ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry- New Frontiers in Mass Spectrometric Analysis of Proteins

February 25, 2010

Scientists , companies, and students in mass spectroscopy are always striving to reach new frontiers and breakthroughs in the industry and Sunday afternoon?s session by ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry , ?New Frontiers in Mass Spectrometric Analysis of Proteins,? will feature five such presentations.

Session 20, Sunday, February 28th, 1:00 p.m., Room 300

Scientists , companies, and students in mass spectroscopy are always striving to reach new frontiers and breakthroughs in the industry and Sunday afternoon’s session by ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry , “New Frontiers in Mass Spectrometric Analysis of Proteins,” will feature five such presentations.

Heather Desaire, from Kansas University, arranged this session and will start it off with her opening remarks on the topic and what kind of information will be presented.

The first presentation on this interesting topic will be given by Richard W. Vachet, of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Vanessa L. Mendoza, and Shaynah Browne. The talk, “Structural Characterization of Pre-Amyloid Protein Oligomers Using Covalent Labeling and Mass Spectrometry,” will take place from 1:05-1:35 p.m.

Following this presention will be, “Developing Mass Spectrometry-based Tools for Biomarker Discovery in Neurodegenerative Diseases,” from 1:40-2:10 p.m. Lingjun Li, from the Unversity of Wisconsin, will be the main presentor of this topic with credit also going to Xin Wei, Robert Cunningham, Paige Jany, Feng Xiang, Allen Herbst, Albee Messing, and Judd Aiken.

“High-Throughput Pipeline for Discovery-to Targeted Analysis of Topology and Function in Integral Membrane Proteins,” will be given next by Christine C. Wu from the Universtiy of Colorado School of Medicine. Wu’s presentation will start at 2:15 p.m. and end around 2:45 p.m.

The fourth presentation will be given by Gavin E. Reid, of Michigan State University. His discussion entitled, “Understanding and Controlling Gas-phase Ion Chemistry to Improve the Analytical Capabilities of Biological Mass Spectrometry for Phosphoproteome Analysis,” will start at 2:50 p.m and end at 3:20 p.m.

Last, but certainly not least, is the presentation from the session organizer, Heather Desaire. Desaire’s presention, “Emerging Strategies for Facilitating Glycoprotein Analysis,” will surely be intriguing. Overall, this session sounds like a great start to what will be an eventful and informative Pittcon 2010.