Proteomics like any other technique is a global affair. Proteomers, however lack a suitable globally recognized platform along with user-friendly and centralized database, and lack of media coverage and dissemination of information in plant proteomics field. To address this situation, Drs. Randeep and Dominique talked together on October 22nd, 2008 at the occasion of a French-Japan Workshop on Plant Molecular Biology held in Tsukuba, Japan. This chance meeting and the sharing of views on this idea/topic led to the construction of a preliminary draft with Dr. Ganesh Kumar Agrawal via numerous online discussions through the end of October 2008 and mid-2009. Following our agreement, we named this initiative, 'International Plant Proteomics Organization' (abbreviated INPPO). Read More
The Educational Committee has reached considerable
success, with the organization of workshops dedicated
to INPPO actions and development of plant proteomics
in several international meetings and for the training of
young scientists in proteomics in several Universities.
Papers dedicated to INPPO actions (INPPO Highlights1)
or resulting from the work of INPPO Members
(Translational Plant Proteomics2) have been published,
thus helping to raise awareness of the organization.
Jenny Renaut, Ph. D.
Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology
4362 Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
Website Co-ordinator's Office:
Abhijit Sarkar, Ph. D.
Department of Botany, University of Gour Banga
Malda, West Bengal, India