Workshop: Integrating Metabolomics and Proteomics in Biological Research
This course will provide both theoretical and practical training in the use of LC-MS instrumentation and its application to the characterization of metabolome and proteomes. Participants will learn theoretical aspects of sample preparation, instrumentation, bioinformatics and statistical analysis.
This course is aimed at researchers who are familiar with, but wish to obtain a deeper understanding of quantitative methodologies that are used to analyze proteomes (identification, expression, protein-protein interactions), and metabolomes (differential expression, identification of small molecules, drugs) using LC-MS and LC-MS/MS approaches. Computer training sessions using software tools using example datasets will demonstrate the application of quantitative proteomics/metabolomics in biology, clinical research and drug discovery. A basic understanding of mass spectrometry would be beneficial.
Date: May 2, 2019 (9:00 am - 5:00 pm)
Cost: $75, Lunch provided
*** Workshop is full. Registration is no longer available***
Oleg Krokhin, PhD
Dr. Krokhin received his MSc and PhD degrees from Moscow State University (Analytical Chemistry). Following post-doctoral studies at Tohoku University (Sendai, Japan) he joined Time-of-Flight laboratory (Physics and Astronomy, University of Manitoba). Dr. Krokhin started his independent research career in 2007 at the Department of Internal Medicine, University of Manitoba.He authored 125+ peer-reviewed publications and 3 book chapters. He is widely recognized as a leading specialist in the field of peptide separation science and its applications in proteomics.
Tao Huan, PhD
Dr. Huan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at University of British Columbia. His research focuses on the synergistic development of analytical chemistry and bioinformatics for mass spectrometry-based metabolomics. Through collaborating with biological researchers, Dr. Huan also applies state-of-the-art metabolomics tools to a broad range of biological challenges. One important research theme in Dr. Huan's lab is to establish a multidisciplinary research program to understand colorectal cancer (CRC) metabolism and seek its relationship with gut microbiome, environmental exposures, and therapeutics. The long-term research goal in Dr. Huan's lab is to drive metabolomics forward and bring it into the toolbox of biological scientists to achieve a more comprehensive understanding of human health and disease.
Vince Chen, PhD
Dr. Chen is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Brandon University, after completing his PhD at the University of Manitoba; and post-doctoral experience at UBC and the BC Cancer Agency (Genome Science Centre). Dr. Chen’s research interest is to better understand the mechanisms of gap junctional intercellular communication and the application of metabolomics, proteomics and chemical biology approaches to better understand biological systems that are relevant to glioma and other cancers. Dr. Chen is the Director of the Mass Spectrometry Facility at Brandon University.