Proteomics in Cell Biology and Disease Mechanisms

10–12 October 2022

Wellcome Genome Campus, UK and Virtual

Technical advances and applications in proteomics


The 5th Proteomics in Cell Biology and Disease Mechanisms conference will again be held in association with EMBL.

The field of proteomics continues to develop rapidly due to technological and computational advances in high-throughput methods and multi-omics big data integration. This year’s programme will focus on medical and clinical applications of proteomics, particularly in cell biology and infectious diseases. The conference will also highlight technological advances in structural proteomics, protein-protein interactions and post-translational modifications.

This is a cross-disciplinary meeting that will bring together proteomics technology experts from academia and industry, life science specialists, and medical communities who are interested in systems biology, cell signalling, structural biology, as well as disease and clinical proteomics.

The programme will include short oral presentations selected from abstracts, lightning talks, posters and networking opportunities for a highly interactive meeting.

This conference will be a hybrid meeting – with onsite or virtual attendance. 

Wellcome Connecting Science will be hosting this year’s joint conference, in a series that alternates between Heidelberg, Germany and Wellcome Genome Campus, UK.


The conference will start at approximately 13:00 BST on Monday 10 October 2022 and close at 13.45 BST on Wednesday 12 October, 2022.

Discussions will focus on a variety of exciting topics, including:

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Post-Translational Modifications and Protein Complexes
  • Clinical and Translational Applications
  • Technological Advances
  • Cell Biology
  • Structure to Function

Organisers and speakers

Scientific programme committee

Ileana Cristea
Princeton University, USA

Angus Lamond
University of Dundee, UK

Emma Lundberg
Stanford University, USA & KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Matthias Mann
Max-Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Germany & Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research, Denmark

Keynote speakers

Emma Lundberg
Stanford University, USA & KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Matthias Mann
Max-Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Germany & Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research, Denmark

Nicola Ternette
Univeristy of Oxford, UK

Confirmed speakers

Ewan Birney – EMBL – European Bioinformatics Institute, UK
Steven A. Carr – Broad Institute, USA
Chuna Choudhary – University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Ileana Cristea – Princeton University, USA
Mike Ferguson – University of Dundee, UK
Tiannan Guo (virtual) – Westlake University, China
Leeat Keren – Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Angus Lamond – University of Dundee, UK
Kathryn Lilley – University of Cambridge, UK
Matthias Mann – Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Germany & Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research, Denmark
Melanie Ott (virtual) – Gladstone Institutes, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Mikhail Savitski – EMBL Heidelberg, Germany

Organisers – Wellcome Connecting Science

Jemma Hume –  Conference Organiser
Jane Murphy – Scientific Programme Officer

Registration and accommodation

Registration deadline: 20 September (in person) | 30 September (virtual)

Deadlines close at 23.59 British summer time.

In-person Registration
Student/trainee £350
Academic/non-profit organisation £450
Healthcare professional £450
Commercial/for-profit organisation £550
Onsite accommodation £180

The in-person registration fee includes:

  • Full access to scientific programme: oral and poster presentations, and networking on campus
  • Access to the online conference portal to network with online participants
  • Meals (lunch and dinner) and refreshments during the conference. Breakfast will be provided for delegates who have booked onsite accommodation.
  • Recordings of the live-stream sessions, which will be available ‘on-demand’ for four weeks after the event ends
Virtual Registration Fee
Delegates from LMICs* Free
Student/trainee £50
Academic/non-profit organisation £100
Healthcare professional £100
Commercial/for-profit organisation £150

Virtual registration fee includes:

  • Access to the virtual event portal (Log in details will be emailed a few days before the event starts)
  • Live-stream sessions, including posters and online networking channels
  • Recordings of the live-stream sessions, available ‘on-demand’ for four weeks after the event ends.

* To promote more inclusive scientific discussions with international colleagues at our conferences, delegates based in Lower and Middle-Income Countries can register for free (see list of countries here).

Payments: Please note that payment can only be made with Mastercard or Visa credit cards.


Booked accommodation is for the nights of 10 and 11 Oct 2022.

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 campus accommodation either side of the conference dates, please contact the Hinxton Hall Conference Centre directly.

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Travel visas

Citizens of many countries can travel to the UK for a course without needing a visa.

Please check the UK government website for visitor information

Confirmed attendees requiring a letter to support a visa application should contact the conference organiser.

Financial assistance


Bursary deadline: 16 August 2022

A limited number of registration bursaries are available to attend this conference in person (up to 50% of the registration fee). Priority will be given to PhD students submitting abstracts who are facing financial barriers.

To apply, please complete your event registration and bursary application before the bursary deadline. The following documents will need to be provided as part of the bursary application:

  • Abstract (to be submitted during the registration process)
  • A short CV
  • A justification letter explaining how you will benefit from attending the conference and indicating financial need.

If you have already registered for the conference you are still welcome to apply for a bursary, please contact the conference organiser.

Additional funding opportunities
Visit our support page for information on financial support, including carer grants to help delegates with the costs of caring for children or dependent family members while attending a course or a conference.


Abstract deadline: 16 August 2022

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. Those giving oral presentations are expected to be onsite, whereas those presenting posters can do so in person or virtually.

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 have already completed your registration and subsequently wish to submit an abstract, or wish to submit a second abstract, please follow these instructions.

The scientific programme committee will assess your abstract after the deadline has passed and you will be notified whether you have been selected to present 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; poster board numbers will be allocated at the conference.


Delegate feedback from the 2020 virtual conference:

The best part was ‘learning more about computational proteomics approaches being used in the field and other work being conducted’

I liked very much that several participants shared unpublished work of extremely high novelty and importance’

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