At Nonlinear we attend a lot of conferences, which can mean travelling halfway around the world for some meetings. Thankfully, there are a handful of meetings which are a bit closer to home. This week (June 16th – 17th), we are attending a conference which couldn’t be much closer to our headquarters in Newcastle upon Tyne. The annual Proteomics Methods Forum (PMF) is being held at St. James’ Park in Newcastle, the home of the city’s football team – Newcastle United.
The PMF meeting moves to a different UK city each year, and we have attended since it was started, 8 years ago. It always provides an excellent opportunity to discuss the latest new technologies with researchers, and to address some of the challenges faced.
This year’s meeting is being organised by Dr Achim Treumann and Professor Gary Black, with whom Nonlinear have worked closely on various occasions. Achim is the scientific manager at the North East Proteomics Analysis Facility (NEPAF), who use Progenesis LC-MS and SameSpots as part of their service offering. Gary Black, of Northumbria University, works closely with Nonlinear on a project investigating the production of biofuels, as mentioned in a previous post. So we are very happy to offer our support as one of the meeting sponsors.
There are some very interesting talks on the programme, and it isn’t all proteomics – there is a metabolomics session which is of particular interest to us since the recent release of Progenesis CoMet.
We are attending with our booth, so we’ll be easy to locate, and Martin Wells will be on hand to answer any data analysis queries during the breaks. One thing I am very sure of, all of the delegates will enjoy a warm welcome to the North East corner of England and should look forward to some good Newcastle hospitality.