About the Author
Garary L. Corthals has been involved in proteomics for over 10 years and has focused on integrating MS technologies for protein analysis in biomedical research. His current interests include development of technologies for rapid and sensitive protein analysis to discover new diagnostic markers for disease and to elucidate cellular processes that direct physiological behaviour. Other activities include the synthesis of new chemistries for accurate quantitation or proteins and the concurrent analysis of PTMs; as well as technologies for capturing high density protein profiles. He obtained his Ph.D. in Biology at Macquarie University (Australia) in the field of proteomics. Before arriving in Geneva he worked in the Department of Molecular Biotechnology (UW, Seattle) and directed the Proteomics Facility at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Sydney (Australia). He currently heads the MS Group at the BPRG at Geneva University Hospital and is co-director of the Proteomics Facility of the Faculty of Medicine.
Denis F. Hochstrasser is the director of the Clinical Pathology Department and Head of the Clinical Chemistry Laboratory of the Geneva University Hospital. He obtained his M.D. at Geneva Medical School, and did his internship and residency at UNC, Chapel Hill (USA). He is known for his pioneering development of what is now called proteomics. He initiated work on software development for proteomics data processing 15 years ago and has contributed to the development of the leading 2-D gel analysis software Melaine and related 2-D-PAGE database. He was instru-mental the creation of ExPASy, the fist life sciences devoted web server. Most recently he has been responsible for the Molecular Scanner, a technique that promises to enhance clinical proteomic analysis. He is a founder of the Swiss Institute for Bioinformatics and scientific founder of GeneProt & GeneBio.