‘Large Meets Small’: connecting the bioanalytical community around peptide and protein bioanalysis with LC–MS(/MS)

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Philip Timmerman, et al.
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Journal Citations
2012   Volume:   4(6)
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This conference report provides an overview of the discussions at the 2nd European Bioanalysis Forum (EBF) Focus Meeting ‘Large Meets Small’ held on 20 and 21 June 2011 in Brussels. The meeting discussed scientific progress in the bioanalysis of peptides and proteins with MS-based techniques. Bioanalytical experts in ligand-binding assays (LBAs) and MS from industry and academia presented at the meeting or joined the discussion. The conference hosted sessions on technology developments, validation requirements, cutting edge (bio)analytical approaches for both proteins and peptides and discussions on the analytical challenge presented by the metabolism of peptides or proteins. The engagement of the scientists as well as the bioanalytical challenges identified were real: by shifting peptide or protein analysis from the LBAs laboratory into the LC–MS laboratory, the bioanalytical scientist is moving into partially uncharted territory. The conference delegates strongly shared the feeling that success in overcoming the challenges of peptide and protein bioanalysis will require further integration of the expertise of LBAs and LC–MS/MS experts. Learn more