SWEDISH PROTEMICS SOCIETY (SPS) was founded in December 2001, a year that marks a historical turning point in genomic research.

The approximate 30.000 genes from a given mammalian cell will form the basis for the corresponding Proteome. A single gene is able to produce several functional proteins, resulting in a number of diffrential mRNA splicing and post-translational modifications. This biological momentum positions the Proteomics research area in a central role and interest, and will continue to do so in the future.

The exact number in the human Proteome has been estimated to 300.000 to a few million, our scientific efforts in the Proteomics research society will have an answer to this in due time.

The birth of the Swedish Proteomics Society is a natural consequence of the strong interest in Sweden for protein expression profiling linked to a strong position in biomedichal-, biotech, and biology area in general, that combines genomics, protein chemistry and molecular biology.

The aim of the society is to promote activities within the Proteomics field in Sweden, and also as an interface to the international Proteomics programs as well as state of the art technology progresses being made.



Apotekarsocieteten's CEO Karin Meyer is proud and pleased with the organization's candidacy as host to the international top conference HUPO 2020.
Now, Apotekarsocieteten is taking initiatives to increase visibility at the highest international level. By applying for hosting for the World Congress for Proteomics, HUPO 2020, the organization wants to lift Sweden as a venue for tomorrow's drug development.
"Sweden is outstanding in proteomics and the area is in focus as to the development of future drugs. Our application is strongly supported and is perfectly in time, says Karin Meyer, CEO of the Apotekarsocieteten.

Proteomics involves large-scale analysis of proteins and plays a major and growing role in the development of innovative drugs. Proteomics is also a key factor in the biomarker research and the development of biological drugs, areas where Swedish research is well placed in an international level.

The Scientific World Organization, Human Proteome Organization (HUPO), is an international consortium consisting of national proteomics research organizations, academic institutions and industry partners. The purpose of the organization is to promote knowledge and development in the field of proteomics by representing proteomics researchers all over the world and facilitating scientific cooperation between members. HUPO's biggest and most important meeting is HUPO World Congress, organized according to a rotating schedule in different parts of the world. This year, the World Congress is held in Dublin and that's when it returns to Europe in 2020, which Stockholm wants to host.

"Sweden has a strong position in proteomics, not least through groundbreaking initiatives such as the Science For Life Laboratory and the Center of Excellence in Biological and Medical Mass Spectrometry," says Professor György Marko Varga, representing the Swedish Proteomics Society, the expert group in the Apotekarsocieteten which is preparing a scientific program for the Swedish candidacy.

"We will be able to offer a world-class scientific program where we for the first time involve the pharmaceutical industry as well as healthcare to take the proteomics to the next level.

The application submitted by the Apotekarsocieteten is supported by a large number of actors, including Stockholm County Council, Karolinska Institutet, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm City, as well as AstraZeneca and other pharmaceutical and biotech companies.
"It is perfectly right that the Pharmacy Society is involved and helps Sweden further strengthen the scientific profile and addresses this important area," says Karin Meyer.


17th SPS Symposium will be held 2 - 3 December, 2018 in Lund, Sweden.

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EuPA is the federation of European national proteomics societies. It has been established to coordinate and integrate national initiatives within the proteomics field. The main objectives are to strengthen and promote fundamental research and applications, through education and training in all areas of proteomics throughout Europe.
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The Human Proteome Organization (HUPO) is an international scientific organization representing and promoting proteomics through international cooperation and collaborations by fostering the development of new technologies, techniques and training. HUPO mission is define and promote proteomics through international cooperation and collaborations by fostering the development of new technologies, techniques and training to better understand human disease.