6th ESF/Affinomics Workshop on Affinity Proteomics

6th ESF/Affinomics Workshop on Affinity Proteomics
Alpbach, Austria, 11-13 March 2013

Programme: The programme for the meeting is available for download here.

This workshop brought together many leading European and US academic and industrial players in affinity proteomics, encouraging personal interactions and networking. Participant feedback praised the organisation and confirmed that this series of workshops is indeed now one of the best meetings in the field. The meeting highlighted recent progress by linking novel developments in proteome analysis using binding reagents, particularly in the key area of signal transduction, with the growing interest in personalised medicine, for which biomarker discovery and detection are key components. These topics will be of major importance for many years to come. The meeting also contributed significantly to promoting the linkage between EU projects such as AFFINOMICS with parallel activities in the USA; it was attended by representatives from the NIH and NCI responsible for organisation of the Protein Capture Reagents and Clinical Proteomics for Cancer initiatives respectively, from which several groups funded by the US programmes were invited presenters. An extended meeting report is available here.

Main Organisers: Mike Taussig and Cheryl Smythe, The Babraham Institute, Cambridge, UK

Venue: The meeting was held in the Congress Centre in the alpine village of Alpbach in the Austrian Tyrol.

Speakers: Leigh Anderson (Washington DC), Carl Borrebaeck (Lund), Andrew Bradbury (Los Alamos), Stefan Dübel (Braunschweig), Larry Gold (Boulder), David Juncker (Montreal), Tony Kossiakoff (Chicago), Ulf Landegren (Uppsala), Hanno Langen (Roche), Garry Nolan (Stanford), Andreas Plückthun (Zürich), Tom Soh (Santa Barbara), Mathias Uhlén (Stockholm)