The IMP @ the Vienna Biocenter is hosting the European Symposium on Single Cell Proteomics (ESCP) for the 5th time, from August 27th – 28th 2024. Join us for this excellent networking opportunity, where work done in the field of single cell proteomics (and related fields) is shared. We want to offer an inspiring environment for scientists interested in the newest technological advances and novel strategies in single cell proteomics, low-input proteomics, spatial proteomics, and single cell multiomics studies. We aim to share ideas and discuss future directions to encourage outside the box thinking and drive technological innovations.

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Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP)

Campus-Vienna-Biocenter 1

1030, Vienna, Austria

IMP lecture hall


The 5th ESCP is free of charge, but registration is required

Deadline for abstract submission & conference registration: 31st of July 2024

Deadline for pre-conference Thermo User meeting: 15th August 2024

Pre-conference user meeting:

Monday August 26th, 3pm – 8pm, Seminar Room 1-014, IMP, Campus Vienna Biocenter 1, 1030 Vienna, Austria

Together with Thermo Fisher Scientific, a kick-off user meeting will be organized on the day before the ESCP: “From new products & solutions to learning how to increase MS performance and productivity in your lab and expert insights on how to set up Single Cell Proteomics

Participation is free of charge and includes fingerfood and drinks – registration is mandatory (use the same registration form for both events, and answer yes/no for the user meeting)

Organization and Contact

Karl Mechtler Protein Chemistry Techhub; VBC
Manuel Matzinger Protein Chemistry Techhub; IMP
Erwin Schoof Cell Diversity Lab;Technical University of Denmark

Confirmed speakers:

Alejandro Brenes, Cantrell and Lamond Labs, Division of Cell Signalling & Immunology, University of Dundee

Alejandro received his PhD in 2022 from the University of Dundee, where he focused on the proteomic characterisation of immune cells including T cells and neutrophils. He is the creator and maintainer of the Immunological Proteome Resource. He is now a post-doctoral researcher within the Centre for Inflammation Research at the University of Edinburgh. His research focuses on leveraging ultra-sensitive proteomics to characterise rare human leukocyte populations, with an emphasis on neutrophils, in both health as well as under inflammatory disease

Vadim Demichev, MSTARS Group Leader at Charité, Berlin, Germany

Expert for high-throughput proteomics and author of DIA-NN

James Fulcher, Staff Scientist at PNNL – Richland, WA, USA

James is a chemist in Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s (PNNL’s) Environmental Molecular Sciences Division and the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory with more than 10 years of experience in analytical and biological chemistry. He acquired his PhD in biochemistry from the University of Utah after developing new tools for the synthesis of large proteins and peptides. At PNNL, he developed nanoSPLITS to analyze the proteome and trancsriptome of the same single cell and he is currently applying and further developing nanoPOTS single-cell proteomics and nanoSPLITS.

Tami Geiger, Associate Professor at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

Tami develops novel single cell proteomic approaches, and combines them with tumor analyses and bioinformatics to characterize cellular interactions within the tumor microenvironment, and how these interactions associate with response to immunotherapy. Her lab further investigates the association between the proteomic level and the genomic and transcriptomic levels aiming to elucidate gene-expression regulatory mechanisms and the functional proteomic output of cancer somatic mutations.

Kris Gevaert, Chair of the Department of Biomolecular Medicine at Ghent University, Belgium

Kris started his scientific career in 1993 in the lab of Prof. Dr. Joël Vandekerckhove where he was involved in the development of highly sensitive technologies for the identification and characterization of proteins using mass spectrometry. Currently, his group is dedicated to further develop a repertoire of novel non-gel technologies to map as many building blocks as possible of complex protein mixtures (proteomes) and to apply such techniques to relevant biological processes such as protein processing.

Jürgen Hartler, Assistant Professor Computational Pharamacology, University of Graz, Austria

Jürgen Hartler is a bioinformatician specializing in the development of algorithms and tools for mass spectrometry data analysis, particularly for metabolomics and lipidomics. He has been awarded a DOC and Max Kade fellowship by the Austrian Academy of Sciences, the latter allowing him to work at the LIPID MAPS laboratory at UC San Diego. His achievements in lipidomics were recognized by the Stefan Schuy award (ÖGBMT) and the Mattauch-Herzog award (DGMS). Currently, he is an assistant professor at the University of Graz, heading the Computational Pharmacology group and serving as deputy director of the Doctoral School of Pharmaceutical Sciences. He also focuses on MS data annotation, lipidomics data standardization, and quality assessment methods.

Alexander Ivanov, Associate Professor at Northeastern University – Boston, MA, USA

Alexander earned his Ph.D. in Bioorganic Chemistry at the Shemyakin-Ovchinnikov Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Moscow in 2000 before starting a postdoc at Northeastern University. He later joined Harvard University and became Director of the HSPH Proteomic Resource in 2008, before rejoining Northeastern, where he is currently working as Associate Professor at the Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology Alexander’s research interests include characterization of PTMs and protein isoforms, deep proteomics profiling of limited biological samples, ultra-low flow separation techniques such as capillary electrophoresis and extracellular vesicle analysis.

Ryan T. Kelly, Full Professor at Brigham Young University – Provo, UT, USA

Ryan received his Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from BYU in 2005 before spending the next 13 years at PNNL, ultimately serving as Senior Research Scientist, Manager and Chief Technologist for EMSL, a national scientific user facility at PNNL, where he developed the popular nanoPOTS platform. Ryan is (co-)author of >100 publications, has won several awards and is named inventor on a number of licensed and commercialized patents. He focuses on technological improvements for ultrasensitive proteomic analyses and is currently Associate Professor at BYU.

Gunda Köllensperger, Vice Dean – Faculty of Chemistry & Head – Department of Analytical Chemistry at the University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Gunda received her PhD from the Technical University of Vienna before taking on a position at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, where she also habilitated in the field of analytical chemistry. Gunda became Associate Professor also at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences before joining the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of Vienna in 2014 as Full Professor. Gunda’s group is particularly interested in the fields of metabolomics, metallomics, inorganic trace analysis and mass spectrometry.

Manuel Matzinger, Head for Method Development within the Proteomics Technology Hub, IMP, Vienna, Austria

Manuel completed his PhD in pharmaceutical chemistry at the University of Vienna & Uppsala before he joined the Mechtler lab in 2020 as postdoctoral scientist with research focusing on crosslinking mass spectrometry and single cell proteomics. He contributed to several FWF and FFG grants, which recently enabled to acquire state of the art instrumentation to maintain a highly competitive lab infrastructure. Since 2022 he is deputy head of the group responsible for method development. His research focuses on improving an optimizing all steps of proteomic workflows from sample preparation to data interpretation with the ultimate goal to transition developmental phase projects to workflows for the biologists toolbox.

Susan Ibi Preus, PhD candidate at Cell Diversity Lab, Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine, Technical University of Denmark

Susan is a doctoral researcher at the Cell Diversity lab at the Technical University of Denmark. She has a background in Nanoscience and is doing a PhD on evaluating micro- and nanofluidic workflows relevant for sample preparation in MS-based single-cell proteomics. The research focuses on identifying and developing methodologies to support increased proteome coverage and/or processing throughput

Wolfgang Rist, Senior Principal Scientist at Boehringer Ingelheim, Biberach an der Riss, Germany

Wolfgang will contribute the keynote lecture.

He is a Senior Principal Scientist at Boehringer Ingelheim with more than 20 years of work experience. He is a DMPK representative in early-stage drug discovery projects using mass spectrometry for the bioanalysis of drug candidates (NCEs, NBEs, ATMPs). In addition, he supports research projects with state-of-the-art proteomics technologies. He earned his PhD from the University of Heidelberg, Germany, in 2004, applying HX-MS to study Chaperone-mediated protein folding.

Erwin M. Schoof, Associate Professor at Technical University of Denmark – Lyngby, Denmark

Erwin received his PhD from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in 2014 for his work on computational methods to model cell behavior. Since 2017, he has been head of the Proteomics Core Facility at DTU, a facility specialized in high-sensitivity proteomics workflows. He was appointed Associate Professor at the Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine in 2020. His research focuses on normal and malignant hematopoiesis, which involves comprehensive optimization of single-cell proteomics workflows for deciphering cellular heterogeneity.

Michele Simonetti, Senior Scientist, Pixelgen Technologies, Stockholm, Sweden

Michele earned his PhD from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, in 2021. During his doctoral studies, he specialized in developing microscopy and sequencing (bulk and single cell) methods to investigate Intra-Tumor Heterogeneity. In 2022 Michele joined Pixelgen Technologies where he is currently working as a Senior Scientist in the R&D department. His work focuses on the development of the groundbreaking Molecular Pixelation (MPX) technology in the field of spatial proteomics.

Hamish Stewart, Staff Scientist at Thermo Fisher Scientific, Bremen, Germany

Hamish Stewart is a Senior Staff Scientist at Thermo Fisher Scientific Bremen. He is the lead scientist for the Orbitrap Astral and a developer of Orbitrap instrumentation, responsible for research on future commercial mass spectrometers, novel related concepts and technologies. Previously, he obtained his PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Nottingham and then worked for Shimadzu Research Laboratory (Europe) Ltd. He is the holder of 65 patents and is the winner of The George N Hatsopoulos Technical Innovation Award.

Christophe Vanderaa, Postdoctoral fellow in the department of Applied mathematics, computer science and statistics at Ghent University, Belgium

Christophe recently obtained his PhD in bioinformatics in the lab of Prof. Laurent Gatto, where he focused his research on the development of computational solutions for the analysis of SCP data. He has now joined the StatOmics group, led by Prof. Lieven Clement, to pursue statistical developments dedicated to SCP.

Ying Zhu, Senior Principal Scientist at Genentech, South San Francisco, California, US

Ying Zhu is a Senior Principal Scientist at Genentech since the end of 2022. Before that, he was an Associate Professor at Zhejiang University in China and a Senior Research Scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in America. His research interests focus on developing ultrasensitive and high-throughput protein measurement technologies by interfacing microfluidics, laser optics, robotic automation, and mass spectrometry. At Genentech, he is dedicated to implementing low-input and spatial proteomics technologies to provide analytical support for early-stage drug discovery.

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