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Solving the Structures of Parkinson's Biomarkers with Integrative Mass Spectrometry Tools

November 29, 2017

8:00 a.m. PST / 11:00 a.m. EST / 16:00 GMT / 17:00 CET

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Overview

 

Proteins are central to cellular function, playing crucial roles in nearly every biological process that occurs within a cell, from gene expression to cell growth and proliferation, intercellular communication and apoptosis. Understanding the intricate structures of these proteins, protein complexes and their interactions are key to finding innovative ways to intervene in disease processes and find new preventative measures, treatments, and pharmaceutical agents.

Advances in biomolecular mass spectrometry (MS) have had a significant impact on the field of structural biology. Technology developments in mass analyzers are the driving force behind the growing number of structural biology studies that have led to a plethora of MS methods, particularly at the intact protein and peptide levels, which allow the characterization of biomolecular structures.

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Key Learning Objectives:

 

• Learn about mass spectrometry techniques such as hydrogen-deuterium exchange HDX-MS, cross-linking XL-MS and UVPD used in structural proteomics

• Application of integrated workflows that accelerate the path from structure to function

Who Should Attend:

 

• Researchers interested in Structural Proteomics

• Core Laboratory Scientists

• Researchers performing disease-related studies

 

Speaker

 
Christoph Borchers, Ph.D.,
Professor, University of Victoria Director,
UVic Genome BC Proteomics Centre
 

Moderator

 
Patricia Daukantas,
Contributing Writer,
C&EN BrandLab
 

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