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Tutorial Details: Proteomics Software Available in the Public Domain

Date: Thursday, April 16, 2009, 01:30 pm - 03:00 pm
Location: 402 Walter

Proteomics using mass spectrometry is emerging as a powerful screening methodology. The newer generation of mass spectrometers can now generate a large amount of raw data. Analysis of this complex and huge amount of data is becoming a bottleneck in proteomics workflow. Most of the analysis is handled by commercial software programs that work optimally and sometimes exclusively with raw data generated from the associated vendor’s mass spectrometer. However, open-source software (search algorithms, conversion and data-sharing tools) is becoming available now. Although most of these tools require further testing, they offer an alternative approach to commercial software.

This tutorial will offer an overview of proteomics workflow, with special emphasis on post-mass spectrometry data analysis. It will also introduce several software programs available in the public domain.

Prerequisites: None