The complete set of proteins encoded by the genome of a given organism is referred to as the proteome. Proteomics aims to uncover the functions of all the proteins in an organism. The opportunity in proteomics derives from the fact that the function of proteins, and not genes, are directly responsible for health and disease. The PFD is not focused on any single disease, but will provide trainees with an integrated set of techniques to discover protein function that can be productively used for research in health and other biologically related research.
Protein Function Discovery Facility, Queen's University,
Room 612, Botterell Hall
tel: (613) 533-3006, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org