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!