Goettingen Proteomics Forum
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The Göttingen Proteomics Forum (GPF) was established in 2004 as a local network of scientists of the Georg-August-University, the University Medical Center Göttingen (UMG), and the Max-Planck Institutes (MPI) of Experimental Medicine and Biophysical Chemistry with the common interest in the analysis of proteins by mass spectrometry (proteomics). In the meantime, the GPF enhanced its cooperation with the local corporate data processing facility of the University and the Max-Planck-Society (GWDG). In 2010 the status of the GPF in the scientific community of Göttingen has been strengthened by a memorandum-of-understanding signed by the participating institutions and became a member of Göttingen Research Campus (GRC).
Proteomics comprises a large variety of very different experimental approaches, generally leading to either mass spectrometric identification/quantification of proteins and/or their post translational modifications. The diversity of proteomics objectives and the many different types of mass spectrometers have pros and cons for particular scientific questions. The idea of the forum is the pooling of local proteomics expertise and tools to generate synergism and provide mutual support for the proteomics community in Göttingen. Members meet on a regular basis to exchange information, discuss scientific projects, and plan joint activities such as seminars and symposia.

The forum is open for interested scientists at group leader level who have a strong background in mass spectrometry based protein analytics and/or bioinformatics.
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