Top-Down Proteomics Becomes Reality
In the May 20, 2013 issue of C&E News (Volume 91, Issue 20), Senior Editor, Celia Henry Arnaud profiles the field of Top Down Proteomics in a cover story titled: "Top Down Proteomics Becomes Reality."
In the mid-1990s, as the Human Genome Project was in full swing, scientists started thinking about the protein complement of the genome, and proteomics—the identification and characterization of all of an organism’s proteins—was born. Early proteomics methods used enzymes to digest proteins into pieces that could be easily analyzed by mass spectrometry. Those methods are now mature and routinely detect peptides from thousands of proteins in a single run.
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Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN
The 61st ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics will be held June 9-13, 2013 in Minneapolis, MN.
The conference program begins on Sunday, June 9 with tutorial lectures at 5:00 pm and the opening session and plenary lecture at 6:45 pm. A Welcome Reception in the poster/exhibit hall will follow. Monday through Thursday are full program days of concurrent oral sessions, poster sessions, and workshops. Poster sessions are scheduled 10:30 am to 2:30 pm to allow four hours of viewing. The program will conclude on Thursday, June 13 with a plenary lecture followed by a Closing Gala at the Convention Center (ticket required).
The Consortium for Top Down Proteomics will be meeting on Monday, June 10, 2013 at a workshop from 5:45pm - 7:00pm. Organizers will be Ying Ge from the University of Wisconsin and Nick Young from the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory. We will see you then!
For more information on the program and how to register, please see the ASMS website.