Scientific Resources

Scientific Resources

Scientific resources Chemistry has lots of information; in particular, there is a very useful list of links to all sorts of calculators, formulas and tools:

The American Society for Mass Spectrometry organises many meetings, has its own publications, and the webpage contains information and tutorials on mass spectrometry:

Base Peak, developed by Kermit Murray and Wiley, is one of the best resources on the internet for mass spectrometry related information and links, with its own proteomics section:

The Association of Biomolecular Research Facilities holds a ‘contest’ in its Proteomics Research group every year, and publishes all the results on its website. There are also good discussion forums and very informative electronic posters, like this one on interpretation of MS/MS spectra of peptide:

A research group for proteomic informatics can also be found at:

Dr Astbury from the University of Leeds gives a lovely introduction to mass spectrometry:

Help and advice for running and analysing 2D gels and their images from BioRAD can be found at

The British Society for Proteome Research organises several meetings, and its website has news and links to all major websites and resources, such as journals or other societies.

On the website of Cold Spring Harbor Protocols, under the heading of high throughput analyses, you will find excellent protocols for many proteomic applications:

Expasy is the home of one of the best-maintained servers and databases as well as tools and software for everything to do with proteomics:

The Human Proteome Organisation (HUPO) has a very informative website with links to various databases and news on meetings and initiatives.

IonSource contains a massive amount of interesting information, explanations of principles and instruments used in mass spectrometry, mass spectrometry analysis tools and links relevant to proteomics.

Madison Area Technological College has a collection of manuals for protein biochemistry/isolation.

Molecular Station features a collection of manuals and background information on a variety of technologies, including proteomics and bioinformatics:

The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) offers on its website one of the largest collections of tools and databases, among them Blast, Pupmed and collections of millions of identified proteins and peptides.

A handbook containing very detailed explanations of the principles of 2D electrophoresis is available from Weihenstephan, the home of Angelika Görg, the ‘ultrathin lady’ who pioneered the use of IPG strips: