchers is a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry & Microbiology at the University of Victoria (UVic) and holds the British Columbia Leading Edge Endowment Chair in Environmental & Biomedical Proteomics. He is also the Director of the UVic Genome BC Proteomics Centre which is one of five Genome Canada funded Science & Technology Innovation Centres and the only one in proteomics. Dr. Borchers is co-founder of two companies (MRM Proteomics, Creative Molecules) and has published over 150 peer-reviewed publications with a strong focus on technology development in quantitative and structural proteomics.
Abstract: Novel Approaches for Structural Proteomics, Application to Proteins Involved in Neuro-degenerative Diseases


Gilberto Domont, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro.
Dr. Domont is an Emeritus Professor at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. He was a Founding Father of the Department of Biochemistry and of its Graduate Program. He headed the Department of Biochemistry and the Institute of Chemistry and now coordinates the Proteomics Unit / Protein Chemistry Laboratory of his University. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Proteomics and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Proteome Research. He is also a Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences and received a prize from the National Academy of Medicine / Mucio Athayde Institute for Cancer Research. He has published over 100 scientific papers and book chapters
: Discovery driven venomics: the poison of Brazilian rattle and
coral snakes



Pascale Gaudet, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics.
Dr. Gaudet is the Scientific Manager of the neXtProt knowledgebase developed at the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Geneva, a new bioinformatics resource aiming to act as a central hub for human protein research. Before joining the SIB, Dr. Gaudet was Associate Research Professor at Northwestern University where she worked on biological databases for model organisms. Part of her responsibilities included managing the Reference Genome group of the Gene Ontology project. Dr. Gaudet is one of the founding members and the current chairperson of the International Society for Biocuration.
Abstract: neXtProt in the Context of Human Protein Initiatives


Anne-Claude Gingras, Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute,
Mount Sinai Hospital,

Dr. Gingras is an Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics at the University of Toronto and a Senior Investigator at the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, where she holds the Canada Research Chair in Functional Proteomics and the Lea Reichmann Chair in Cancer Proteomics. She is internationally recognized for her contributions to the development of experimental and computational approaches to identify protein–protein interactions for signaling molecules using mass spectrometry. The current focus of her laboratory is to provide a dynamic view of signaling complexes, and to identify the changes in the interactome imparted by disease-associated mutations in kinases and phosphatases. Though still relatively early in her career, she has already published more than 100 papers that have been cited >10,000 times (h-index = 45) and has been the recipient of a number of awards including an Early Researcher Award from the Government of Ontario. In 2011, she was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 most powerful women.
Abstract: When Kinases and Phosphatases Run Wild: Cancer-associated Signaling Interactomes


William Hancock, Northeastern University, Boston
Dr. Hancock is Professor of Chemistry and holds the Bradstreet Chair in Bioanalytical Chemistry within the Barnett Institute of Chemical & Biological Analysis at Northeastern University, Boston, MA. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the ACS publication, Journal of Proteomic Research and has published over 240 scientific publications, 7 books, and holds 15 patents. He has received the Martin Gold Medal in Separation Science (British Chromatographic Society), Stephen dal Nogare Memorial Award in Chromatography, and the ACS Award in Chromatography. His current research is focused on applying new analytical technology to current problems in the biotechnology industry as well as cancer proteomics and the plasma proteome. He serves as Vice President on the International HUPO council. In 2009 he became a WCU professor at Yonsei University, Seoul and in collaboration with Dr. Young-Ki Paik developed the chromosome centric proteomic project and leads a team that is studying the protein parts list of chromosome 17 and the erbb2 gene environment in development of breast, stomach, and colon cancer.
Abstract: Genome-wide proteomics: The Specification of the Parts Lists of Chromosome 17 as part of the Chromosome-centric Human Proteome Project (C-HPP)

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