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).
This initiative was first discussed with Dr. Wolfram Weckwerth in October 2009 at the Plant GEMS meeting (European Plant Genomics) in Portugal, and who showed great interest and enthusiasm in this initiative.
Soon after the INPPO framework was presented in the COST Action Meeting (European Proteomics Society) held at Nitra, Slovakia on
October,2009, by both Dominique and Wolfram. More recently the initiative has been presented by Dominique during the annual meeting of the French
"Green Proteome Network", led by Dr. Michel Zivy, and that gathers together a large majority (about 50) of the French laboratories involved in Plant Proteomics
. This was followed by the construction of a draft call paper, and the 12 co-authors joined minds together from across the globe, to finalize an INPPO ViewPoint paper now appearing in the Proteomics special first issue on plant proteomics in May 2011
(http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002 /pmic.v11.9). So, here we are, at the first phase of INPPO...