‘Back to Biology’ is the focus at March 2016 Research & Innovation event – article by Liz Quinn, ELRIG
One of these, the 2016 Research & Innovation event due to be held on 23rd March at Trent Vineyard Nottingham, will see world class speakers discuss the opportunities and challenges facing scientists in the development of new technology and medicines. Sharing best practice and maintaining productive dialogue in the scientific community is at the forefront of the event, which is now in its 4th year.
The theme of the event is ‘Back to Biology’ and the Mass Spectrometry track sits neatly within this. The advances in Mass Spectrometry (MS) have led to the widely held opinion that it is now a cornerstone technology of the ‘omics revolution’.
Improvements in accuracy have led to wider applications for the technology, as has the ability of MS to handle a higher volume of analytes with greater sensitivity and more cheaply than other methods of analysis. It has long been used in the development of new drugs, but these improvements have led to the technology showing increasing promise for use in a clinical setting.