Proteomics in Cell Biology and Disease Mechanisms

28 February–2 March 2018

Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, UK

This cross-disciplinary meeting will bring together proteomics technology experts, life sciences specialists, and medicine communities.


In association with EMBL, we are pleased to announce the second conference on “Proteomics in Cell Biology and Disease Mechanisms”. This conference will focus on novel proteomics approaches to study long-standing questions in cell biology and disease mechanisms.

Through the tremendous advances in the technology of mass spectrometry-based proteomics and its applications, the research has expanded and changed the way we think about proteins. The focus of this year will be on high-throughput methods and multi-omics big data integration for a range of applications in biology and medicine. We will discuss recent developments of workflows and techniques that are providing improved protein localisation and unbiased measurements. The programme will also highlight recent advances in human atlas projects and also the computational challenges posed by data analysis and new platforms.

This is a cross-disciplinary meeting that will bring together proteomics technology experts (academics and industry), life sciences specialists, and medicine communities (e.g. disease, clinical, precision medicine) who are interested in systems biology, cell signalling, structural biology, and disease and clinical proteomics.

Further information and a list of confirmed speakers will be available shortly. Please email to register your interest in attending this meeting.


The conference will start at approximately 13:00 on Wednesday, 28 February and close at approximately 14:00 on Friday, 2 March 2018.

Scientific sessions:

  • Cell biology
  • Cell signalling
  • Multi-omics integration
  • Interaction proteomics
  • Chromatin proteomics
  • Genetics and disease

A draft programme will be available shortly.

Organisers and speakers

Scientific programme committee

Ileana Cristea
University of Princeton, USA

Angus Lamond
University of Dundee, UK

Matthias Mann
Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Germany

Carol Robinson
University of Oxford, UK

Keynote speakers

Benjamin Cravatt
The Scripps Research Institute, USA

Emma Lundberg
Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Confirmed speakers

Tiziana Bonaldi – Milan IFOM-IEO Campus, Italy
Brian Burke – Institute of Medical Biology, Singapore
Chuna Choudhary – University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Ileana Cristea – University of Princeton, USA
Anne-Claude Gingras – Mount Sinai Hospital, Canada
Yasushi Ishihama – Kyoto University, Japan
Jennie R. Lill – Genentech, Inc, USA
Kathryn Lilley – University of Cambridge, UK
Neil Kelleher – Northwestern University, USA
Bernhard Kuster – Technische Universität München, Germany
Philipp Mertins – Broad Institute, USA
Alan Saghatelian – Salk Institute for Biological Sciences, USA
Carol Robinson – University of Oxford, UK

Conference organiser: Laura Hubbard – Wellcome Genome Campus, UK

How to apply

Early bird discount
(until 21 November 2017)

Standard rate
(after 21 November 2017)
Student No accommodation £252 £352
Student On-site twin accommodation £357 £457
Student On-site single accommodation £422 £522
Academic No accommodation £352 £452
Academic On-site twin accommodation £457 £557
Academic On-site single accommodation £522 £622
Commercial No accommodation £452 £552
Commercial On-site twin accommodation £557 £657
Commercial On-site single accommodation £622 £722

The registration fee includes entrance to the lectures and poster sessions, an abstract book, meals (lunch and dinner) and refreshments during the conference. Breakfast will be provided for delegates who have booked accommodation.

Accommodation is provided for the nights of 28 February and 1 March 2018. Please note: there is limited onsite accommodation and this will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Therefore, early registration is recommended.

If you wish to book onsite accommodation either side of the conference dates, please contact the Conference Centre directly.

Travel visas
Contact the conference organiser if you require a letter to support a travel visa application. Please note: letters will only be provided to confirmed registrants.

Non-European Economic Area or Swiss nationals may be required to have a visa to enter the UK.
Early application is strongly advised, as this process can take 6-8 weeks or longer.

Please visit the following websites for further information:


A limited number of registration bursaries are available for PhD students to attend this conference (up to 50% of the registration fee) from Wellcome Genome Campus Scientific Conferences.

The following documents will need to be provided:

  • Abstract
  • CV
  • Covering letter
  • Letter from supervisor

To apply, please contact the conference organiser.

Bursary deadline: 5 December 2018


We welcome abstracts from all areas relevant to the main themes of the meeting, for both oral and poster presentations. Several oral presentations will be chosen from the abstracts submitted.
Abstracts will only be considered from registered delegates. Please use our online abstract submission system and follow the instructions given to ensure your abstract is submitted correctly. All abstracts must be submitted by the deadline. If you are intending to submit more than one abstract, please contact the conference organiser prior to registration.

The scientific programme committee will assess your abstract after the deadline has passed and you will be notified whether you have been selected for an oral or poster presentation.

Poster boards onsite will accommodate 118 cm high by 84 cm wide (A0- portrait) of printed material. Accepted abstracts will appear in the conference programme book and poster boards will be allocated at the conference.

Abstract deadline: 2 January 2018

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