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UVic-Genome BC Proteomics Centre

2010 Competition for Science and Technology Innovation Centre Operations Support
Genome Centre(s):
Genome British Columbia
Project Leader(s):
Christoph Borchers (University of Victoria)
Fiscal Year Project Launched: 
Project Description: 

Proteomics is the study of the structure, function and interactions of proteins. This is critical because proteins represent the actual functional molecules in a cell. For example, when mutations occur in DNA, it is the proteins that are ultimately affected.

This Centre provides world-class services and support in identifying and characterizing proteins. It also specializes in quantitative proteomics (identifying differences between samples), enabling researchers to pinpoint differences between healthy and diseased patients. Research at the Centre is focused on developing new technologies in structural proteomics, clinical proteomics, and protein imaging with the ultimate goal of applying these technologies to customer research projects.