Trainee Symposium

May 7, 2021

11AM - 3:30PM

Like the main symposium, the trainee symposium took place online this year! We were honoured to hear from 20 trainees, who each gave a 5 minute presentation about their current research. You are all doing wonderful work!

Trainees also had the opportunity to network with various academic and industry professionals, to whom we would like to extend a big thank you!

Dr. Bonnie Kuehl
Dr. Andrew James
Paul Taylor
Dr. Karen Colwill
Dr. Ji-Young Youn
Dr. Vincent Chen
Dr. Neeloffer Mookherjee

A memento mailed to all trainees!

Congratulations to trainees

Lynda Agbo & Leyuan Li

who presented at the Main Symposium!

Main Symposium

May 10 - 12, 2021

Program Outline

May 10

Session 1: Awards
Moderator: Dave Schriemer
10:30AM - 11:50AM

Break: 12:00PM - 12:30PM

Session 2: Clinical Proteomics
Moderator: Thomas Kislinger
12:30PM - 1:30PM

Vendor Session 1: Bruker
via Gather.town
1:30PM - 2:00PM

Break: 2:00PM - 2:30PM

Session 3: Technology
Moderator: Marlene Oeffinger
2:30PM - 3:30PM

Vendor Session 2: Thermo
via Gather.town
3:30PM - 4:00PM

Break: 4:00PM - 4:30PM

Poster Session 1
Moderator:
via Gather.town
4:30PM - 6:00PM

May 11

Session 4: Interactomics and Selected Speakers
Moderator: Leonard Foster
10:30AM - 12:00PM

Break: 12:00PM - 12:30PM

Session 5: Bioinformatics
Moderator: Mathieu Lavallée-Adam
12:30PM - 1:30PM

Vendor Session 3: Sciex
via Gather.town
1:30PM - 2:00PM

Break: 2:00PM - 2:30PM

Session 6: PTMs
Moderator: Philipp Lange
2:30PM - 3:30PM

Vendor Session 4: Evosep
via Gather.town
3:30PM - 4:00PM

Break: 4:00PM - 4:30PM

Poster Session 2
Moderator:
via Gather.town
4:30PM - 6:00PM

May 12

Session 7: Awards II
Moderator: Dave Schriemer
10:30AM - 11:50AM

Break: 12:00PM - 12:30PM

Session 8: Immunity and Pathogenesis
Moderator: Nicole Hansmeier
12:30PM - 1:30PM

Vendor Session 5: BSI
via Gather.town
1:30PM - 2:00PM

Break: 2:00PM - 2:30PM

Vendor Session 6: Agilent
via Gather.town
2:30PM - 3:00PM

Session 9: Poster and Talk Awards and Annual General Meeting
Moderators: Dave Schriemer & Jennifer Geddes-McAlister
3:00PM - 4:00PM

2021 Award Recipients

The Canadian National Proteomics Network would like to extend a sincere congratulations to this year’s award recipients. Their research contributions are invaluable to the proteomics community!

Dr. Daniel Figeys

Tony Pawson Award 2021

Dr. Hannes Röst

New Investigator Award 2021

About Dr. Daniel Figeys

Daniel obtained a B.Sc. and a M.Sc. in chemistry from the Université de Montréal. He obtained a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Alberta under the supervision of Dr. Norman Dovichi. He did his postdoctoral studies at the University of Washington in Molecular Biotechnology with Dr. Ruedi Aebersold. Daniel was previously Senior Vice-President at MDS-Proteomics and more recently co-founder of MedBiome. Daniel is a Professor and a Distinguished Research Chair in the Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Immunology at the University of Ottawa. He is the co-founding director of the Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica-University of Ottawa Joint Center in Systems and Personalized Pharmacology and a Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) President’s International Fellow. He was the founding director of the Ottawa Institute of Systems Biology. His research focuses on the development and applications of mass spectrometry based bioanalytical technologies to study human health. More recently, his laboratory has been developing technologies and bioinformatic tools to study the human microbiome. Daniel has published over 200 publications were cited more than 17,000 times. Daniel was awarded the 2021 the Ricardo Aroca Award from the Chemical Institute of Canada.

About Dr. Hannes Röst

The research group of Dr. Röst uses computational approaches to understand clinical phenomena on a personalized level and study biological phenomena from a systems perspective. He develops experimental and computational approaches for mass spectrometry (MS) that drive improved identification and quantification of small molecules and peptide analytes. He specifically focuses on next-generation mass spectrometry approaches using a combination of high mass resolution and fast scan speeds MS to comprehensively acquire information about a biological specimen. In particular, he has developed methods and software for data-independent acquisition (DIA) mass spectrometry, most notably the OpenSWATH and TRIC software which allow automated analysis of SWATH mass spectrometry data. The software is developed as open source and the Rost lab is one of the core developers of the OpenMS C++ framework. In his lab, he combines robust software engineering with advanced signal processing and machine learning methods to extract information from highly multiplexed MS data (specifically DIA data). Dr. Röst applies these methods to acquire comprehensive data about protein or small molecule analytes in complex biological samples such as whole cell lysates or tissue samples. In his lab, he studies cellular systems to gain deeper insight into the exact molecular causes of disease and the genotype to phenotype relationship. Secondly, he uses proteomics and metabolomics approaches in a personalized medicine context to study human subjects in a longitudinal fashion throughout disease progression, specific perturbations and medical interventions. Ultimately, his lab is interested in systematically profiling human specimens in health and disease to gain deeper insight into molecular causes of disease. The SWATH-MS method that he co-developed has been widely adopted in the field and now multiple other MS vendors (Thermo Fisher, Waters, Bruker) are offering the method on their instruments. Dr. Röst is a frequent invited speaker at major international conferences in the field (Dagstuhl (Germany), ASMS (US), HUPO (international), EuBIC (international), US-HUPO (US) and CNPN (Canada)). For his work, Dr. Röst has received the 2018 US HUPO “Gilbert S. Omenn Computational Proteomics Award” for achievements in computational proteomics.

2020 Award Recipients

The Canadian National Proteomics Network would like to extend an additional, formal congratulations for last year’s award recipients!

Dr. Anne-Claude Gingras

Tony Pawson Award 2020

Dr. Jean-Philippe Lambert

New Investigator Award 2020

About Dr. Anne-Claude Gingras

Dr. Gingras is the Canada Research Chair in Functional Proteomics, the Lea Reichmann Chair in Cancer Proteomics and a Senior Investigator at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Sinai Health System. A Full Professor in the department of Molecular Genetics at the University of Toronto, she also serves as deputy editor of Molecular and Cellular Proteomics, and as a co-director of the Network Biology Collaborative Centre (a Genome Canada technology platform). Her lab focuses on the study of signaling pathways using systematic approaches and the development of quantitative proteomics technologies. She has developed computational tools that enable better analysis and visualization of proteomics results, and contribute to training the next generation of proteomics researchers. Using the tools that she developed, her group has identified new protein complexes and signaling components that provide a better understanding of perturbations associated with cancer and rare diseases. Dr. Gingras has published over 240 research articles and reviewed articles that have already been cited more than 40,000 times. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, an elected member of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO), and was recently awarded the CSMB Jeanne Manery Fisher Memorial Lecture (2019), the HUPO Discovery Award (2019), and the CNPN Tony Pawson Award (2020).

About Dr. Jean-Philippe Lambert

Dr. Lambert is an expert in the use of functional proteomics and mass spectrometry-based techniques. His research program aims to better understand the loss of transcriptional flexibility found in numerous cancer cells and how this change can be targeted for clinical benefit. His group develops and employs novel proteomics and genomics approaches, in additional to an array of molecular, biochemical and imaging techniques, to explore modes of transcriptional regulation and how their deregulation leads to cancer. To do so, he has developed numerous experimental pipelines allowing for the characterization of protein complexes associated with chromatin and deployed them in multiple biological systems. He has also significantly contributed to the integration of Data Independent Acquisition (DIA) approaches in functional proteomics allowing for the detailed quantification of modulated protein-protein interactions. Dr. Lambert has published > 60 research and review articles which have been cited ~ 6000 times. The quality of his work has been recognized through multiple fellowships, a Scholarship for the Next Generation of Scientists from the Cancer Research Society and Early Career Award in Cancer from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research-Institute of Cancer Research.

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