Welcome to The Proteomics Unit
What is Proteomics?Proteomics is the term that describes a multitude of tools and expertise used primarily to profile and identify proteins of interest in any organism at a large scale. Proteins of interests include biomarkers for certain diseases or physiological/developmental status. For example, one could use proteomics to investigate effects of pathogens on organ protein expression levels and patterns.
This information could be used to identify targets/strategies for the improvement of pathogen resistance by plants and animals.
- In addition to current 2D PAGE, Imaging, Picking and MALDI-TOF MS Facilities:
- Multi-purpose Tandem Mass Spectrometry workstation
- Integrated High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
- Sample handling robotics for high throughput workflow
- Mass measurements for various post-translational modifications in specific amino acid residues, including phosphorylation and glycosylation.
- The system also offers MALDI "histoproteome" imaging for in situ profiling of intact proteins in plant and animal tissues.
- Metabolite ID and profiling? MALDI microbe bio-typing