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Workshop: Applied Metaproteomics workshop Magdeburg 2019

June 17, 2019 - June 21, 2019


Registrations are closed for this event


Educators: Dirk Benndorf, Kay Schallert, Roman Zoun

Date: 17.06.2019 – 21.06.2019

Fee: 70€

Location:  Magdeburg, Germany (Universitätsplatz 2, Building 28)




Microbiome research is rapidly increasing. Meta-Omics data provide insights into microbial community influencing human health and biochemical cycle. Metaproteomics focusses on proteins representing the expressed genes and functions. In contrast to metagenomics or metatranscriptomics, the extraction and the analysis of proteins from human or environmental samples is challenging.
The de.NBI course on Applied Metaproteomics trains the participants to apply a complete workflow starting from design of experiments via sample preparation to measurement and bioinformatics analysis of high-resolution MS data. Maximum 10 participants are strongly encouraged to analyze their own samples to start their own metaproteomics project.
The workshop takes place at chair of bioprocess engineering at Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg. The team of microbial communities head by Dr. Dirk Benndorf is well experienced in metaproteomics. The samples will be measured on newly purchased timsTOF Pro MS. His group develops the MetaProteomAnalyzer service facilitating the analysis of of metaproteomic data. The provision of service is supported by the German Network for Bioinformatics Infrastructure – de.NBI.


Roadmap: 17.-21.06.2019


  • Introduction to metaproteomics (lecture)
  • Design of experiments and sample preparation (including short presentations regarding the participant´s samples)
  • Sample preparation I (protein extraction, protein quantification, FASP digest)


  • Introduction to the MPA 2.0 (lecture)
  • Sample preparation II (peptide extraction, SDS-PAGE)
  • Introduction to high resolution mass spectrometry (lecture)
  • measurement of participant’s samples I


  • measurement of participant’s samples II
  • MPA 2.0 exercise I (working with a small reference dataset, db searching, metaprotein concept)
  • MPA 2.0 exercise II (loading user db, BLAST search of unknown hits, quantitative comparison of datasets, visualization and data export)
  • presentation of external speakers
  • Stadtführung (Nachtwächterführung, 18.30 Uhr ab Dom) und
    Essen (20 Uhr, Wenzel Prager Bierstuben)


  • training at MS I (calibration, setup of LC-MS methods)
  • MPA 2.0 exercise III (analyzing own data)
  • training at MS II (solvent exchange, trouble shooting)


  • MPA IV (exporting data and preparing a presentation)
  • short presentations of participant‘s results

Learning goals:

To apply a complete workflow starting from design of experiments via sample preparation to measurement and bioinformatics analysis of high-resolution MS data.


Registration via register form at http://www.mpa.ovgu.de/index.php/event/workshop-applied-metaproteomics-workshop-magdeburg-2019/
(Fee:  70 €)


Microbiome, MPA, Metaproteomics, MetaProteomeAnalyzer,




Dirk Benndorf, Robert Heyer, Kay Schallert, Roman Zoun (mpa@ovgu.de)



June 17, 2019
June 21, 2019


Universitätsplatz 2, Building 28
Magdeburg, Saxony Anhalt 39106 Germany