US HUPO: Frontiers in Proteomics

on Sunday, 23 February 2014.

Advancing Biology through Technology and Computation

US HUPO: Frontiers in Proteomics
We hope you will all join us in Seattle for the 10th Annual Conference. As the Society continues to mature US HUPO sharpens its focus on the next generation of researchers with the establishment of the Robert J. Cotter New Investigator Award in 2013 and increased support for student and post-doc travel stipends. The annual meeting provides opportunities to experience presentations from top scientists, both up-and-coming and established, on cutting-edge topics.

61st ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics

on Tuesday, 26 February 2013.

Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN

61st ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics

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.


 Top Down Oral Presentations

Session Time Room Speaker Title
MOH-am 9:30 103 K. Breuker Characterization of Modified RNA by Top Down Mass Spectrometry
MOB-pm 2:30 L100 M. Gross Fragmenting Intact Macromolecules and Protein Assemblies: Native ESI and Top-down MS for Protein Biophysics and Analysis
MOB-pm 2:50 L100 Y. Ge Top-down Mass Spectrometry Enabled Cardiac Proteomics for Understanding Heart Failure
MOB-pm 3:10 L100 A. Marshall Unequivocal Determination of Site-Specific Protein Disulfide Bond Reduction Potentials by Top-Down FT-ICR MS/MS
MOB-pm 3:30 L100 B. Ganisl Detailed characterization of complex protein and RNA modification patterns by top-down mass spectrometry
MOB-pm 3:50 L100 L. Fornelli Antibody characterization by top-down and middle-down electron transfer dissociation using a high-field Orbitrap FTMS
MOB-pm 4:10 L100 A. Catherman Comprehensive Top Down Proteomics of Human Cells: The Role of Mitochondria and Membrane Proteins in Cellular Senescence
TOH-am 8:30 103 L. Dekker An integrated top-down and bottom-up proteomic approach to characterize antibodies
TOH-am 8:50 103 W. Jabs In-depth Mass Spectrometry Characterization of Therapeutic Antibodies for Efficient Biosimilar Development
TOB-am 9:10 L100 A. Kiss Mass Spectrometry Imaging with a LAESI hybrid iontrap FT-ICR mass spectrometer
TOH-am 9:30 103 W. Wang An Online Top-down Mass Spectrometry Based Strategy Aimed at Complete De novo Sequencing of Monoclonal Antibodies
TOH-am 9:50 103 S. Hengel Micro-Scale Native Top-Down LCMS of Cysteine-Linked Antibody-Drug Conjugates
TOH-pm 2:50 103 M. ElNaggar Applications of an in situ Microextraction Based Surface Sampling System to Microorganism Analysis
TOA-pm 4:10 Ex Hall A J. Shaw Intact Protein Characterization by 193 nm Ultraviolet Photodissociation in an Orbitrap Elite
WOE-am 8:30 Aud. E. Nikolaev The way to isotopic resolution of mega Dalton protein mass spectra for top-down proteomics
WOD-pm 3:30 Ball A J. Savaryn Quantifying Proteoforms using High-Throughput Top-Down Proteomics for Cell-Based Biomarker Discovery
WOB-pm 3:50 L100 R. LeDuc Using Prior Knowledge to Improve Scoring in High-Throughput Top-Down Proteomics Experiments
ThOA-am 9:10 Ex Hall A C.C. Hsu  Microscopy Guided Atmospheric Ionization In Situ Top-Down Protein Mass Spectrometry
ThOB-pm 3:50 L100 J. Chamot-Rooke Exploring Neisseria meningitidis Virulence with Top-Down Mass Spectrometry

Chemical and Engineering News Cover Story

on Monday, 20 May 2013.

Top-Down Proteomics Becomes Reality

Chemical and Engineering News Cover Story

Chemical and Engineering NewsIn 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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An all-encompassing term to describe protein complexity

on Wednesday, 27 February 2013.

Neil Kelleher and Lloyd Smith propose that the scientific community adopt the term ‘proteoform’ to refer to all the different forms that a protein can take. Will the community adopt it?

An all-encompassing term to describe protein complexity

In the March 2013 issue of Nature Methods, Neil Kelleher and Lloyd Smith, investigators within the Consortium for Top Down Protoemics, have proposed a new term for the myriad forms of proteins that can be found in nature.

See the Methagora blog post by Allison DoerrAn all-encompassing term to describe protein complexity

Read the Article in Nature Methods: Proteoform: a single term describing protein complexity