Sixue Chen

Sixue Chen

University of Florida, USA

Title: Current proteomics technologies and challenge


Sixue Chen has completed his PhD in 1996 from China and Postdoctoral studies in Germany, Denmark, and University of Pennsylvania, USA. He is the Colonel Allen R & Margret G Crow Term Professor in Department of Biology and Director of Proteomics and Mass Spectrometry at Interdisciplinary Center for Biotechnology Research of University of Florida. He has published more than 150 papers in reputed journals and has been serving as an Editorial Board Member of Journal of Proteomics.


The availability of the genomes of numerous organisms encompassing human as well as the plant kingdom has advanced proteomics research for various agricultural and clinical applications. During the last decade, proteomics has demonstrated significant impact on various aspects of plant, animal and human research, including, diagnostics, disease development, drug discovery, food technology, agricultural productivity and nutritional security. The recent publication of draft human proteomes of many different tissues and cell types, and the efforts toward whole proteome coverage are good examples highlighting the fast development in proteomics technologies and applications. This workshop will focus on advancements in proteomic technologies for translational research in food and health. Different aspects of basic and advanced proteomics research such as advances in whole proteome coverage, quantitative proteomics, biomarker discovery, disease/clinical proteomics, protein modifications and interaction, proteomic evaluation of food proteins as well as crop proteomics for sustainable agricultural needs and food security of tomorrow. The workshop is more of a discussion forum, rather than just lectures. It aims to update on recent advances, discuss current proteomics technologies and challenges, highlight future directions and facilitate interactions and networking of workshop participants.