LPDG

-- 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
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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.


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If you are interested in sponsoring an LPDG seminar,
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LPDG-YPIC Mini Challenge

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

click here!

Webinar Programme


Proteomics: The Role of...

for 02nd October 2020 14:00 BST
Last updated 18th September 2020

Prof Richard Zare and Prof Hao Chen

Prof Zare will be joined by Prof Hao Chen to present their recent publication:

Ultrafast Enzymatic Digestion of Proteins by Microdroplet Mass Spectrometry

Enzymatic digestion for protein sequencing usually requires much time, and does not always result in high sequence coverage. Here we report the use of aqueous microdroplets to accelerate enzymatic reactions and, in particular, to improve protein sequencing. When a room temperature aqueous solution containing 10 µM myoglobin and 5 µg mL−1 trypsin is electrosonically sprayed (−3 kV) from a homemade setup to produce tiny (∼9 µm) microdroplets, we obtain 100% sequence coverage in less than 1 ms of digestion time, in sharp contrast to 60% coverage achieved by incubating the same solution at 37 °C for 14 h followed by analysis with a commercial electrospray ionization source that produces larger (∼60 µm) droplets. We also confirm the sequence of the therapeutic antibody trastuzumab (∼148 kDa), with a sequence coverage of 100% for light chains and 85% for heavy chains, demonstrating the practical utility of microdroplets in drug development.

Publication

Prof Alexey Nesvizhskii

Title and abstract to follow!

Event Speakers

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

Prof Richard Zare
Prof Richard Zare
Prof Richard Zare Department of Chemistry
Stanford University

Richard N. Zare is the Marguerite Blake Wilbur Professor in Natural Science at Stanford University. He received his B.A. degree in chemistry and physics in 1961 and his Ph.D. in chemical physics in 1964 from Harvard University. In 1965 he became an assistant professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, but moved to the University of Colorado in 1966, remaining there until 1969. In 1969 he was appointed to a full professorship in the chemistry department at Columbia University, becoming the Higgins Professor of Natural Science in 1975. In 1977 he moved to Stanford University. He was named Chair of the Department of Chemistry at Stanford University in 2005. In 2006 he was named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Professor.

Prof Alexey Nesvizhskii
Prof Alexey Nesvizhskii
Prof Alexey Nesvizhskii Medical School
University of Michigan

One of the aims of Dr. Nesvizhskii's research is to close the critical gap between the development of high throughput quantitative proteomics methods and the ability to deal with the resulting data deluge and to convert it into new biological knowledge or to develop new disease biomarkers. The efforts in his lab range from the development of computational tools and statistical methods for mass spectrometry-based peptide and protein identification and quantification, to the establishment of guidelines and standards for proteomic data analysis and publication, to the creation of public databases and proteomic data repositories and integration of proteomic with genomic and other types of biological data.

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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

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