The human protein atlas blog


Conference - plenary lecture at Clinical Proteomics, Postgenome Medicine, Moscow, Russia.

2017-10-27
Conference Human Protein Atlas Precision medicine Tissue Atlas

Dr Cecilia Lindskog, Director of the Tissue Atlas in the Human Protein Atlas, will present a plenary lecture on October 31 entitled "The Human Protein Atlas - implications for human biology and precision medicine" on the Clinical Proteomics, Postgenome Medicine conference in Moscow, Russia. Dr Lindskog is highlighted as one of the key speakers of the conference. The 300+ international participants include medical advisors, scientists and business representatives, and the focus of the conference is to open the fields of "omics" science (genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics) to clinical practioners...Read more


Chan Zuckerberg funds pilot project within the Human Protein Atlas

2017-10-19
Cell Atlas Chan Zucherberg Initiative Human Protein Atlas

The Human Protein Atlas at the Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) are teaming up with the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to strengthen research in cell biology and proteomics.

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, which was founded by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, provides financial and engineering support for the Human Cell Atlas, an ambitious international collaboration that aims to create a reference atlas of all cells in the healthy human body as a resource for studies of health and disease...Read more


Focusing on Prognostic Genes in Lung Cancer

2017-10-13
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Figure 1. Immunohistochemical staining of MPC1 using antibody HPA045119 shows a differential expression pattern in samples from lung cancer patients.

As part of the release of the Pathology Atlas, the Human Protein Atlas Blog will each week present a brief and informative summary where we highlight genes with prognostic association in different cancer forms. If you missed last week's blog post about prognostic genes in ovarian cancer, click here.

This week, we will focus on Lung cancer one of the deadliest cancers in the world today.

Lung cancer patients have a poor outcome with a 5-year survival rate of 13.6% in men and 19.4% in women. Late diagnosis and lack of effective treatments are considered to contribute to poor prognosis...Read more


Another PhD student within the Human Protein Atlas has successfully graduated

2017-10-09
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Arash Zandian's doctoral thesis defense at SciLifeLab, KTH

Arash Zandian defended his PhD-thesis "Array-based autoantibody profiling and epitope mapping" on October 6th where he presented the work he has performed during the last 4 years at SciLifeLab, School of Biotechnology, KTH Royal Institute of Technology. The last decades of technical development and availability of protein and peptide microarrays have enabled large-scale profiling of antibodies and precise determination of their specificities through epitope mapping...Read more


The HPA at the Image-based Cell Atlas Meeting

2017-10-06
Cell Atlas Image analysis Proteomics

Participants at the Image-based Cell Atlas Meeting 2017

The importance of mapping the human cell has become recognized as one of the key challenges in modern biology. Image-based assays offer a data-rich medium of studying cells and their proteins in situ. As such, several large-scale initiatives for studying cellular biology using image-based assays have been founded in recent years...Read more