Promoting proteomics knowledge in Europe
The early transition of knowledge from highly specialised and sophisticated proteomics research to a diverse community in need of know-how is a challenge that requires backing from advanced research centres and groups, and a coordinating body for the dissemination of this knowledge. The European Proteomics Association (EuPA) Education Committee signified this as a priority area when the EuPA was formed, and began its program to coordinate proteomics training and knowledge dissemination in 2006. This repor t serves as an update of our past activities and an announcement of upcoming events. Over the last year the EuPA Education Committee has coordinated or suppor ted dif ferent educational activities including basic and advanced courses, a summer school, workshops and tutorials. A new programme of basic courses dubbed Teaching the Teachers has been initiated. These courses reach a larger, Europe wide, audience in a short timeframe, thus improving the oppor tunities for trainees of elementary proteomics techniques. Another impor tant event has been the merger of the EuPA and HUPO (Human Proteome Organisation) Education Committees into a single one in order to combine ideas and ef for ts that will favour global education in proteomics.
- Biology and Life Sciences
- ISSN: 1615-9853