The Center for Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics (CMSP) is a core facility with the purpose of serving the research needs of the life sciences community at the University of Minnesota. The facility provides comprehensive service and expert advice in virtually all areas of mass spectrometry (MS) in the field of proteomics and metabolomics.
The Center has collaborated with MSI to extend the set of Galaxy tools and datatypes to perform proteomics analysis of data generated by mass spectrometry. Several UMN researchers used data generated from CMSP and workflows generated by Galaxy-P team to analyze data. Galaxy is a web-platform that offers an integrated informatics solution for analytical research in biological and medical science. It is designed so that wet-bench biologists can use it. It also allows researchers to share, collaborate, and publish their analyses.
This researcher works with Professor Tim Griffin (Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics; Faculty Director of CMSP) and MSI staff to create tools to analyze proteomics data gathered from mass spectrometry. These include analysis tools, visualizers, and file-conversion tools.
The Galaxy-P team is promoting this work through publications in research journals and oral presentations at conferences, in order to inform the larger proteomics researcher community about these new tools.
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