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Miss Cleavage & the trypsinettes

No this is not the name of a new girl band…. Thank you to Kathryn Lilley for organising the quiz for the BSPR conference dinner.  One of the prizes was for the best team name, and guess what, our table…

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…

ISMB / ECCB 2009, Stockholm, Sweden

It was great to see you all again. I presented a poster with the latest developments for MRMaid (our MRM transition design tool): MRMaid: automating the design of multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) experiments using expert knowledge and MS/MS data-mining Using…

Can you be more specific, please?!

As well as Duncan’s point (see post below), Sherman, Molloy and co-workers, also in Proteomics (vol 9), believe that monitoring the transition of a single precursor to product ion is not specific enough to define a unique peptide anyway.  This…

Should we be more selective?

I hate the word ‘should’ – it always implies that there is something you have to do but you’d rather put it off.  Well, I recently came across a viewpoint article that made me think we really ‘should’ be doing…

MRM is not allowed

According to the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), the body that makes recommendations regarding nomenclature  used in mass spectrometry, ‘Multiple Reaction Monitoring’ (MRM) is an “incorrect term” .  They suggest instead that ‘selected reaction monitoring’ (SRM) is…

Do you find proteomics databases confusing?

Do you need a little help finding out which proteomics data repository is for you?  Would you like to know what each one has to offer?  Would you like some help navigating to the right resource for your needs? Lucky…

Come fly with us! New MRMaid videos

New videos are now available on the MRMaid website, go to:  http://www.mrmaid.info and click the ‘video tutorials’ link. You can also find ‘captivate’ demos in the MRMaid help area, which lead you through the program step by step. These videos…