Poor sample preparation, inexact results, a relative inability to show dynamic processes, and a number of other factors have all contributed to the paucity of mass spec-based proteomics work by cell biologists, according to researchers at McGill University and Göteborg University.

As proteomics lurches out of its infancy as a research field, many say they are seeing more biologists, especially cell biologists, entering the fray. But mass spec proteomics is still dominated by analytical chemists with biologists distinctly in the minority.

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