The ability to identify and quantify proteins present in a particular tissue, organelle or cell is important when studying biological systems.
The Proteomics Core Facility operates jointly with the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research (CIMR). Housed at the CIMR, it uses state-of-the-art mass spectrometric techniques to provide scientists at both institutes access to cutting-edge proteomics technologies, focusesing on peptide analysis by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS).
Core staff advise investigator, provide guidance with designing experiments, sample preparation and analyzing samples, and help interpret the data. Researchers at the MRL and CIMR are encouraged to contact the core to discuss potential projects or the development of new methods.
Dr Yagnesh Umrania was recruited in September 2013 to provide systems and bioinformatics support.