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34th Asilomar Conference on Mass Spectrometry

Quantitative Analysis of Posttranslational Modifications by Mass Spectrometry

November 2 - 6, 2018

Nicolas L. Young, Baylor College of Medicine
Heather Desaire, University of Kansas

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Important Deadlines

September 7
Stipend Applications for Students/Post-docs

September 21
Abstract submission for Posters and Hot topic talks

October 5
Hotel reservations for Asilomar. Please note that lodging is not included with registration fee. There is a separate online reservation link for guest room reservations at Asilomar. Learn more and reserve your room now.

October 5
Conference Registration. After Oct. 5 fees increase and registration remains open on space available basis.

About Asilomar 2018

The quantitative analysis of post-translational modifications has become an increasingly important capacity in mass spectrometry-based proteomics. This is due to fundamental biology converging on the abundance and dynamics of post-translational modifications as essential to a myriad of processes. However, the challenges of accurate and reproducible quantitation of post-translational modifications by mass spectrometry are substantially different from protein identification or even post-translational modification identification and localization. At this conference we will address the challenges of this emerging capacity as a community, the latest methods, technology and data analysis approaches and apply them to questions ranging from fundamental biology to clinical applications. 

Invited Speakers by Topic Area

A keynote lecture will be presented by Al Burlingame (UCSF)

Chemical Biology Approaches for PTMs

  • Matt Stokes (Cell Signalling Technologies)

Data Analysis Approaches in PTM Quantitation

  • Heather Desaire (University of Kansas)
  • Mike Maccoss (University of Washington)
  • Lloyd Smith (University of Wisconsin - Madison)

Exotic PTMs

  • Don Kirkpatrick (Genentech)
  • Renã A. S. Robinson (Vanderbilt University)
  • Yonghao Yu (UT Southwestern)


  • Cathy Costello (Boston University School of Medicine)
  • Ronghu Wu (Georgia Tech)

PTMs in Systems Biology and Disease

  • Lingjun Li (University of Wisconsin - Madison)
  • Jennifer Van Eyk (Cedars-Sinai Medical Center)
  • John Yates (The Scripps Research Institute)

Quantitative Analysis of Proteoforms

  • Ying Ge (University of Wisconsin - Madison)
  • Si Wu (University of Oklahoma)
  • Nick Young (Baylor College of Medicine)

Quantitative Phosphoproteomics and Signaling

  • Albert Heck (Utrecht University)
  • Amanda Hummon (The Ohio State University)
  • Forest White (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Technology Development for the Quantitation of PTMs

  • Jenny Brodbelt (University of Texas, Austin)
  • Neil Kelleher (Northwestern University)

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