The International Workshop on MS-Based Proteomics, Bioinformatics, and Health Informatics has the following specific aims:

We believe it is of utmost importance in the field of MS-based proteomics to ensure transfer of knowledge among researchers from different disciplines. We aim to bring together analytical chemists which can contribute new knowledge about peptide fragmentation which may improve the algorithms developed by computer engineers and bioinformaticians. On the application side, biologists can raise issues with current analysis and measurement protocols and can interact directly with developers to establish new analysis pathways. Clinicians will learn the current state of the art in MS-based proteomics and will be able to voice their specific needs.

We believe that improvements in basic research need to be brought to the wetlab and the bedside faster than is possible currently. Therefore, we aim to bring together researchers from different backgrounds and tie them together in acollaborative proteomics in network. We hope to foster the development of collaborative grant applications to bilateral projects between Turkey and Germany, COST actions, and FP7 grants.

The workshop is especially interested in (but not limited to) the following topics:

Advances in MS Instrumentation Effective Protein/Peptide Separation
Protein/Peptide Fragmentation Protein/ Peptide Extraction and Handling
Proteomics Data Analysis Proteomics Data Pipelines
Proteomics Data Storage and Visualization Applied Proteomics
Clinical/Medical Proteomics Biomarkers and Disease Markers


With advances in MS instrumentation and new knowledge accumulating about fragmentation it is possible to improve current algorithms for proteomics data analysis. Further knowledge about protein separation and handling can further be fed into data analysis and influence storage, visualization and conclusion drawn from experiments. This is especially important in applied proteomics, clinical proteomics and biomarker discovery or application.

In conclusion, expertise from largely different fields is necessary to perform state of the art proteomics research and therefore the scope is open to topics not directly fitting to areas specified above.