Educational Webinar Dives into the Opportunities and Challenges of Mass Spectrometry-based Protein Tests

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This webinar, which LabRoots will host January 18, will focus on targeted proteomics workflow for quantification of MS-based protein tests.

Christa M. Cobbaert, PhD, Clinical Chemist, EuSpLM Professor of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine Department of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine Leiden University Medical Center (LU

Tandem mass spectrometry (MS) is advertised as a detection and quantification method that alleviates most of the flaws inherent to immunoassays. In 2012, MS-based targeted proteomics was declared method of the year as it allows quantification of either specific proteoforms or specific subsets of proteins of interest. MS-based targeted proteomics can also be used in a highly multiplexed format and allows for precise molecular characterization of the measurands.

MS-based targeted proteomics will be presented which have great potential as an alternative technology to antibody-based protein assays in hypothesis driven clinical trials. Recent research has shown that from a standardization viewpoint, major advantages of MRM coupled to MS are its potential to unequivocally measure specific molecular entities, to assess directly the compounds of interest, and the lack of non-selectivity if transitions are well selected.

Sponsored by Agilent, this webinar will provide participants with an understanding of a targeted proteomics workflow for quantification of MS-based protein tests, as well as the critical steps for standardization. They will also learn of the challenges which have to be overcome during development and routine operation of MS-based protein tests.

The speaker for this event will be Dr. Christa M. Cobbaert, a professor of clinical chemistry at Leiden University Medical Center.

Aside from her work as a professor of clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine at the University of Leiden, Cobbaert is heading the Department of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine of the Leiden University Medical Center. Her scientific research focuses on standardization, harmonization and trueness verification of medical test results, for the sake of better of patient care. Her scientific work is done in close collaboration with the Dutch External Quality Assessment Scheme organizer (SKML) and with international colleagues which collaborate in joint working groups.

LabRoots will host the webinar January 18, 2018, beginning at 7:00 a.m. PST, 10:00 a.m. EST. To learn more about this event, and discover the continuing education credits that will be offered, or to register for free, click here.

For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.

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