The series, which takes place throughout October and November, has become an established venue for scientific and technological discussion and the sharing of practical tips.
The theme of the 2008 seminar series is protein quantitation. The seminars will provide attendees with a unique opportunity to get firsthand information about protein quantitation methods such as SILAC, the use of tandem mass tagging (TMT) labels for relative quantitation of proteins with the Thermo Scientific LTQ Orbitrap and targeted peptide quantitation applied to biomarker verification.
Each seminar brings together world-class researchers in the fields of proteomics and metabolomics who will share their results and insights. A highlight of the discussions is electron transfer dissociation (ETD), a new technique broadly applicable to proteomics and now available on LTQ Orbitrap systems. Complementary to metabolomics and proteomics approaches in the context of systems biology, functional proteomics, phosphopeptide and other PTM analysis, signaling networks and top-down intact protein analyses add to the breadth of topics covered by the seminars. In addition, the company's application scientists will cover practical issues related to sample preparation, method setup and data processing.
The following is a list of dates and locations for the Thermo Scientific Proteomics Seminars:
• Monday, October 6, Tours, France.
• Tuesday, October 7, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
• Wednesday, October 8, Copenhagen, Denmark.
• Thursday, October 9, Stockholm, Sweden.
• Wednesday, October 15, Manchester, United Kingdom.
• Thursday, October 16, Dublin, Ireland.
• Friday, October 17, London, United Kingdom.
• Monday, October 20, Vienna, Austria.
• Tuesday, October 21, Munich, Germany.
• Wednesday, October 22, Basel, Switzerland.
• Thursday, October 23, Berlin, Germany.
• Monday, November 10, Madrid, Spain.
• Wednesday, November 12, Barcelona, Spain.
• Thursday, November 13, Milan, Italy.
For more information about the Thermo Scientific Proteomics Seminars 2008, including the full agendas for each event as well as registration, visit the seminar Website.
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