Welcome again, to Day 2 of ASMS 2009

June 1, 2009
David Walsh

E-Separation Solutions

Welcome again, to Day 2 of ASMS 2009. We?re pleased to bring you our continued coverage from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ASMS is in full swing, and last night?s hospitality suites were as crowded as ever, as you might imagine. Tonight promises to be another crowded night at the Marriott, but before then, there is a whole day of mass spectrometry-related science.

Welcome again, to Day 2 of ASMS 2009. We’re pleased to bring you our continued coverage from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ASMS is in full swing, and last night’s hospitality suites were as crowded as ever, as you might imagine. Tonight promises to be another crowded night at the Marriott, but before then, there is a whole day of mass spectrometry-related science.

Today’s sessions look particularly interesting, and I personally plan to attend “Quantitative Intact Proteomics” which looks like one of the most intriguing. One of the highlights I’m looking forward to is “Quantitative Top-Down Proteomics and Systems Biology of Colon Cancer,” in which new methods of colon cancer diagnosis are explored. Gel-based proteomics is used to identify significantly changing proteins, and the implications for cancer research will be profound. Another highlight is “Differential Gel Electrophoresis Examination of Asian Ash Tree Resistance to Emerald Ash Borer Attack Versus North American Ash Tree Susceptibility.” Here, gel electrophoresis is used for analysis of a variety of ash trees from around the world, and this looks to be one of those good presentations that goes off the beaten track a little. The remainder of the session looks to be equally informative, as there are few topics in the field as worthwhile and interesting as cancer research.

Once again, I would like to invite as many readers as possible to stop by Spectroscopy’s booth, #39, and say hello. These events are a great chance to meet and greet all of the colleagues and associates that you don’t get a chance to see on a regular basis, so it’s a great opportunity to get acquainted or reacquainted.