Students Attend NSF Plant Post-Translational Modification Mass Spectrometry Workshop
Graduate students Zack Frederick and David Wheeler (Dr. Dennis Johnson’s lab) attended the NSF funded Plant Post-Translational Modification Mass Spectrometry Workshop at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Chicago, during November 17-18th. The workshop was hosted and organized by Drs. Jean Greenberg, Stephen Kron, Andrew Manning, Don Wolfgeher, and included guest speakers from the fields of proteomics, biomedicine, biochemistry, bioinformatics. Ten graduate students and post-doctoral fellows from Washington, California, Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Ohio, and Spain participated in 2 days of lectures and panel discussions. Topics discussed during the workshop included sample preparation, instrumentation, quantitative proteomics, systems biology applications, mass spectrometry operation, data analysis, data validation, and case studies in plant and animal systems. Zack and David are eager to apply proteomics in their future research.