News & Announcements

Proteomics 101: Experimental Design and Sample Preparation

Date/Time
February 16, 2023
10-11 am

Location
NMS 1.120

We are starting a 3 part series of interactive classes on proteomics, from experimental design to data analysis. The first part will be held on February 16 and will be of use for folks considering doing a proteomics experiment, seeking advice before preparing for their next experiment, or who didn’t get the results they expected last time. The cost will be $46/session. To register, email pmaf@austin.utexas.edu with your name, PI, and account number.

Holiday Break

We will be closed for the holiday break from Dec. 24 through Jan. 2. The final day to submit for protein digest is Tuesday, Dec. 22 at noon. The final day to submit ready to run samples is Dec. 23. Samples submitted during the week of Dec. 21 will run over the break and the data will be analyzed in January.

New Staff Member

We are delighted to announce that Peter A. Faull, Ph.D. has joined the facility as Principal Proteomics Scientist. Read more about his scientific journey here.

Proteomics Research & Course Updates

Please join us for a weekly online series of proteomics presentations/journal club to hear about recent proteomics research at the facility or around Texas and learn more about new techniques. Contact pmaf@austin.utexas.edu to get the Zoom link.

We are taking a break from proteomics to talk about pandemic! We will have an informal group discussion of COVID-19 disease with Dean Brent Iverson giving an insider view on May 7 at 4 pm. Learn more about coronavirus and COVID-19 from Nature and Science. The following week will be Dr. Elyssia Gallagher from Baylor University speaking on “Pushing the boundaries of H/D exchange-mass spectrometry to analyze glycans” on May 14 at 3:30 pm.

CH N190/N153K, Mass Spectrometry for Chemists, will be taught this summer by Dr. Ian Riddington, Director of the Chemistry Mass Spectrometry Facility. Course description: Mass Spectrometry is an incredibly powerful analytical technique. It has a multitude of applications from measuring contaminants in drinking water, to detecting post translational modifications in proteins. Being such a huge field though, it can be overwhelming, especially as many students have never taken a mass spec class.

This course is aimed at the Chemist/Biologist/Engineer that is using Mass Spectrometry in the course of their research. The overall aim is to bring together many seemingly unrelated areas of chemistry, in a way that will enhance understanding. That in turn will allow students to obtain maximum benefits from the instrumentation available at UT Austin.

New MALDI

The new MALDI is available for self-service usage after training. It has been used locally to detect peptides, proteins, oligonucleotides, chemicals and polymers. Contact Ian Riddington at iriddington@cm.utexas.edu for training on chemicals or polymers, and contact Michelle Gadush at pmaf@austin.utexas.edu for training for peptides and proteins.

QExactive

The QExactive is now available for untargeted metabolomics experiments with data analysis using Compound Discoverer.

Name Change

Our name is changing from Proteomics to Biological Mass Spectrometry Facility as we have now added metabolomics services and instrumentation to the facility.

Grant Application Assistance

For professors without any active grant funding, we have a pilot program to support their obtaining new data for grant applications. They can apply for funds to be spent at the Proteomics Facility. Please contact Maria Person at mperson@austin.utexas.edu for more information. Note that if the professor has grant funding for any project, proteomics related or not, they will not qualify for this program.