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The Mexican Society of Proteomics is pleased to announcement its “V International Symposium on “Proteomics, mass spectrometry and peptidomics” will be held in Cancun, Mexico, August 12-16th, 2013.

Proteomics and peptidomics are crucial for studying physiological processes in medical and biological sciences. Advances in the mass spectrometry technology together with progress in genomic sequencing and bioinformatics have further increased the applicability and potential of mass spectrometric methods. But at the same time, the data complexity and the efficient integrative evaluation of proteomics-based information become limiting factors for involved researchers.

The symposium 2013 “Proteomics, mass spectrometry and peptidomics” will focus on the efficient use of mass spectrometry technology in proteomics and discuss analytical strategies for identification and quantification of peptides and proteins, also addresses specific methods for time-resolved analyses of post-translational modifications.

The program consists of 12 invited plenary and keynote lectures in a single session format together with posters submitted by participants. Our vision is a meeting that will unit all areas and discipline in proteomics. This will allow us to incorporate topics in Peptidomics-Metabolomics, Proteomics in Biology, and Human Proteomics. The two first day of the symposium are for education, include mass spectrometry based proteomics and bioinformatics. A major part of the course is dedicated to bioinformatics procedures, which have become indispensable for the interpretation of proteomics data. Topics included will be the validation of protein hits, which is especially important in medical sciences, as well as the set-up of efficient automated data workflows.

The Mexican Proteomics Meeting is held every 2 years to provide an excellent opportunity for researchers and students in Mexico and other countries to present and discuss current topics in the field, as well as the challenges and needs facing proteomics and systems biology in the context of human health and disease, plants biology and microbiology.