Hello, I’ll introduce myself first; my name is Laura Smith and I’m the newest addition to the Nonlinear European Sales team. Being relatively new, I’m still getting to know our customers past, present and future, so this month I took the opportunity to meet some at the British Society for Proteome Research (BSPR) conference in Cambridge, UK.
At Nonlinear, my main focus so far has been on our 2D electrophoresis software Progenesis SameSpots, but I’m starting to get more involved in Progenesis LC-MS. We’ve been seeing a lot of interest in this lately, so the meeting was a great opportunity for me to learn about this too.
I attended the majority of the talks and found the range of subjects really interesting. One particular highlight for me was hearing Alex Jones from the Sainsbury lab say just how much of a difference Progenesis LC-MS has made to her research. It’s allowed her to successfully characterise and quantify subtle differences in post-translational modifications to chitin and the results are being published in The Journal of Biological Chemistry. It’s obviously great to hear customers are so happy with the software :). Incidentally, the paper has just been chosen by JBC as “paper of the week”, which means we should see images from Progenesis LC-MS on the front cover of the journal!
After the conference, Nonlinear also took part in an interactive workshop where around 20 people, mostly novices, got hands-on with Progenesis LC-MS. They were all able to use the software straight away, showing just how easy to use it is! If you want to try it yourself, why don’t you arrange an evaluation?
The next meeting I will be at is the SFEAP meeting Marseille in September. I hope to see some of you there!