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Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Following the success of the previous editions of C-HPP symposia, we would like to invite you to the 21st symposium to be held in Saint-Malo, France, May 12-14, 2019.

Focused on “Illuminating the Dark Proteome”, the symposium will be an important milestone for the uPE1 project and will include speakers from the B/D-HPP discussing the functionalization of the dark proteome.

Saint-Malo, historical home of great discoverers and corsairs, is a fortified city located on the north coast of Brittany, with excellent international transport connections. Visitors will admire the breath-taking view of the bay of Saint-Malo as they walk the 1.5 miles of ramparts that surround the walled town. In the vicinity of Saint-Malo is the Mont-Saint-Michel, resting on the fringes of Normandy. This rocky, wind beaten islet is undoubtedly the most prestigious creation of the Middle Ages.
We wish that the wonderful location and relaxing atmosphere of Saint-Malo will allow you to exchange fruitfully and informally with C-HPP symposium participants.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Charles Pineau, Chair

The venue

The event will take place at the Hotel France & Chateaubriand, which is located inside the fortified city. This is an exquisite Art Deco-style hotel that is part of the history of Saint Malo.

Hotel France & Chateaubriand
Hotel France & Chateaubriand
La trinquette

Housing during the symposium: We have been offered nice prices for the rooms. Of note is that discount rates offered by the hotel for the C-HPP symposium will be lower than room rates found through well-known room booking websites. Housing will be first come-first serve, as this period of the year corresponds to the start of the hot season for tourism. So please registrate early.

There will be a 100 € fee to attend the symposium to defray the catering costs. Participants will be able to pay that fee via the Registration and room reservation form:

Microsoft Office document iconRegistrationform  (258Ko)

Fill the Registration and room reservation form and send it by email directly to the hotel at: contact ( at ) hotel-saintmalo.fr

Negotiated room rates for the C-HPP symposium including breakfast (VAT included):

Standard room 95 €
Superior room 115 €
Superior room with sea view 135 €

 Estimated cost for a participant to attend the symposium:  

  • Arrival on afternoon Saturday May 11 and departure on Tuesday May 14 afternoon = 3 hotel nights = 3x95€
  • Registration fee for catering (all lunches, dinners and coffee breaks) = 100 €
  • Total = 385 €
  • Traveling at own expenses

Scientific Program (Please download the penultimate program and abstracts below)

Abstracts submission is now closed. Oral communications have been selected from the abstracts.

For late breaking abstract submission please contact: charles.pineau ( at ) inserm.fr

Chromosome teams and B/D teams are encouraged to prepare a Poster summarizing the current work and goals

Free afternoon
Monday 13 afternoon will be free so that participants can freely discuss about the Dark Proteome while discovering the gorgeous surroundings of Saint Malo. Participants will have an appointment later in the evening on the seaport to embark for Petit Bé.

Gala Dinner
The gala dinner will take place on the island of Petit Bé and promises to be an exceptional event.

The Petit Bé

The island of Petit Bé and its fort are located a few hundred meters from the ramparts of Saint-Malo. The fort was built in the seventeenth century. It was part of a defensive belt designed by Vauban and intended to protect the city of Saint-Malo from attacks by English or Dutch enemy squadrons. This belt also included Fort National, Fort Harbor, Fort La Conche, Fort Cézembre and the tip of the Varde (the latter two were destroyed) and the city walls itself. The fort was built by engineer Simeon Garangeau. It consists of a large platform, a building on three levels and two bastions and could accommodate up to 160 soldiers to serve 19 guns and 2 mortars. It was classified as a historic monument in 1921, but is abandoned until 2000, when the city signed a lease with an association for its renovation and its opening to the public. Its restoration was finished in 2012. The Petit Bé is accessible on foot only at low tide.

Scholarships from national Proteomics societies:
National proteomics societies will offer scholarships to participate to the 21stC-HPP symposium. To apply, you must indeed be a member of a national society. Please check detailed instructions from your national society. A cover letter explaining your interest in the C-HPP for your project and why you want to participate in our symposium will certainly be required. 

Sponsors of the event:

Université Rennes 1
Bruker Daltonics
European Proteomics Association