Calling all Proteomics Core Facilities and Users
News Nov 29, 2010
The ABRF Proteomics Research Group (PRG) hosted its first technical study ten years ago. Over that time, with your help, we have examined a wide range of proteomics projects that have grown in complexity as the technical capabilities of instrumentation and service labs have advanced.
This year the PRG invites you to participate in our first ever survey. This survey is designed to provide the proteomics research community and the labs that serve them with insight into several key areas.
- How labs interact with their clients
- The capacity of labs to meet the demands of their clients
- The blend of experimental techniques offered to and requested by clients
In addition, the PRG hopes to use the information from this survey to help guide the design of future sample studies. We encourage both users and administrators of proteomics facilities to respond.
The survey consists of approximately 35 questions and should not take longer than 10-15 minutes to complete. The results will be compiled and analyzed by the PRG and the analysis will be presented at the 2011 ABRF meeting in San Antonio and published on the PRG website (http://www.abrf.org/prg). The survey opens on November 1st 2010 and responses will be accepted until December 7th.
This survey is open to ABRF members and non-members. Please note that all responses are confidential and no identifying information is collected during the survey. Results will be analyzed in total and no institution or lab specific information will be shared or inferred.
To access the PRG2011 Survey please use the following link:
Scientists have developed a way to identify the beginning of every gene — known as a translation start site or a start codon — in bacterial cell DNA with a single experiment and, through this method, they have shown that an individual gene is capable of coding for more than one protein.