Proteomics is the study of the proteome, the set of proteins expressed in an organism. The proteome can change dramatically depending on biological conditions. Proteomics is able to capture detailed snapshots of the proteome using mass spectrometry. The rapid development in technical advances of instrumentation has led to new bioinformatics approaches.
In this course the focus will be on sample preparation and data analysis.
PhD candidates or Postdocs interested in this course should work on proteomics projects or plan to use proteomics in the near future and have a strong background in nutrition, biochemistry, physiology, molecular biology or a comparable discipline.
Participants will learn
- how to make state of the art proteomics samples
- perform proteomic data analysis using MaxQuant
- integrate results into biological research
- Sample preparation protocols
- Proteomics instrumentation
- Quantitative techniques
- MaxQuant and Perseus
- Integration of ~omics data
- New mass spectrometric tools in proteomics
The course is a 4 days hands-on course with a maximum of 16 participants (PhD’s and postdocs are the focus group). In the morning sessions lectures on mass spectrometry and proteomics applications and in the afternoon sessions practical work are scheduled. Each participant can bring their own sample as one slice or spot of a SDS protein 1 or 2D gel. Samples will be prepared by the participants and measured using splitless nano-LC Orbitrap FTMSMS. See gel criteria.
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During the course, all participants will do their own in-gel digestion on their own sample and, when the nLCMSMS measurement has been done for you, analyse their own results. Every participant can have one nLCMS(MS) run being done.
When you can and want to run a protein SDS-gel in your own lab, then stain it with either Coomassie or Oriole and cut out a gel band or slice smaller than 1 cm2. Please do not use cross-linking agents like glutaraldehyde or formaldehyde. The gel bands or slice can be taken along in an Eppendorf tube with some liquid (5% acetic acid / 45% water / 50% methanol) added to it.
For those people who do not have the facilities to run a protein SDS-gel in their own lab, we offer to have a protein gel ran in our lab in Wageningen a week before start of the course. In this case, send 50 ng or more of lyophilized protein sample
before April 20th to:
6708 WE Wageningen
Please do not send any potentially toxic or otherwise harmful materials to our lab. We have no facilities to handle those at all.
Laboratory of Biochemistry, Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands
- Prof Jacques Vervoort
- Sjef Boeren
- Dr. Guido Hooiveld - Division of Human Nutrition and Health, Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands
- Dr. Tami Geiger - Tel Aviv University, Israel
- Dr. Maarten Altelaar - Netherlands Proteomics Centre, The Netherlands
Date & duration & language
The Masterclass will be held from Tuesday morning 7 May 2019 till Friday late afternoon 10 May 2019, 4 days and will be conducted in English.
The study load of this masterclass is 1.4 ECTS = 39 hours.
Information concerning the course contents can be obtained from Prof. Jacques Vervoort, Jacques.firstname.lastname@example.org
For organisational matters please contact:
Mrs. Ingeborg van Leeuwen-Bol, email@example.com
Location & accommodation
Lectures and practicals will be given at Wageningen University & Research
The town of Wageningen is 5 km from Ede-Wageningen railway station, with transport options being taxi or bus. Ede-Wageningen railway station is about one and a half hours from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. For train schedules visit: www.ns.nl.
A number of hotel rooms have been blocked at the Wageningen International Congress Centre (WICC). Accommodation costs are € 75, - (single room; excl. breakfast) per night. Participants have to book their own room by sending an e-mail to: https://www.wicc.nl/en/ . Please book your room before 21 March 2019 and mention booking code 'Pro19'.
Registration & course fee
To register please complete the electronic reply form before 5 March 2019
The number of participants to the course is limited to 16.
In view of the limited number of participants, PhD candidates and postdocs applying will be selected. Each participant should therefore indicate in 1/2 A4 (maximum) the background of her/his project. Information about the background of your project should be sent to Ingeborg van Leeuwen-Bol (Ingeborg.vanLeeuwen-Bol@wur.nl) before 5 March 2019.
Course fee includes course material, practical work, coffee/tea during breaks, lunches and one dinner but does not cover accommodation. The course fee depends on the participant's affiliation:
|| Bring own gel
|| Have gel ran
|WUR PhD candidates
|| € 300
|| € 325
|All other PhD candidates/Postdoc & staff from VLAG
|| € 550
|| € 575
|University staff / Non-Profit
|| € 775
|| € 825
|Industry / For-Profit
|| € 1650
|| € 1825
No charge until 5 March 2019
25% of the course fee paid or due till 19 March 2019
No refund after 19 March 2018
Substitutions for participants may be made at any time until 17 April 2019