2019: St. Andrews
The Proteomics Methods Forum is coming to St. Andrews on 18-20 June 2019.
We’re pleased to announce that the Proteomics Methods Forum will be hosted by the University of St. Andrews on Tuesday 19th to Thursday 20th June 2019 at the Gateway building on the University campus. The circular building is prominently located on your right as you enter St. Andrews.
There will be a Core PMF (cPMF) meeting held prior to the main PMF meeting. The cPMF meeting will take place in the Medical Sciences Building in Seminar Room 1. This meeting is focused particularly for Core Facilities of Universities due to the unique issues that they face. These are frequently a subset of the issues discussed in the wider PMF meetings. This will be the second cPMF meeting after the need was first identified last year. The Medical Sciences Building is next to the Gateway Building at the entrance to the North Haugh campus.
There is a small charge (£25) for the conference this year. This is to put towards administration costs and help towards some conference costs, although the main bulk of the costs are covered by our generous sponsors and exhibitors.
Kindly sponsored by
PMF is only possible with the generous support of our sponsors. They enable us to offer the meeting at a reduced rate for our delegates and allow us to meet in a great venue. In return, the sponsors have the opportunity to meet with delegates who actually work daily in the field of protein mass spectrometry and Proteomics. As well as affording delegates an opportunity to network with one another, we deliberately provide opportunities to network with suppliers related to the field of protein mass spectrometry. In 2019, the following companies have generously agreed to sponsor the Proteomics Methods Forum.
Kindly supported by
We have a relationship with the British Society for Proteomics Research (BSPR). They have kindly supported the Proteomics Methods Forum.
The BSPR continue to run another conference that is aimed more towards research and the application of protein mass spectrometry to that research. You can find out more details about BSPR 2019 here.
PMF session structure
4x 10 min talks with 5 min questions (1 hour)
Theme discussion (15 min)
Flash sessions (110 min): Vendor flashes = 5x 2 min talks from main MS vendors to highlight their latest developments; Advice flashes = 5x 2 min or 10x 1 min presentations about issues people would like advice on; Submitted flashes = 10x 1 min submitted presentations
The purpose is to bring people together and stimulate interactions. With this in mind, we have arranged for Angus Lamond (University of Dundee) to come and to have a discussion after.
Each talk must be focused on the methodological aspects of the work and have minimal biological intro slides (this is the PMF!). If you think you can provide a talk please contact us with a title and abstract for consideration. If your talk doesn’t fit in the remit then contact us with regards to submitted flash presentation slot and face the Horn!
Accommodation for PMF 2019
The recommended accommodation for PMF 2019 is the St. Andrews University halls. You can find out more details about the halls by clicking the button below. If you don’t wish to stay in the University halls, there are plenty of hotels in St. Andrews that you can book and stay in.
The nearest hall to the Gateway, where PMF 2019 is being held, is the Agnes Blackadder Hall. The Mackintosh Hall is also close and is another option. It was not possible to arrange a promotional code for accommodation.
Travel to St. Andrews
The train is probably the best way of getting to PMF 2019. St. Andrews does not have a railway station (if you put this into a ticket machine you will end up in Bristol!). The nearest railway station is Leuchars and as this is on the main east coast line it is well serviced with regular trains. There is a bus connection that meets the trains to transfer to St. Andrews. Alternatively, there is a busy taxi rank that can also take you St. Andrews. Leuchars is about 4 miles from St. Andrews.
The closest Airports are Dundee Airport, which has a couple of scheduled flights which I suspect are very expensive, and Edinburgh Airport. Edinburgh Airport is 50 miles (1.5 hrs) from St Andrews by car.
The alternative is to hire a car with friends. There is loads of free parking in St. Andrews. University car parking requires a permit. However, there is a large free public car park (Petheram Bridge car park) with 300 spaces opposite the Gateway building.