Last week, I attended my first conference for Nonlinear Dynamics – ProteoMMX 3.0, held in Chester at the Queen Hotel, a venue chosen for, in the words of conference organiser Rob Beynon, “its quirkiness” – a characteristic it certainly lived up to. 🙂
“New data compression algorithm too powerful for public release”
The meeting was very much about research, something made clear in the opening talk – it was a chance for researchers to tell the industrial sponsors what they want out of technology, and where the world of proteomics is heading, as research is what governs the direction of the industry.
Each day was packed full of talks with a great balance between labelled and unlabelled techniques. There were a good number of mentions of Progenesis, but it was also good for me to see what else is out there and what other software solutions academic institutes have been creating and using. It was especially interesting to see how the ion intensity map concept from Progenesis is being adopted outside of our software; after all, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
There were some very powerful talks from key opinion leaders, but there was also time reserved for talks from early-career researchers and it was fantastic to see that the passion for proteomics is being continued into the next generation.
When I wasn’t in talks, I was busy meeting with some our existing and (hopefully) soon to be customers, answering technical questions on the use of Progenesis QI for proteomics. It was a pleasure finally being able to put faces to names for people I had supported previously.
As things were wrapped up at the end of the week, there were already murmurings about ProteoMMX 4.0 in 2 years’ time, and one thing’s for sure: I’ll be putting my name down!
If you’d like to put Progenesis QI for proteomics to the test with your own samples, please get in touch and we’ll arrange a demo.