Mass Spectrometry-based Proteomics Training Course

Phil Gafken, PhD, Director of the Proteomics Facility, teaches a Mass Spectrometry-based Proteomics course twice a year.

The course is recommended for Fred Hutch staff who are currently utilizing proteomics or who plan to use proteomics in the near future. The course is intended to educate novice users of the technology to the level where they have a solid understanding of it and they could apply the gained knowledge to their research.


  • Basics of Mass Spectrometers
  • Data Acquisition; LC/MS
  • Protein Identification and Quantification
  • Characterizing Post-translational Modifications
  • Analysis of Complex Mixtures
  • Targeted Proteomics
  • Basis for Database Search Algorithms
  • Rudimentary Analysis of Proteomics Data
  • Preparing Samples for Mass Spectrometry

The next class will be held September 24th – 28th, 2018. Class is free to Fred Hutch employees. Space is limited. Anyone interested in taking the course should register by email with Elizabeth Shumway,