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Update on the 34th Asilomar Conference

12/13/2018 18:31:52

Contributed by Nicolas Young and Heather Desaire

Asilomar Photo_400The 34th Asilomar Conference on Mass Spectrometry, organized by Nicolas Young (Baylor College of Medicine) and Heather Desaire (University of Kansas), was held on November 2-6, 2018 at the Asilomar Conference Center in Pacific Grove, CA. The topic of the conference was “Quantitative Analysis of Posttranslational Modifications by Mass Spectrometry”. The 21 invited talks, 6 “hot topic” talks, and 20 poster presentations provoked many questions and vigorous debate amongst the particularly engaged attendees of about 90 researchers. The conference was kept on time by Po-Po the monkey and at least one attendee had their tie cut for overdressing to attend this casual conference at such a beautiful destination. The weather was outstandingly sunny and comfortable, which allowed for a bonfire finale complete with s’mores and a ceremonial sacrifice and roasting of the conference pumpkin.