About US HUPO Membership

US HUPO is a non-profit educational and networking association for those engaged in proteomics technologies and research pertaining to the human proteome and model organisms. Membership in US-HUPO is based on the calendar year (January 1 - December 31).

US HUPO sponsors an annual conference that is attended by 350-400 scientists. Over 200 papers are presented as posters and talks.  Short courses are also offered immediately preceding the annual conference. 

How to Join

  • Go to Online Dues Payment - for new and renewing members. 
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  • Use the Printable Membership Form (fill in PDF). Download the fill-in form to your desktop, complete, 'save as' with new file name and submit by email to office@ushupo.org or fax to +1.503.244.2401.
  • Renewing Students and Post-Docs - If you are a 2019 Student or Post-doc member your membership will be renewed for 2020 automatically at no cost. If your status has changed and you are no longer a student or post-doc, please contact the US HUPO office at office@ushupo.org.

Membership Dues 2020

Membership is based on the calendar year, January 1 - December 31, with memberships paid after July 1 rolling over to the following year. US HUPO offers multi-year membership savings for regular memberships (see rates below) as well as a one-time multi-year membership for students and post-docs (details below).

  • Regular 1-year Membership (Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2020):  $150
  • Regular 2-year Membership (Jan 1, 2020 - Dec 31, 2022):  $225
  • Regular 3-year Membership (Jan 1, 2019 - Dec 31, 2022):  $300
  • Student/Post-DocMembership: $125*
    This is Multi-Year Unlimited for the duration of the PhD or postdoc training.

*Student and Post-Doc Membership is a $125 one-time dues payment for unlimited multi-year membership for as long as you remain a full-time student or post-doc.  After you join at the new Student / Post-Doc rate your membership is valid for as long as you are a student or post-doctoral fellow. 



Why Pay Dues to US HUPO?

Funds from Membership Dues Payments support the following programs:

Student and post-doc membership subsidy. We offer students and post-docs membership for the duration of their training with a single one-time fee. Their memberships are renewed annually at no cost as long as they continue their training (up to and through the end of first post-doc).

Society Membership in FASEB (Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology). FASEB's strength is in their lobbying power and prowess in Washington, D.C. Their extensive work with Congress and the Senate has made a difference in recent years with funding. 

Travel Stipends for students and post-docs. Stipends provided annually to support travel to the annual meeting.

Society Awards. The Robert J. Cotter New Investigator Award and the Catherine E. Costello Lifetime Achievement in Proteomics Awards are funded each year by US HUPO.

Exciting and Engaging Annual Meeting. The cost of the annual meeting is not fully supported by registration fees and corporate support. Expenses are partially covered by membership dues collected. Help us to continue providing a high-quality annual conference packed with networking and social activities alongside the highest quality proteomics research presentations.


US HUPO is a member society of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) since 2016. This means that US HUPO has a voice and representation in FASEB legislative initiatives and activities. FASEB is a vocal proponent for funding of scientific research, for example. The society has exposure to an array of fellow scientific member societies broadening awareness of proteomics and US HUPO. FASEB membership also parlays a number of individual benefits that are available to US HUPO members. Read more about FASEB individual member benefits.