ASCB Rainbow

Mass Spectrometry Workshop

Modern Mass Spectrometry: How to Use MS for Quantitative and Functional Exploration of Proteins and Metabolites

Sunday, December 3, 4:15 pm to 6:50 pm

Workshop Description: Modern mass spectrometry (MS) has become a powerful technology which provides unprecedented insights into the composition, functions and dynamics of proteomes and metabolism. This workshop will describe the principles underlying MS-based strategies and the wide range of applications of MS to quantitatively and functionally assess proteins and metabolites. In the first part of the workshop, we will discuss state of the art MS technology and its use for proteomics in cell biology and for exploring metabolism at organism level. In the second part of the workshop we will review current performance of imaging mass spectrometry methods, for analysis of drugs, tissue metabolites and proteins – from subcellular resolution to high throughput tissue imaging. The workshop will finish with a question-and-answer session with the speakers. Questions related to how to integrate MS to answer specific questions in your research are welcome. No previous background is required.

Organizers and Speakers:
Josephine Bunch, Co-Organizer, National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, UK
Sara Zanivan, Co-Organizer, Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute, Glasgow, UK
Richard Goodwin, AstraZeneca, Cambridge, UK
Joshua Rabinowitz, Princeton University