EuPA School on Practical Proteomics, 8 – 12th October 2017, Split, Croatia;

Modern biology requires technology-driven approaches, such as proteomics, to gather data required for generation or validation of hypotheses. In pursuit of their projects, biologists, biochemists and medical doctors are often exposed to collaborations with proteomics laboratories or core facilities and need to master not only the theoretical background but also practical aspects of experimental design and sample preparation for mass spectrometry-based measurements. Likewise, after a successful completion of MS measurements, they are often confronted with the tedious biological interpretation of MS data.


The 1st EuPA School on Practical Proteomics is aimed for early-career scientists that do not necessarily have MS instrumentation in their laboratories but are interested in learning theory and practical aspects of sample preparation for MS-based proteomics in order to collaborate with proteomics laboratories or core facilities. The renowned faculty will give lectures on common strategies in MS-based proteomics and their applications in cutting-edge biological research. In dedicated tutorial sessions, the faculty will provide a direct input about possible strategies in participants’ projects. The practical part of the School will address hands-on protocols for protein extraction, digestion, enrichment of modified peptides, stable isotope labelling, peptide separation, as well as data interpretation after a successful MS measurement.     


The School will be open to 30 researchers from all areas of biomedical sciences. Advantage will be given to junior researchers (PhD fellows and postdocs) that are willing to present their projects in form of a short talk or a poster.

About the workshop

Quick Facts:


October 8-12, 2017


Medical Faculty of the University of Split, Croatia

Registration Deadline:

August 15, 2017

Abstract Submission Deadline:

August 15, 2017



Confirmed Speakers:

  • Jürgen Cox, Max-Planck-Institut für Biochemie, Germany

  • Christian Kelstrup, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Kathrin Lilley, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

  • Boris Macek, Proteome Center Tübingen, Germany

  • Lennart Martens, Ghent University, Belgium

  • Karl Mechtler, Research Institute of Molecular Pathology, Vienna, Austria

  • Michael Lund Nielsen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Jesper Velgaard Olsen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Jasna Peter-Katalinic, University of Rijeka, Department of Biotechnology, Croatia

  • Sergey Vakhrushev, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Copenhagen, Denmark 


The practical school takes place at the Medical Faculty of the University of Split, Croatia


Šoltanska ul. 2,

21000 Split, Croatia

Accommodation recommendations:


Eupa Members
Eupa Members

250 €

non Eupa Members

400 €

Registration includes:
  • Full board meals, coffee breaks

  • Special activities

Participants are responsible for covering their own travel and accommodation costs.

Selection Criteria:

The organising committee will select participants based on the following criteria:

  1. Participants are selected based on the scientific quality of the abstracts they submit.

  2. The organisers also aim for a broad participation from countries all across Europe.

  3. The organisers also take care that participation is well gender balanced.

Abstract Guidelines:

Abstracts should be a maximum of 300 words with no figures.

Poster Specifications:

Posters should be A0 sized and in portrait orientation.


Payment terms will be communicated via e-mail upon formal participation acceptance

Preliminary Program:



15:00 - 16:00


16:00 - 16:30

Opening Remarks by the Organizing Committee

16:30 - 17:15

Plenary Lecture: Rolling Proteomics into Clinical Practice

Speaker: Andrea Urbani

17:15 - 18:00

Plenary Lecture: Comprehensive analysis of human proteomes

Speaker: Jesper Velgaard Olsen

18:00 - 20:00

Welcome mix

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Sunday, October 8th 2017

08:30 - 09:15

Lecture 1: PTM Analysis and interaction proteomics

Speaker: Michael Lund Nielsen

09:15 - 10:00

Lecture 2: Systems-wide analysis of SUMOylation in mammalian cells

Speaker: Michael Lund Nielsen

10:00 - 10:30

Coffee Break

10:30 - 11:15

Lecture 3: Mass Spectrometry

Speaker: Christian Kelstrup

11:15 - 12:00