-- 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
  • 2nd March (Meeting) - Prof Manuel Mayr, Dr Harry Whitwell, Dr Fernando Sialana, Tendayi Samuriwo, Dr Bethany Geary
  • 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

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 29th February 2024 Time 12:00

Primary Sponsor Waters Guest Speaker: Dr Harry Whitwell
Secondary Sponsor ATG Scientific Ltd.

Event Speakers

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

Dr Andrew Williamson
Dr Andrew Williamson
Dr Andrew Williamson Kinomica

Andrew joined Kinomica from Thermo Scientific where he was a proteomics and biopharma expert for 7 years, prior to which he spent 13 years as an academic working on proteomic analysis of various cancer and stem cell systems at the Universities of Manchester and Leeds.

Dr Manuel Taveres
Dr Manuel Taveres
Dr Maneul Taveres Imperial College London

Manuel obtained his PhD at the University College London under Prof. Richard Jenner supervision Later, in the same lab as a post-doctoral Research Fellow, he discovered that JAZF1-SUZ12 fusion protein is sufficient to dysregulate gene expression of primary human endometrial stromal cells. Now, as CRUK-funded Research Associate in the Tate group, his work is focused on merging proteomic studies of S-acylation site identification with developing mutational screens via Crispr/Cas9 editing to understand their relevance in cancer cell models.

Dr Georgina Charlton
Dr Georgina Charlton
Dr Georgina Charlton UCL

Georgina graduated with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry form the University of Warwick in 2014. After a year out she completed a masters in analytical chemistry followed by a PhD specialising in proteomics at the University of Warwick. Georgina is now a postdoctoral research associate in the Thalassinos lab at UCL. The work focuses on using structural mass spectrometry techniques to analyse proteins implicated in the progression of Huntington’s disease. Her work mostly focuses on proteomics and crosslinking, but she has also performed native mass spectrometry.

Dr Pavel Shliaha
Dr Pavel Shliaha
Dr Pavel Shliaha MRC London Laboratory of Medical Sciences

Dr Pavel Shliaha is the head of the Proteomics and Metabolomics Facility at the MRC Laboratory of Medical Sciences (LMS). He joined the facility in December 2021. As a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Southern Denmark, Pavel secured a Lundbeck Foundation Grant study histone PTMs. After a post-doc at the proteomics core facility at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, he worked at Merck characterising antibody drug stability.

Prof Marc Gunter
Prof Marc Gunter
Prof Marc Gunter Imperial College London

Professor Gunter is Chair in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the School of Public Health, Imperial College London and co-directs the Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Research Unit and the Institute of Cancer Research. His main research focus is the role of nutrition, diabetes, and obesity in cancer development and prognosis. Marc serves as joint coordinator of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer (EPIC) and currently leads several large-scale projects employing molecular approaches within prospective cohorts and intervention studies.

Lecture Theatre, MSRH Building, 82 Wood Lane
White City Campus, Imperi al College London
London, W12 0BZ




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
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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.