We are pleased to announce the 2014 recipient of the CNPN – Tony Pawson Proteomics Award, Dr. Christopher Overall of the University of British Columbia, Department of Oral Biological and Medical Sciences, and longtime member of the Centre for Blood Research. This prize recognizes the remarkable achievement on the fundamental understanding and/or practice of proteomics in biological sciences. Dr. Overall is an international leader in proteomics recognized for his seminal contributions to the field of degradomics, the systems level investigation of protein turnover by proteolysis, the term he coined, and in developing ‘polymers for proteomics’. His focus has been on understanding the role of proteinases in vivo, particularly in cancer, infection and inflammation by developing a suite of novel proteomics techniques. A prolific researcher with over 200 publications (many in top-tier journals) that have been cited > 12,600 times, he also has numerous patents at various stages. He holds the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Metalloproteinase Proteomics and Systems Biology, and has won several national and international awards, including CIHR Researcher of the Year award (2012) and lifetime achievement awards from the International Proteolysis Society and the Matrix Biology Society of Australia and New Zealand and trained 38 HQP, 10 of whom hold professorships.
Award lecture: Protein TAILS tell remarkable tales