Metaproteomics - an expansion of proteomics-methodologies to study the protein inventory of microbial communities – provides a valuable tool linking the taxonomic profile of a microbial community to its dynamic function. Introduced twenty years ago, metaproteomics is today used for various applications in biomedicine, biotechnology, and environmental science. For instance, metaproteomics approaches are now used for the identification of pathogenic microbial biomarkers and the study of poorly characterized microbiomes like the plant root-associated and aquatic microbiomes. Reflecting the broad and increasing field of applications, the portfolio of metaproteomics workflows has substantially diversified over the years and now offers a broad range of building blocks of different wet-lab, data acquisition, and data processing procedures, meeting the demands of its growing community.
We promote dissemination of metaproteomics fundamentals, advancements, and applications through collaborative networking in microbiome research. We aim to be the central information hub and open meeting place where newcomers and experts interact to communicate, standardize and accelerate experimental and bioinformatic methodologies in this field. This will be achieved initially through this website, presentations, online communication channel, collaborative projects, and symposia. More information can be found in our commentary article in Microbiome.
Our Initiative is also recognized by international, well-renowned scientific organizations: since February 2021 by EuPA, and since June 2023 by HUPO under the B/D-HPP pillar. Do you want to stay up to date about the metaproteomics field and the Initiative? Become a member by filling in this form. If you can't fill in the Google form because of certain restrictions, please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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