-- The London Proteomics Discussion Group --
Proteomics seminar series for the South East

Next Event
Proteomics seminar series for the South East
Methods Challenge
---Registration is free---

About the LPDG

We are a free, local proteomics seminar series in the South East,
with a focus towards networking, discussion and supporting early career researchers.

The LPDG...

was founded to bring together the large community of proteomics scientists all working in and around London. We aim to provide a space for discussion, with a focus on methods and early career researchers (two fundamental building blocks of good research!), on all topics related to proteomics. The meetings comprise of research talks framed by a proteomics methods challenge, lunch, refreshments and pizza - they are free to attend thanks to sponsorship.

Meeting Dates:

  • For past meetings click here
  • 29th June 2023 (Meeting) - Dr Vahitha Abdul Salam, Dr Will Burkitt, Emily Gaizley, Dr Tamas Korscmaros, Dr Wendy Heywood
  • 19th October 2023 (Meeting) - Dr Vahitha Adbul Salam, Dr Kish Adoni, Bob Challen, Dr George Biggs, Dr Sean Burnap, Leonie Mueller
  • 29th February 2024 (Meeting) - Dr Andrew Williamson, Dr Manuel Traveres, Dr Georgina Charlton, Dr Pavel Shliaha
  • 23rd May 2024 (Meeting) - Dr Iolanda Vendrell, Dr Oliver Hale, Dr Laurence Bindschedler, Yuen Bun Tam

Next Meeting


These seminars would not be possible without our amazing sponsors.
If you are interested in sponsoring an LPDG seminar,
please get in touch at sponsor@londonproteomics.co.uk


for 23rd May 2024 Time 12:00

Event Speakers

Would you like to present at an LPDG meeting? Email: speaker@londonproteomics.co.uk
Research presentations from:

Dr Iolanda Vendrell
Dr Iolanda Vendrell
Dr Iolanda Vendrell University of Oxford

Iolanda Vendrell is currently the Technology Lead in Biological Mass Spectrometry. Her interest in Proteomics and Mass Spectrometry started during her PhD. In 2007, she moved to the UK where she has been working in Proteomics labs in both Academia and Biotech companies. Currently, one of her interest focuses on developing and implementing high-throughput proteomics platforms for clinical and non-clinical projects.

Dr Laurence Bindschedler
Dr Laurence Bindschedler
Dr Laurence Bindschedler Royal Holloway
University of London


Dr Oliver Hale
Dr Oliver Hale
Dr Oliver Hale University of Birmingham


Yuen Bun Tam
Yuen Bun Tam
Yuen Bun Tam Institute for Cancer Research

Leo (Yuen Bun) is a PhD student at The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR). He is supervised by Dr Paul Huang and Professor Robin Jones. Leo’s work uses molecular profiling techniques, including mass spectrometry-based proteomics to study sarcomas. He is interested in adolescent and young adult sarcomas, and soft tissue sarcomas of ultra-rare subtypes.

JZ Young Lecture (G29), Anatomy Building
University College London, Gower Street
London, WC1E 6BT




Here is a list of answers to frequently asked questions for speakers, delegates and sponsors

If you still have unanswered questions after reading this page, wish to present a talk, suggest a venue or sponsor a meeting, please contact us.

Organising Committee

The organising committee is made up of early and "not-so-early" career scientists
from academia and industry.
If you are interested in joining the committee, please get in touch.

Dr Harry Whitwell
Dr Harry Whitwell Chairperson

I am Proteomcis Lead for the NPC and the Division of Systems Medicine at ICL. My research is multidisciplinary, using chemistry, bioinformatics and biology. For more info, click here.

Dr Lukas Krasny
Dr Lukas Krasny Secretary

I am a post-doc at the ICR in Paul Huang’s group. My research interest is in extracellular matrix remodelling during cancer progression. From an analytical point of view, I am interested in protein quantification by DIA mass spectrometry.

Dr Roberto Buccafusca
Dr Roberto Buccafusca Treasurer

I manage an MS lab at QMUL. I graduated from Drexel University (USA) in Biomedical Science, completing my PhD work at Harvard University. After a long stint in the private sector, I re-joined academia here in the UK researching lipidomics and proteomics.

Tom Ruane
Tom Ruane Sponsor Liason

Tom works for SCIEX in the London region helping customers with MS and 'OMICS applications. He gained an interest in MS from working with Prof Roy Goodacre, Manchester Institute of Biotech. applying -omics and chemometric approaches for rapid food authenticity determination.

Dr Jack Houghton
Dr Jack Houghton
Dr Jack Houghton Webinar Lead

Jack is a post-doc in the Tate Group at Imperial with an interest in proteomics methodology development and bioinformatics.

Joanna Kirkpatrick
Dr Joanna Kirkpatrick
Dr Joanna Kirkpatrick Webinar Chair

Joanna Kirkpatrick
Crick Insitute

Dr Elizabeth Want
Dr Elizabeth Want
Dr Elizabeth Want Venue Scout

Liz is Senior Lecturer in Molecular Spectroscopy at Imperial College London.

Dr Harvey Johnston
Dr Harvey Johnston Committee Member, Founder

After my PhD in blood plasma cancer proteomics I moved to the Cancer Proteomics Group at UCL. I founded the LPDG as a focus group for the SE. I am currently at the Babraham Institute investigating protein degradation pathways using proteomics.

Danai Kati
Danai Kati
Danai Kati Committee Member

Danai studied biology and biomedical sciences in Greece. She has worked in numerous labs in England, Singapore, the Netherlands and Greece. Now she is focusing on her PhD at UCL in Primary Biliary Cholangitis analyzing human samples using Mass spectrometry.

Suniya Khatun
Suniya Khatun Committee member

I am a PhD student at UCL on the CellX project in the Thalassinos Lab studying competition in cellular populations using mass spectrometry-based proteomics.

Dr Vahitha Abdul Salam
Dr Vahitha Adbul Salam
Dr Vahitha Abdul Salam Committee member

Vahitha is a lecturer in vascular pharmacology at WHRI, QMUL.

Dr Vincen Wu
Dr Vincen Wu
Dr Vincen Wu Committee member

Vincen is a post-doc in MS-Imaging at Imperial College London.

Dr Karin Barnouin
Dr Karin Barnouin
Dr Karin Barnouin Committee member

Karin is a Senior scientist at UCB.

London and the South East
United Kindgom

Please email with any questions.
Particularly welcome are venue suggestions,
speaker suggestions or if you are thinking of sponsoring a meeting.

This seminar series is run by volunteers from academia and industry. We will try to reply to your email as quickly as possible, but please allow at least 5 days.