A fun couple of days. Unfortunately, I missed David Altschuler’s talk because I left my poster in D.C. and had to get it re-printed at the local Kinko’s and pinned-up before 10am. Meeting program is here for future reference. Highlights for me were the talks by Alexey Nesvizhskii on some statistical properties of spectrum counting, David Tabb on the DirecTag MS/MS search by sequence tag software, D. R. Mani on the PEPPeR label-free LC/MS quantitation software, and Dick Smith talking about cool new mass-spec tech (IMS), his comments on the bleary future of ion-traps, and the promise of high-accuracy TOF-TOF instruments – it was fun to chat with Marvin Vestal, and later hear his comments on Dick’s talk – something about the rest of the world finally coming around to his point of view :-). My talk and poster are available on the Edwards Lab publications page.
The latest build of the compressed peptide sequence database for human, mouse, rat, and zebrafish has been released, and can be downloaded via SFTP or SCP from email@example.com:/pub/nedwards/PepSeqDB (password: anonsftp) or using the SFTP java applet here.