Photography of Delphine Pflieger

Dear colleagues of the French Proteomics Society and dear visitors,

The elections for the Board of the French Proteomics Society (FPS) have resulted in a largely renewed team, who will work to animate the life of the society during this mandate spanning autumn 2023 - autumn 2026. A large number of research contexts are represented, in which a variety of proteomics approaches are implemented, which should enable us to propose congress programs and thematic days of interest to all FPS members.

In this dynamic new team, everyone has been able to apply for the various positions on the Board. Anne-Aurélie Raymond will be our vice-president; in addition, Anne-Aurélie and Avais Daulat will be involved in the organization of interdisciplinary events. Paulo Marcelo will be our treasurer, and is keen to promote the organization of international events. Tristan Cardon will be our secretary. Alexandre Burel and Tristan Cardon will act as webmasters. Blandine Chazarin and Régine Lebrun will be our privileged contacts with sponsors. Julie Hardouin, Avais Daulat and Régine Lebrun will form the grants and subsidies committee. Alexandre Burel and Blandine Chazarin will be the Mag's editors-in-chief. Bastien Arnaud will represent the FPS Youth Club. Finally, Franck Vandermoere will give us the benefit of his experience as Chairman.

Many thanks to our colleagues Mariette Matondo, Emmanuelle Com, Mélisande Blein-Nicolas, David Bouyssié, Nicolas Desbenoit, Pascal Mansuel, Christophe Flahaut, and Christine Carapito, who have left the Board after two terms. We will do our best to ensure that the French proteomics community continues to thrive with the same enthusiasm and dynamism.

Thematic days with the Société Française de Spectrométrie de Masse (SFSM) and the Réseau Francophone de Métabolomique et de Fluxomique (RFMF) will be organized several times during this mandate. The vitality of our society depends on your participation in such thematic days, so please let us know if you have any particularly relevant topics to cover.

2024 will see two major events for the FPS. In February, the joint congress with the Spanish (SEProt) and Portuguese (Procura) proteomics societies will be held in Cordoba. In September, the joint congress between the FPS and the SFSM (SMAP 2024) will take place in Lille. We look forward to seeing you there!

FPS will continue to award grants to promote the participation of our young members in national and international events. Priority will be given to the major events listed on the dedicated page of our website, but don't hesitate to apply as the need arises, including to events not listed there, where it is relevant to present work in proteomics.

FPS is keen to promote mentoring among its members. Don't hesitate to contact us if you need a member of a thesis monitoring committee, a thesis jury or to be put in touch with an expert.

We're also counting on you to contribute to the content of our Mag. Share your experiences of congresses and news that have particularly caught your attention. The life of our scientific community depends on these exchanges!

I wish you exciting scientific projects and wonderful human adventures, in which proteomics will make an (important!) contribution.

Best regards,

Delphine Pflieger