A water-filled week at EuPA / BSPR 2012

Last week I attended 2 very watery Scottish-related events.  The first was the Wimbledon Men’s final, starring Andy Murray, which was a wet affair until the impressive centre court roof was closed.  The second was the EuPA/BSPR 2012 meeting in rain-soaked Glasgow.  Luckily I had my wellies for both!


I attended the meeting with my colleagues, Leo Pollack and Martin Wells and our booth was incredibly busy throughout the conference.

Progenesis LC-MS is used in many of the major proteomics groups in Europe.  At this meeting we were able to gather feedback and discuss future development with users from:

  • Institute of Molecular Systems Biology, ETH, Zurich
  • University of Southern Denmark
  • Universiteit Utrecht
  • EMBL, Heidelberg
  • Technische Universität München
  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
  • Lund University
  • Université de la Mediterranee
  • The Beatson Institute for Cancer Research
  • FingerPrints Proteomics Facility, University of Dundee
  • Institute of Integrative Biology, University of Liverpool
  • King’s College London

Here’s a recent quote from one of our core lab users:

“We have recently introduced Progenesis LC-MS in our lab and it has soon become the software of choice for the analysis of large cohorts of label-free datasets. The tool has major strengths in its intuitive GUI for data analysis and statistical interpretation. Its algorithms are very much appreciated, especially for the accuracy of alignment and peak detection. Customization of the normalization strategy and importing of identification results in standard formats make the software appealing also to the more picky scientists.”

Bas van Breukelen and Salvatore Cappadona
Biomolecular Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics Group, Utrecht University (a.k.a as hecklab www.hecklab.com), The Netherlands

We also had plenty of interest from scientists starting label-free research.  Label-free is undoubtedly on the rise.

Are you an existing Progenesis user wanting to give us feedback? Are you new to Progenesis and wanting to know more?  Please contact us, we’ll be happy to help you.

The water-theme continued within the walls of the Concert Hall with the very well attended Waters lunchtime seminar. During the session, Robert Tonge gave a presentation titled, “Towards a common workflow for metabolite and protein profiling in unbiased discovery” which included a live demonstration of Waters’ new TransOmics™ Informatics software.

The feedback from this was hugely positive and well received by both Waters and Nonlinear Dynamics users.

Finally, there was more water at the conference dinner – tears of laughter as too many scientists attempted a Ceilidh in too small a space dodging around pillars, it was ceilidh carnage!


In all, this meeting was well organised and extremely useful for Nonlinear Dynamics – role on EuPA 2013 which is being held in St Malo, hopefully that will be more swimming than welly weather. Smile