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

Next Webinar LPDG-YPIC Mini Challenge
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

LPDG-YPIC Mini Challenge

The LPDG have teamed up with YPIC to produce a proteomics-challenge with Prize money sponsored by Matrix Science. To find out more and view the current challenge,

click here!

Webinar Programme

SARS-CoV-2: What Role Can Proteomics Play?

for 06th November 2020 14:00 GMT
Last updated 02 October 2020

Dr Vadim Demichev

Ultra-Fast Proteomics for COVID-19 Outcome Prediction

Dr Demichev will present an update to his work on identifying outcome and severity predictors for CoVID-19.


Dr Pedro Beltrao

Comparative Host-Coronavirus Protein Interaction Networks

Dr Beltrao will present an update to his work on CoVID-19 protein-host interaction networks.


Prof Perdita Barran

Coordination, Collaboration and COVID-19 - The Role of Mass Spectrometry

Prof Barran will provide an update on the CoVID-19 Mass Spectrometry Coalition

MS Coalition

Event Speakers

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

Dr Vadim Demichev
Dr Vadim Demichev
Dr Vadim Demichev Francis Crick Institute,

Dr Demichev works on high-throughput proteomics methods and their application to large-scale screens and disease profiling. The combination of DIA proteomics (e.g. SWATH or Scanning SWATH) and DIA-NN, a neural network-based automated software suite for data processing, allows the throughput of 180 samples a day per mass spec., while yielding good identification numbers and accurate quantification.

Dr Pedro Beltrao
Dr Pedro Beltrao
Dr Pedro Beltrao EMBL-EBI,

Dr Beltrao has been a group leader at EMBL-EBI since 2013. He undertook his PhD in Biology at the University of Aveiro followed by post doctoral research at the University of California San Francsico.

Prof Perdita Barran
Prof Perdita Barran
Prof Perdita Barran MBCCMS
University of Manchester

Prof Barran is a analytical physical chemist with expertise in the development and application of IM-MS to biological systems. In 2013 she was appointed Chair of MS and Director of the Michael Barber Collaborative Centre for MS. In response to CoVID-19, she set up the COVID-19 MS Coalition.

Maarten Dhaenens
Dr Maarten Dhaenens
Dr Maarten Dhaenens Lab of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
Ghent University

Dr Dhaenens is executive principle investigator for proteomics with his research focusing on histone analysis. In 2018 he was elected president of the Belgium Proteomics Society (BePA). His previous CoVID talk, on the development of a diagnostic CoVID MRM test can be found here.




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.

Dr Daniel Conole
Dr Daniel Conole Committee member

Daniel is a post-doc in the lab of Prof. Ed Tate at Imperial College London. His research interests lie in the use of chemical proteomics for better understanding of drug targets, protein function, and post-translational modification dynamics.

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

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.

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