History of

International Plant Proteomics Organization (INPPO)

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). 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 15th and 16th 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 (http://pappso.inra.fr/). 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...

Core Committee


  • Ganesh Kumar Agrawal, Ph.D.
    Associate Director
    RLABB
    Nepal

  • Dominique Job, Ph. D.
    Senior Scientist
    CNRS/ UCBL/ INSA/ Bayer
    CropScience Joint Laboratory
    FRANCE

  • Randeep Rakwal, Ph. D.
    Professor
    University of Tsukuba
    Japan

Administration


  • President
    Jenny Renaut
    , Ph. D.
    Luxembourg Institute of
    Science and Technology
    Luxembourg

  • Vice President
    Senior Scientist
    Science Laboratory
    University, FRANCE

  • Secretary
    Professor
    School of Life Sciences
    University of South Korea,

INPPO Initiators

  • Ganesh Kumar AGRAWAL, Ph.D. Associate Director, Research Laboratory for Biotechnology and Biochemistry (RLABB), Nepal
  • Dominique JOB, Ph.D. Senior Scientist, CNRS/UCBL/INSA/Bayer CropScience Joint Laboratory, FRANCE
  • Randeep RAKWAL, Ph.D. Professor, University of Tsukuba, JAPAN

Founder Members

  • Michel ZIVY, Ph.D. Senior Scientist, INRA/University Paris-Sud/CNRS/AgroParisTech, FRANCE
  • Vishwanath P. AGRAWAL, Ph.D. Executive Director, Research Laboratory for Biotechnology and Biochemistry (RLABB), NEPAL
  • Ralph A. BRADSHAW, Ph.D. Professor, Mass Spectrometry Facility, University of California (UCSF), USA
  • Michael J. DUNN, Ph.D. Professor, University College Dublin, IRELAND
  • Paul A. HAYNES, Ph.D. Professor, Macquarie University, North Ryde, AUSTRALIA
  • Shoshi KIKUCHI, Ph.D. Senior Scientist, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences (NIAS), JAPAN
  • Jenny RENAUT, Ph.D. Senior Scientist, Centre de Recherche Public-Gabriel Lippman, LUXEMBOURG
  • Wolfram WECKWERTH, Ph.D. Professor, University of Vienna, AUSTRIA
  • Dr. Klaas van WIJK Professor, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA

President's Message

The agricultural sectors in India and Africa share common characteristics—from diversity of climatic regions to similarities in farming systems. Given these similar sectoral characteristics and complementary developmental priorities, there exist numerous opportunities for collaboration between India and Africa. The agricultural sectors in India and Africa share common characteristics—from diversity of climatic regions to similarities in farming systems. Given these similar sectoral characteristics and complementary developmental priorities, there exist numerous opportunities for collaboration between India and Africa.

Dr. ABCD

Former Presidents

  • Mr. Kamal Kishore Tewari, Chairman, CII NB Zonal Council & Director K Tea Corporation
  • Mr. Ravi Agarwal , Chair, Tea Panel CII NB Zonal Council & Convener Indian Tea Forum
  • Mr. Bharat Arya, Chairman FAITTA & Director J.V. Gokul & Co Pvt Ltd Kolkata
  • Mr. Kamal Kumar Mittal, Founder Chairman, CII North Bengal & Chairman Managing Director PCM Group of Industries
  • Mr. S. Soundararajan, Director (Tea Development) & Secretary Tea Board of India
  • Ms. Mrinali Srivastava IPS, Managing Director, Temi Tea, Department of Commerce and Industry, Government of Sikkim
  • Shri P K Bezboruah, Chairman, Tea Board of India

Our Goals

  • Further intensify successful ongoing cooperation in the field of plant proteomics for both model and crop plants.
  • Promote the establishment of national plant proteomics organizations.
  • Develop an open partnership around the globe.
  • Bridge the gap between academy and industry.
  • Establish centralized databases at several locations (Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Australia) with their real time integration.
  • Organize workshops at national and international levels to train manpower and exchange information.
  • Integrate proteomics-related activities and disseminate them to partners through the INPPO website.
  • Bring proteomics to every laboratory working on plants around the globe.
  • Aim to outreach to the younger generation students at the school, college and university levels.
  • Help translate the proteomics knowledge into biology and vice versa.

Our Activities

  • Organising Conferences on Plant Proteomics
  • Arrange Symposia on Life Sciences
  • Conduct Training Programmes
  • Workshops on Methodology to Biology
  • Scientific Researches
  • Awards and Recognition