A grid environment for high-throughput proteomics.
We connect in a grid-enabled pipeline an ontology-based environment for proteomics spectra management with a machine learning platform for unbiased predictive analysis. We exploit two existing software platforms (MS-Analyzer and BioDCV), the emerging proteomics standards, and the middleware and computing resources of the EGEE Biomed VO grid infrastructure. In the setup, BioDCV is accessed by the MS-Analyzer workflow as a Web service, thus providing a complete grid environment for proteomics data analysis. Predictive classification studies on MALDI-TOF data based on this environment are presented.