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.

New national proteomics seminar series starting next week!

We will launch a new national mass spectrometry-based proteomics seminar series Thursday next week. 

The seminar series is organized together by the Swedish National Infrastructure for Biological Mass Spectrometry (BioMS), the Swedish Proteomics Society (SPS) and the SciLifeLab Integrative Structural Biology (ISB) platform.

The main target group are Ph.D. students and postdocs, as well as more established researchers interested in proteomics. The overall goal is to increase the visibility of national proteomics research and provide a platform for discussion and new collaborations. 

The seminar series will take place online via zoom (for link, see end of message) on Thursdays every second week at 11-12, starting on October 7th.

The first presenter this fall will be Johanna Nilsson from the University of Gothenburg with the title "A novel antibody-free mass spectrometry panel of CSF biomarkers for synaptic dysfunction".

Other dates and speakers for this fall are

October 21st Indira Pla Parada (LU) 
November 4th Andreas Hober (KTH) 
November 18th Lukas Orre (KI)
December 2nd Erik Hartman (LTH) 
December 16th Mohammad Roghanian (UMU)

Please contact us for further information.


We are excited to welcome you to Stockholm and the next SPS Symposium! The meeting will be held at the Marina Tower just outside Stockholm with a magnificent view over Djurgården and Gamla Stan. Dates: May 12th and 13th, 2022. 
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The 9th YPIC webinar "OCTOPUS: The new primary research record!" will
take place on the 17th September at 10 AM CEST. Join us for this
interesting introduction!

Dr Alexandra Freeman spent 17 years making science and natural history
documentaries at the BBC before taking on a role as Executive Director
of the Winton Centre for Risk & Evidence Communication at the University
of Cambridge. After seeing the scientific publishing system ‘from the
inside’ she came up with the idea for Octopus, a system designed to
change the incentive structure for the dissemination of research.

Octopus received funding and support from the UK’s governmental
science funder earlier this year and is being built in partnership with
the educational digital infrastructure provider Jisc for launch in
spring 2022. Join us if you want to know how Octopus can revolutionize
the scientific world!

You can find more information here.

If you are interested, don’t forget to register through the following
zoom link.

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We will launch a new national seminar series during this autumn in a joint effort between SPS, BioMS and the SciLifeLab Integrative Structural Biology (ISB) platform to promote Swedish mass spectrometry-based proteomics research. The overall goal is to provide a platform for sharing knowledge and methods as well as to increase new collaborations between different researchers. The main target audience are Ph.D. students and postdocs, as well as more established researchers interested in proteomics. Keep an eye on the SPS homepage for more information! 

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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.