Author Archives: martlenn

An analysis of the resolution limitations of peptide identification algorithms

Proteome identification using peptide-centric proteomics techniques is a routinely used analysis technique. One of the most powerful and popular methods for the identification of peptides from MS/MS spectra is protein database matching using search engines. Significance thresholding through false discovery … Continue reading

Posted in 2011, Publications

jTraML: An Open Source Java API for TraML, the PSI Standard for Sharing SRM Transitions

We here present jTraML, a Java API for the Proteomics Standards Initiative TraML data standard. The library provides fully functional classes for all elements specified in the TraML XSD document, as well as convenient methods to construct controlled vocabulary-based instances … Continue reading

Posted in 2011, Publications

Bioinformatics challenges in the proteomic analysis of human plasma

Mass spectrometry has become the method of choice for studying proteins in complex mixtures in a qualitative and quantitative fashion. The application of mass spectrometry-based proteomics analyses on plasma has correspondingly been established as an important method for disease-associated biomarker … Continue reading

Posted in 2011, Publications

Bioinformatics challenges in mass spectrometry-driven proteomics

Mass spectrometry-based proteomics has become an essential part of the analytical toolbox of the life sciences. With the ability to identify and quantify hundreds to thousands of proteins in high throughput, the field has contributed its fair share to the … Continue reading

Posted in 2011, Publications

mzML – a Community Standard for Mass Spectrometry Data

Mass spectrometry is a fundamental tool for discovery and analysis in the life sciences. With the rapid advances in mass spectrometry technology and methods, it has become imperative to provide a standard output format for mass spectrometry data that will … Continue reading

Posted in 2011, Publications

A comparison of MS2 based label-free quantitative proteomics techniques with regards to accuracy and precision

The advent of algorithms for fragmentation spectrum-based label-free quantitative proteomics has enabled straightforward quantification of shotgun proteomic experiments. Despite the popularity of these approaches, few studies have been performed to assess their performance. We have therefore profiled the precision and … Continue reading

Posted in 2011, Publications

A global analysis of peptide fragmentation variability

Understanding the fragmentation process in MS/MS experiments is vital when trying to validate the results of such experiments, and one way of improving our understanding is to analyze existing data. We here present our findings from an analysis of a … Continue reading

Posted in 2011, Publications