The human protein atlas blog


Another PhD student within the Human Protein Atlas has successfully graduated

2017-10-09
Affinity proteomics Malaria Multiple Sclerosis narcolepsy Plasma psychosis

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


Affinity proteomics for plasma biomarker screening

2016-10-18
Affinity proteomics Biomarkers Plasma

Graphical representation of the study

In a recent study, published in Blood, researchers have used affinity reagents from the Human Protein Atlas project to analyze plasma samples to identify candidate protein markers associated with risk of venous thromboembolism.

Venous thromboembolism is the third most common cardiovascular disease and a leading cause of death and disability worldwide. Complex interactions between genetic, environmental and acquired risk factors underlie disease development. The first step in the process of developing clinically applicable predictive tools is the identification of novel markers that associate with the disease...Read more


Principal Investigator with a taste for plasma

2016-07-19
Biobank profiling Plasma Proteomics

Jochen Schwenk

Today we meet yet another researcher within the Human Protein Atlas project, Jochen Schwenk, Associate Professor for Translational Proteomics at KTH - Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. He is Director of the Biobank Profiling facility at the Science for Life Laboratory and a Principal Investigator within the Human Protein Atlas and the KTH Center for Applied Proteomics.

– I have a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of TŘbingen in Germany, and when I saw presentations from the Human Protein Atlas Director Mathias UhlÚn at a few meetings I thought that this would be an exiting project to work with after my PhD thesis, Jochen Schwenk says...Read more


On childhood asthma and protein profiles in plasma

2016-05-24
Antibody Suspension Bead Array Asthma Human Protein Atlas Plasma

Protein levels of CCL5, HPGDS and NPSR1 in plasma

In a recent publication in European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, researchers use an affinity proteomics approach to analyze plasma profiles of a 362 proteins in 154 children with persistent or intermittent asthma and controls. To this end, antibody suspension bead arrays developed within the Human Protein Atlas was used.

Asthma is a common chronic childhood disease with many different phenotypes that need to be identified. Asthma affects approximately 300 million people worldwide and is characterized by bronchial hyperresponsiveness and reversible expiratory airflow limitation...Read more