Proteomics is the large scale study of the protein complement of a living organism. The Australasian Proteomics Society (APS) aims to promote and facilitate proteomics research and related topics in the Australia and New Zealand. The APS membership is drawn from academic, industry and government laboratories. To assist in the dissemination of knowledge in the field, the APS has been organising an annual meeting in Lorne, Victoria, since 1996. In addition to the Lorne meeting, the APS together with other learned societies co-organises local, national and international meetings within the region, as well as workshops and other forums for the exchange of proteomics advances and techniques. The APS acts a liaison body for communication with state and federal government as well as a central point for the coordination of proteome-related programmes and resources.
Student engagement with the society is strongly encouraged through travelling fellowships, reduced registration rates and SoAPS - Students of Australasian Proteomics Society, a student body which aims to increase communication, broaden the knowledge base and foster collaboration between the student members.