Proteomics Core Lab: Achievements
Awarded the NPRP Cycle 12-S grant proposal
Revealing the potential of
pathogen-specific antibodies in diabetes patients with the aim of obtaining new
diagnostic and prognostic signatures.
- Dr. Sunkyu Choi (Postdoctoral Associate in Biochemistry) joins the team from China on July 14, 2019. He will be involved primarily in optimizing mass spectrometry workflows and immunoproteomics protocols.
- Received official O-link analysis certification for the core lab at WCM-Q.
- Press release announcement (http://qatar-weill.cornell.edu/media-and-news/news/story/wcm-q-gains-certification-to-use-powerful-new-research-tool)
- Hosted Ms. Haya Al-Khalifa and Ms. Shahd Al Mughanni in the lab for two weeks (June 16-27) as part of the Research Internship for National High School Students program. The students learned basic proteomics workflows and professional skills in the lab.
- Acquisition of Genedata, a data analysis software package, to automate services pipeline. Arnd Brandenburg, application specialist from Genedata, trained the team (June 24-25, 2019).
- Missing Proteins conference in France; WCM-Q participation by Dr. Frank Schmidt and Ms. Neha Goswami.
- Ms. Hina Sarwath participated in the Olink User Workshop organized by Olink Proteomics in Sweden.
- Research grant proposal submitted for National Priorities Research Program (NPRP)
- Our colleague Muna Al-Noubi presented her Master’s thesis defense, which passed successfully.
- The core lab received mass spectrometer instrument- QExactive HFX (Thermo Scientific).
- Hosted PhD student Hans Peter from Austria for training on MS instrumentation.
- Successfully completed first collaboration study (sample size-348) using Olink Proteomics.
- Dr. Schmidt shares his vision for the core and implements changes gradually, restructuring team goals.
- The proteomics core receives collaboration projects with various institutions in Qatar and abroad