BIO-MASS SPEC- 1 day conference & European Network

M J Geisow au26 at
Thu Apr 27 23:45:53 EST 1995

Mass Spectrometry-Bridging the Gaps between Biomolecule Structure and

Protein, oligonucleotide and glycan structure-protein
folding-non-covalent interactions-uses in screening and mapping-novel
derivatisation for ms-method development

VENUE:  UMIST, Manchester, UK             DATE: 17th May 1995

European leaders in the application of mass spectrometry to problems
in biological science and biotechnology are visiting Manchester to
discuss the formation of a demonstration project and network under the
EU Biotechnology (1994-1998) Programme. A one-day open conference has
been organised so that others can benefit from their cutting edge
experience.  This conference will be similar in format to the
successful meeting last May: Biomolecule applications of MALDI-TOF.
However, this time the focus will be upon applications relating
biological macromolecule sequence to structure and function. The
presentations will be at a level highly accessible to all biochemists
and the meeting will be a must for all those already using MALDI and
electrospray. The major instrument manufacturers have been invited and
will be available to deal with specific questions throughout the


Welcome & introduction
Prof. Simon Gaskel (UMIST, Manchester)
Proteins - structure, function & identification
Prof. Peter Roepstorff (Odense, Denmark)
MALDI and ESI-MS - integration with the activities of a general protein & DNA chemistry lab.
Dr. Len Packman (Cambridge, UK)
Protein structure & the mechanism of action of ESI-MS
Dr. Andries Bruins (Groningen, The Netherlands)
Interactive use of MALDI & ESI-MS in detecting hitherto unknown post-transaltional modifications
Prof. Dr. Jos Van Beeuen (Gent, Belgium)
Looking at protein folding at the picomolar level: MALDI & ESI-MS investigations on a dehydrogenase
Dr. A R|diger & Prof Dietmar Schomburg (GBF, Braunschweig, Germany)
Protein mapping and seqencing by MALDI 
Dr. Darryl Pappin (ICRF, UK)
Protein Structure and folding by mass spectrometry
Dr. Carol Robinson(Oxford, UK)
Nucleic acid structure & action - what can mass spectrometry tell us?
Prof. Alain van Dorsselaer (Strasbourg, France)
Glycoprotein glycan structure & action - what can mass spectrometry tell us?
Prof. Tom Rademacher (UCL, London)

Note: Pleas E-mail the Contact below (rather than just REPLYing) -
Thanks Registration and further information from: Dr. M P Coward,
Chemistry Dept, UMIST, P O Box 88, Manchester, UK Tel: [+44] (0) 161
200 4491 Fax: [+44] (0) 161 228 1250 Email: m.p.coward at

Registration fee Sixty-five pounds (sterling) includes programme,
information pack, lunch and refreshments

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