BSPR Conference, Hinxton, UK

Another great conference, the British Society of Proteome Research meeting (Multiscale Proteomics: From Cells to Organisms), took place on 14th-16th July.  Although it is a British society, scientists from America (Mike MacCoss, Neil Kelleher, Gary Siuzdak & Brian Searle) took the majority of the spotlight this year.  The conference kicked off with a keynote lecture from Prof. Matthias Mann, whose lab is pioneering the high-throughput approach to proteomics, achieving virtually complete coverage of peptides in yeast.

At the conference, we presented a poster of our latest work on reducing false positive identifications in automated proteomics pipelines:

Which decoy database gives the lowest false positive rate in automated searches using a proteomics pipeline?

Most of the information can be found in our latest paper in JPR here.

Whether you advocate Kelleher’s top down approach to proteomics or not, it was definitiely a case instead of bottoms up in the pub after the conference dinner – with the whole of Hinxton village surely aware that the BSPR conference was once again back in town!

Which decoy database gives the lowest false positive rate in automated searches using a proteomics pipeline?

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