WORKSHOP: DEVELOPING INTERDISCIPLINARY OMICS TOOLS FOR ORGANELLE AND CELL TYPE-SPECIFIC ANALYSIS OF PLANTSWORKSHOP: DEVELOPING INTERDISCIPLINARY OMICS TOOLS FOR ORGANELLE AND CELL TYPE-SPECIFIC ANALYSIS OF PLANTS

9th Sep 2014

New Phytologist Workshop: Developing interdisciplinary omics tools for organelle and cell type-specific analysis of plants

The aim of this tightly focused meeting is to objectively assess the feasibility of using proteomics in conjunction with Fluorescence Activated Cell Sorting (FACS), a tool to isolate single cell types, organelles and vesicles. We hope this meeting will help establish benchmarks and guidelines for FACS preparation for proteomics.

Participants will present their current work, debate the value and application they see in cell-type specific proteomics, and discuss how to overcome challenges presented by the approach. The group will jointly prepare and analyse samples during the meeting using protocols and materials shared by delegates. There are 10 places available on this highly focused workshop that will run from 12:00 on 13th to 14:00 14th November at the University of Warwick.

Delegates will have to pay for their own travel to the University of Warwick, but accommodation for 13th November, all meals and sample analysis will be covered by support from The New Phytologist Trust and ThermoScientific. Limited funds are available to support attendance of early career researchers. 

To apply for a place on the workshop, email charis@garnetcommunity.org.uk by 30 September. Include a paragraph explaining your interest in the workshop and mentioning any samples and/or protocols you would like to use or discuss at the event. Please state if you are an early career researcher who would like to apply for support to attend the meeting. We will let applicants know if they have been successful by 10 October.

The organising committee is Charis Cook, Lorenzo Frigerio, Miriam Gifford, Alex Jones, Vardis Ntoukakis, Patrick Schafer (all University of Warwick) and Imogen Sparkes (University of Exeter).