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

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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:

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


Location to be announced

September 2022 12:00 GMT

Dr Nelofer Syed

Imaging mass Cytometry reveals favourable changes in the immune microenvironment of GBM upon arginine deprivation

Dr Syed has demonstrated that arginine deprivation potentiates the effects of radiation to achieve complete tumour eradication with concomitant increase in survival in pre-clinical orthotopic models of glioblastoma. Given arginine’s role as an oncometabolite and immunometabolite, the effect of arginine deprivation on tumour metabolism and its immune microenvironment is under intense investigation in Dr Syed’s laboratory to further understand the mechanistic basis for these findings and discover additional metabolic targets.


Event Speakers

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

Prof Manuel Mayr
Prof Manuel Mayr
Prof Manuel Mayr Kings College London

Manuel Mayr qualified in Medicine from the University of Innsbruck (Austria) in 1999. Upon completion of his PhD, he achieved promotion to Professor in 2011. He was awarded a prestigious British Heart Foundation Personal Chair in 2017. His academic achievements have been recognised by the Michael Davies Early Career Award of the British Cardiovascular Society (2007), the Bernard and Joan Marshall Research Excellence Prize of the British Society for Cardiovascular Research (2010), and the Outstanding Achievement Award by the European Society of Cardiology Council for Basic Cardiovascular Science (2013).

Dr Nelofer Syed
Dr Nelofer Syed
Dr Nelofer Syed Imperial College London

Dr. Syed is a Senior Research Fellow at Imperial College, London, UK. After a postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute of Cancer Research, London, UK, she returned to Imperial College to set up the John Fulcher Molecular Neuro-oncology laboratory where she began her studies on brain tumours. The main focus of her research is to interrogate the altered metabolism of tumours using epigenetic and omics based approaches to identify new metabolic therapeutic targets revealing some exciting and very important findings for glioblastoma patients.

Dr Olga Shevchuk
Dr Olga Shevchuk
Dr Olga Shevchuk Leibniz-Institut für Analytische Wissenschaften

Dr Hamish Pegg
Dr Hamish Pegg
Dr Hamish Pegg

To be announced

To be announced


Registration open soon


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 Harvey Johnston
Dr Harvey Johnston Chairperson, 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.

Dr Harry Whitwell
Dr Harry Whitwell Communications Officer

I am a post doc at ICL, developing mass spectrometry and data analysis methodology for the study of protein PTMs, in particular methylation. 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.

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.

Tom Ruane
Tom Ruane Committee member

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.

Joanna Kirkpatrick
Dr Joanna Kirkpatrick
Dr Joanna Kirkpatrick Committee member

Joanna Kirkpatrick
Crick Insitute

Dr Jack Houghton
Dr Jack Houghton
Dr Jack Houghton Committee member

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

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

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

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.