CEEPC's Proteo-Genomics, Societal & Inspirational Approach !

Central and Eastern European Proteomic Conference (CEEPC)

Genome editing and the Nobel Prize 2020

The use of CRISPR/Cas9 genetic scissors, has not only revolutionised basic science, but will lead to ground-breaking new medical treatments.  There is enormous power in this genetic tool which can change the code of life !        



In medicine, clinical trials of new cancer therapies are underway, and the dream of being able to cure inherited diseases is about to come true. These genetic scissors have taken the life sciences into a new era and, in many ways, bringing great benefit to humankind.

                                                       Gene Editing   <    CLICK TO READ 




The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the inequalities, the divisions, scarcities and  issues that are not transparent and urgently need fixing.  Now more than ever, it has shown us that there is a huge need for 'inter-connectivity' supported by ties of community, empathy, and compassion.  CEEPC has been promoting 'inter-connectivity', 'humanity' and 'reality' and it will once again be addressing these issues as it has done over the last dacade !




           Credit: Laura Makaltses - United Nations Global Call Out To Creatives - help stop the spread of COVID-19.


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     Central and Eastern European Proteomic Conference (CEEPC)


                      2020 makes it 14 years of inspirational Proteomics !

                                                  Looking forward to the challenges of the next decade !




                                                                                      Central and Eastern Europe



Sincere acknowledgements

We acknowledge the undiminished enthusiasm of the CEEPC supporters and the tireless contributions made by all to reach our 13th CEEPC milestone last year in Ustron, Poland.  The 14th CEEPC, 2020 was planned in Budapest this year but had to be canclled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  CEEPC is looking forward to its next conference in 2021 where challenges of COVID-19 together with Proteomics, Proteomic related urgencies, Genomics, Metabolomics as well as various 'Omics' will be discussed.


We also acknowledge the researchers and participating scientists from all over the world, returning each year for this mixture of proteomics and friendship, thus propagating these series of Conferences.



Origin of Central and Eastern European Proteomic Conference


The annual Central and Eastern European Proteomic Conference can be considered as the bedrock of proteomics in Central and Eastern Europe and since its creation, has seen an incredible growth in proteomics. The term Central and Eastern European Proteomic Conference (CEEPC) was coined by the founder members of this series of conference including Josef Chmelik (1953-2007), Suresh Jivan Gadher and Hana Kovarova over discussions about the apparent lack of visibility of proteomics in Central and Eastern Europe as well as infrequent meetings and almost total lack of international collaborations.



                                    Hana Kovarova                                                                       Suresh Jivan Gadher

                 Pioneers - 'from CEEPC ideology to the 14th CEEPC reality'  & envisioning 2030




The 1st Central and Eastern European Proteomic Conference was organised in Prague in 2007 with resultant huge success. The intervening years saw the CEEPC grow. CEEPC is one of a very few meetings undistracted by rivalry and politics and remains a friendly and relaxed forum for scientific, medical, and all types of poteomics related interactions.


Vision and fruition

The cornerstone in the evolution of CEEPC was the incredible friendship between scientists from Czech Republic, Russia, Austria, Hungary, United Kingdom, Canada and the United States. It all began with invitations to such researchers and friends to visit Prague, participate in scientific discussions and to share ideas in a friendly and informal environment over good Czech beer and Moravian wine. Subsequent intense work by Suresh Jivan Gadher (USA / UK), Hana Kovarova (Czech Academy of Sciences, Libechov) and Josef Chmelik (Czech Academy of Sciences, Brno), laid the foundation for the birth of the 1st CEEPC organised in Prague on the 29th – 31st of October, 2007 jointly with the 3rd Czech Proteomics Conference.  Sadly, the same year Josef who was a stalwart member of the founder team, suddenly passed away. Josef, who had devoted his entire life to proteomics and glycomics, and like Suresh and Hana too, had a vision to create a dynamic and integrated research community inclusive of all cultural societies. This vision to reality was subsequently propagated by Suresh Jivan Gadher and Hana Kovarova.   Expansion of the CEEPC was then initiated by welcoming Germany, Austria and Hungary to this privileged Conference. Whilst participation of Russian and Indian proteomics was greeted with anticipation,  inclusion of Slovakia in 2010, Poland and Romania in 2013 and Macedonia in 2014 to the Board has been exciting and expansive. Today, a stronger network of proteomics in Central and Eastern Europe stands established together with the initial vision of a forum for enthusiastic scientists and researchers to meet and discuss their work in a friendly and relaxed manner. The CEEPC remains one of a very few meetings with refreshing and independent atmosphere. Additionally, young researchers are encouraged to present their findings. This is an ever expanding conference that stands to grow as neighbouring states with proteomic excellence come on-board to propagate this concept further.


                            Mesmerising presentations



An expansive network of proteomics in Central and Eastern Europe stands established and thrives on mutual trust and friendship. To this day, CEEPC’s outstanding success is due to the undiminished enthusiasm of this unique group of friends, their academic institutional researchers and participating scientists from all over the world, returning each year for this intoxicating mixture of proteomics and friendship.


Challenges per se

The biggest conceptual challenge inherent in proteomics lies not only in the proteome’s high degree of complexity, but also with Proteomic Organisations of today. Often, many such organisations may or may not nurture or encourage free flow of ideas, knowledge, and technological expertise without the burden of bureaucracy, political bickering, commercial secrecy or withholding of select data and information due to affiliation to pharmaceutical and other industries. We hear of several proteomic conferences every year and whilst attendance may number in hundreds if not a thousand and parallel sessions galore, a sense of overburdening with limitless number of posters and conflict of which presentations to attend, often leaves the participant perplexed and questioning. This together with the increasing registration fees and conference participation costs overwhelms the enthusiasm of the participant per se.


The CEEPC Ethos

CEEPC ethos strives to prevent such complexities from crossing the boundaries pertinent to ‘Proteomics’ as reflected in its genesis. It evolved from a need for collaboration and a forum for open interaction where novel ideas could be nurtured. Subsequent intense work over the years by its founder members, has sculptured the Conference to its present day status and stature.  It continues to grow, bringing together the best researchers from all over the world without pressures and conflicts mentioned above.


                              Totally absorbing experience







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