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Jun 3, 2008

RI Proteomics Center

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Proteomics, the large-scale study of proteins, particularly their structures and functions and interaction networks, requires access to essential state-of-the-art equipment. The mission of the NSF/EPSCoR Proteomics Core Facility is to provide this state-of-the-art equipment combined with fundamental proteomics research knowledge to the Rhode Island research community to become subsequently the focal point of intellectual activity in proteomics in Rhode Island.

The facility's function is catalyzed by its Directors, the responsible Facility Manager and an advisory committee. Together their research interests are based on the pursuit and implementation of proteomics approaches to biological inquiry. The Facility Manager shall provide the Rhode Island research community with the necessary knowledge and the rapid access to well-maintained research equipment, enabling the establishment of nationally recognized proteomics research within Rhode Island. This skill set requires technical know-how, management of numerous instrumentation platforms and bioinformatics capabilities.

The NSF/EPSCoR Proteomics Core Facility shall have a broadly-inclusive philosophy to ensure rapid and equal access to the facility's services for the entire Rhode Island research community. In addition to the acquisition of instrumentation, the NSF/EPSCoR Proteomics Core Facility will undertake the training of research in emerging proteomic techniques, a component that is essential to maintaining a productive and professional level of service. The NSF/EPSCoR Proteomics Core Facility shall have a strong commitment to be at the leading edge of current and developing technologies and provides consultation on their application.

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