Protein Identification in Mass Spectrometry Based Proteomics Workshop
July 14, 2006
A regional educational workshop offered collaboratively by the Bindley Bioscience Center and the Rosen Center for Advanced Computing (RCAC) will be held on April 11 from 8:30am-4:00pm. Xiang Zhang, Lead Scientist for Computational Life Sciences and Informatics will be the lecturer.
Participants in this 1-day workshop will learn to:
- Understand the principle of protein identification from tandem mass spectra.
- Comprehend the difference between database searching and de novo sequencing.
- Experience analyzing tandem mass spectra using existing informatics tools.
- Identify the importance of validating peptide identification results.
- Appreciate the complexity of peptide identification.
- Design searching strategies based on the biological sample.
Recognize current capabilities available for protein identification at Bindley Bioscience Center.
Lecture, discussion, and computer laboratory experiences will be used. Database searching methods will be introduced in the morning session, with de novo sequencing methods introduced in the afternoon session. All material will be available on the web a week prior to the workshop. Graduate and postdoctoral level researchers in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, computer science, statistics, agriculture, pharmacy, and others are welcome. Registration is free but required; attendance is limited to 20 and will be reserved in the order that registration is received. Lunch will be provided.