The Protein Sequence Research Group of the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities announced this week the availability of samples for its 2011 protein sequencing study.
According to the group, this edition of the project will focus on determining the limitations of various protein sequencing techniques – in particular the sensitivity of various assays for obtaining or assigning sequences in N-terminal regions.
There will be three sets of samples for participants to choose from, depending on which sample formats are compatible with the sequencing methods they plan to use for the study. Researchers can request samples from any or all of the sets and may use Edman, mass spectrometric, or any other techniques, individually or in combination, to derive their sequences.
Participating labs will submit their data and a brief methods survey electronically to the PSRG and the results will be presented at the ABRF 2011 meeting Feb. 19-22 in San Antonio.
For more information and sample requests, researchers should contact Jim Walters at [email protected].