Unique Advantages of Top-Down Proteomics Showcased in Online Workshop

Prof David Tabb

The ACGT hosted a webinar-based workshop on “Biological Research via Top-down Proteomics” on the 9th of October. The workshop was facilitated by bioanalyst Professor David Tabb from Stellenbosch University’s Division of Molecular Biology and Human Genetics.

The workshop was another instalment of ACGT’s annual proteomics training workshops aimed at increasing capabilities in the field for South African researchers. Due to the pandemic, most of the Centre’s 2020 capacity building events had to be moved online, similar to international trends.

Professor Tabb, who has been with Stellenbosch University since 2015, has contributed immensely towards increasing informatics analyses capabilities within the South African proteomics community. He has previously partnered with the ACGT on a number of training workshops, in conjunction with international and local proteomics experts.

This advanced proteomics workshop described analytical chemistry advances that have made top-down proteomics research an area worth pursuing. The workshop also highlighted some research areas where top-down proteomics has been employed and proven to add valuable insights into complementary analyses, especially in the area of proteoforms.

The workshop was attended by 49 proteomics researchers from across South Africa as well as scientists from other African countries.

The workshop was aimed at stakeholders at various levels of laboratory and informatics analyses experience. It was also followed by a constructive question and answer session, where the need for collaboration in the country, as well as the need for utilizing a combination of proteomics technologies to address any particular biological question, were highlighted.

Click here to access the workshop recording.

Story by: The African Centre for Gene Technologies