Juan Pablo Albar (1953-2014)

Monday, 21 July 2014 08:51


Tony Pawson

We are sad to report that Juan Pablo Albar, one of the leading functional proteomics researchers in Spain and Europe died this weekend at the age of 59 in Madrid following a cardiac arrest.

The research of Juan Pablo Albar at the Spanish National Biotechnology Centre (CNB) focussed on drawing a complete map of protein dynamics, interactions and posttranslational modifications that take place in the cell and he was one of the driving forces behind the Human Proteome Project. Since 2005, he was also general coordinator of ProteoRed, the Spain Proteomics Nework.  Juan Pablo Albar was also one of the congress chairs of the upcoming HUPO 2014 meeting, the HUPO 13th Annual World Congress, which will be held in Madrid, Spain. For PRIME-XS, Juan Pablo Albar was one of our most dedicated reviewers on our the external review panel, by which he helped us greatly in serving the European scientific community.

We would like to thank Juan Pablo Albar for his dedication to the field of proteomics research and wish all the best to his family, friend and colleagues at this difficult and sad time.