Progenesis goes nuts in Brazil


Last week, I, along with my colleague Mark Bennett, had the pleasure of attending the 2nd Brazilian Proteomics Society and Pan-American HUPO joint meeting which was hosted in Búzios, Rio de Janiero. Falling coconuts at the opening function did little to dispel the Brazilian enthusiasm for celebrating proteomic research in their beautiful country.

We were there to listen to the latest proteomic developments and to hear from users starting to explore the analysis of their data with Progenesis QI for proteomics. One such user we met up with was Angelo Heringer, from the Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense who has been studying the effects of different wavelengths of LED treatment on the maturation process of sugarcane. Taking a label-free proteomics approach with LC-MS separation performed on a Waters Synapt G2-Si, the data was then analysed in Progenesis QI for proteomics to look at the differential expression of proteins across the various LED treatments. Sugarcane has long been one of the most important contributors to Brazil’s economy, and with the requirement for the development of biofuels, this work is certainly of interest.


Angelo is hoping to further his proteomic experiences with Progenesis by spending some time in United States.

When we weren’t busy at the conference, we took the opportunity to check out the view from Sugarloaf Mountain, and of course made the most of the Brazilian cuisine – and it wasn’t all just lots of red meat!



If you want to see where we’ll be next, keep an eye on our events page.


  1. Posted 12 January 2015 at 9:31 pm | Permalink

    I had the great pleasure to learn a little more about the Progenesis QI for Proteomics with Marck and Andy in BrProt 2014 congress. We, from Plant Biotechnology group at the Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense (Campos dos Goytacazes – RJ – Brazil), work very hard to show always good works and the Progenesis QI software helped us a lot in the analyzes. I hope we can meet each other in another opportunity. Thank you very much.


  2. Andy Borthwick
    Posted 16 January 2015 at 10:22 am | Permalink

    Hi Angelo, it was great to meet you too. It’s always lovely to hear about how our software is making a positive difference to how people work. I’m sure we’ll meet again! Andy

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