The SWEDISH PROTEMICS SOCIETY (SPS) was founded in December 2001; a remarkable year that marked a historical turning point in genomic research.

The approximate 20,000 genes from a given mammalian cell forms the basis of the corresponding proteome. A single gene can produce several functional proteins that are the result of a number of differential mRNA splicing events and post-translational modifications. Such biological diversity ensures that proteomics is centrally positioned in research and general public interest, and will continue to be so in the future.

The exact number of proteins in the human proteome has been estimated at 300,000 to a few million. Undoubtedly, our scientific efforts within the proteomic research society will continue to provide additional information and contribute to answering this fundamental question.

The birth of the Swedish Proteomics Society is a natural consequence of the strong interest in protein expression profiling linked to outstanding research in the areas of biomedicine, biotechnology, and biology. Here, genomics, protein chemistry and molecular biology have been successfully combined to further proteomic and medical research within the country.

The aims of the society are to endorse activities within the proteomic field in Sweden, to interface with international proteomic programs and to develop and further promote state-of-the-art proteomic technology.



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SAVE THE DATE! SPS 2024 meeting in Göteborg. 

National webinar series in Proteomics in Life Sciences

We continue with our popular zoom-based webinar series in Proteomics in Life Sciences. The webinars are intended for Swedish researchers (students, postdocs, senior researchers) as well as industry representatives active within Sweden.
 We have an exciting program with several early-stage researchers selected based on abstracts submitted to the Nordic Proteomics Society Meeting held in Lund in November 2023, as well as international leading keynote speakers.


7th Nordic Proteomics Society Meeting and 20th Swedish Proteomics Society Jubilee Symposium 2023


The Swedish Proteomics Society SPS invites all scientist, healthcare sector employees, and pharmaceutical and biotechnological companies within proteomics to the Nordic Proteomics Meeting NPS 2023, which also will be the 20th SPS Jubilee Symposium. The meeting will be held at Scandic Star on the 15-17 November 2023 in Lund, Sweden.

Do not miss this workshop in Uppsala next year.

Welcome to the in-person Regional Mass Spectrometry Imaging Spring Workshop in Uppsala, a conference style meeting hosted by the Swedish Pharmaceutical Society and the newly formed International Mass.

Confirmed speakers
Dr. Peggi Angel, Medical University of South Carolina, USA 
Dr. Theodor Alexandrov, EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany 
Prof. Richard Caprioli, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA 
Prof. Richard R. Drake, Medical University of South Carolina, USA 
Prof. Ron Heeren, M4i – Maastricht Multimodal Molecular Institute, Maastricht University, the Netherlands 
Prof. Carsten Hopf, Mannheim University of Applied Sciences, Mannheim, Germany 
Prof. Jonathan Sweedler, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, USA

Abstract submission by January 31 
Session speakers and oral presentations are selected among the submitted abstracts. 

The scientific program will aim to reflect cutting edge innovations and current developments in mass spectrometry imaging (MSI), alongside new applications in various areas. Our goal for this workshop is to promote and educate academic, industry and government scientists on the latest applications and innovations in MSI applied to biomedical, biological and data science research areas.

Please visit the APS Linkedin here for more information.

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The last seminar in the autumn term in our bi-weekly national seminar series in MS-based proteomics organized together by the Swedish National Infrastructure for Biological Mass Spectrometry (BioMS) and the SciLifeLab Integrative Structural Biology (ISB) platform was on Thursday 24th of November by Jenny Hansson at Lund University.  
We would like to thank all presenters and participants this fall, and look forward to seeing you all again on the 2nd of February 2023 when the spring seminars start. The online seminar series has been received well, and we have had 15-30 participants per seminar with exciting presentations from both academia and industry.  
Wishing you all happy holiday season! 

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European Proteomics Association European Proteomics Association


EuPA is the federation that encompasses the European national proteomic societies. It was established to coordinate and integrate national initiatives within the field of proteomics. Through education and training, the main objective is to strengthen and promote fundamental proteomic research and applications in Europe.
Human Proteome Organization Human Proteome Organization


The Human Proteome Organization (HUPO) is an international scientific consortium comprised of proteomic research organizations, academic institutions and industrial partners. HUPO's mission is to define  and promote proteomics through international cooperation and collaborations to better understand human disease. This is achieved by fostering the development of new technologies, techniques and training.