Dr. Chris Overall wins 2017 HUPO Award

Dr. Chris Overall, a leading scientist at the Centre for Blood Research (CBR), won the 2017 Discovery in Proteomic Sciences Award from the Human Proteome Organization (HUPO), along with recipient Dr. Ileana Cristea from Princeton University. This award will be presented at HUPO 2017 in Dublin, Ireland, where Dr. Overall will present a talk.

Launched in 2001, HUPO is an international scientific organization that works to define and promote proteomics through collaborations on proteomics projects, fostering communication, and developing new technologies and training to better understand human disease. According to HUPO, the field of proteomics is important to study how diseases manifest at the level of protein activity and which specific proteins and protein complexes are involved in disease states. This assists in understanding and speeding up identification of drug targets to more quickly diagnose and treat diseases.

Dr. Overall is the Lab Head and a Principal Investigator at the CBR.  He is a Professor in the Department of Oral Biological and Medial Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry.  He holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Proteinase Proteomics and Systems Biology, and was elected to the Executive Committee of the Chromosome-Centric Human Proteome Project (CHPP) in 2014. Dr. Overall is also an Associate Editor of the Journal of Proteomics and is on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Molecular Cellular Proteomics and Biological Chemistry and the Advisory Committee of the International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology. Dr. Overall is a leader in his field and was recognized by the International Society of Proteolysis with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011.

We congratulate Chris and his terrific team for this remarkable achievement and their many other accomplishments!

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