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J Biomol Tech. 2005 December; 16(4): 473.
PMCID: PMC2291761


In order to promote its activities to an international audience, the ABRF had its own booth at the HUPO 4th Annual World Congress in Munich (August 28–September 1). The aim was to raise the profile of the ABRF within the European proteomics community and advertise this year’s research group studies from both the Proteomics Research Group (PRG) and the newly created Proteomics Standards Research Group (sPRG) to a wider audience. The booth received a lot of attention, and flyers for the upcoming PRG2006 and sPRG2006 studies were taken by the delegates with great interest.

This year, the PRG is conducting a quantitative proteomics study. The primary goal of this study is to give each laboratory an opportunity to evaluate its capabilities and approaches with regard to:

  • Determining quantitative protein differences across two samples
  • Effects of various quantitation techniques on your ability to identify proteins
  • The ability of software to determine quantitative differences across samples or help analyze data from quantitative experiments

The PRG requests that participants identify all available proteins in two mixtures and return relative quantitative ratios of each protein. Participants also complete an anonymous Web-based questionnaire summarizing their results, methods, and instruments used in the analysis. Results of the study will be presented at the 2006 ABRF Meeting, which takes place February 11–14, 2006, in Long Beach, CA.

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