Metaproteomics Symposium 2016

Organization Comittee:

Tel.: +49 (0)391 / 6752 160 (D. Benndorf)
Tel.: +49 (0)391 / 6110 200 (Secretary)


Metaproteomics Symposium

Symposium on Advances and Applications in Metaproteomics (Feb. 8th-9th 2016)

The Symposium on Advances and Applications in Metaproteomics will be held from February 8-9, 2016 at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems, Magdeburg, Germany.


Over the last decade, the research field of metaproteomics has emerged to an indispensable tool in microbial ecology to identify the link between community composition and functional profile. The progress of this area is driven by technical developments in mass spectrometry and various DNA shotgun sequencing projects of environmental samples. The complexity of the samples and the non-trivial data analysis, however, represent serious challenges that hinder the whole field of metaproteomic research from moving forward and to tackle challenging research topics, e.g. in environmental or health sciences.

In order to promote the scientific exchange in the community, this symposium covers the most important topics of metaproteomics. It is directed towards Postdoctoral researchers, PhD students, and other scientists with experience in related fields of microbiology who want to discover techniques of proteomic analysis. On the computational side, a half-day hands-on workshop is offered with guided tutorials for the MetaProteomeAnalyzer (MPA) data analysis software.


The following topics will be covered during the Metaproteomics Symposium:

  • Proteomics Workflow
  • Medical Applications
  • Environmental and Technical Applications
  • Bioinformatics and Modelling
  • Proteomics and Multi-Omics

Confirmed Speakers

  • Dr. Robert Hettich, USA
  • Prof. Paul Wilmes, Luxembourg
  • Prof. Lennart Martens, Belgium
  • Prof. Martin von Bergen, Germany
  • Prof. Katharina Riedel, Germany
  • Dr. Dirk Benndorf, Germany

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