Air Pollution: Should I Wear a Mask in the City?

Tom Cole-Hunter, a postdoctoral researcher at the CREAL, one of the centres within the PRBB, has written this post recently in the “Health is Global” blog  about air pollution, cycling and the risks and benefits of their combination. Cole-Hunter and his colleagues at the CREAL – an allied centre of ISGlobal – are involved in the European Commision-backed project CITI-SENSE , which aims to create real-time updated maps of air quality in several European cities. Read his post here, and consider helping out scientists to achieve a better understanding of the air pollution levels around us, by downloading the CityAir app, available for … Continue reading Air Pollution: Should I Wear a Mask in the City?

A successful EMBO Practical Course on targeted proteomics at the PRBB

Different targeted strategies have recently emerged in the field of proteomics that enable the detection and quantification of a predetermined subset of proteins with a high degree of sensitivity and reproducibility across many samples. Major advances have been achieved in the targeted proteomics workflow, including advances in instrumentation, the generation of thousands of publicly available targeted assays, and the development of multiple computational tools for convenient data analysis. This field is known as targeted proteomics and although it has successfully been applied in several research projects of molecular biology, systems biology and translational medicine, there is still a strong gap … Continue reading A successful EMBO Practical Course on targeted proteomics at the PRBB