Center for Integrative Proteomics Research
(ED NOTE: One of the great parts of this job, besides those argumentative volleyball games with the Proofreaders, is the discovery of wonderful institutes of science I run across, such as this at Rutgers, in New Jersey. And “Proteomics”, a science of, basically, proteins, which only started in 1997. Its growth, of course, has accelerated, as has genomics, by the integration of the use of computers, but it is nice to see institutions such as this one, dedicated to this science. You have
to only intelligently guess that great discoveries will be made in the area of the overall study of Genomics, if one institute is dedicated to be a part of it. Ooyveh, another science to learn!)
…and a mission
Our vision…is to be an internationally recognized center of excellence for complementary experimental and computational studies of complex, large-scale molecular systems.
Our mission…is to provide the environment and infrastructure required to support broad-based, multi-disciplinary teams committed to hybrid methodological studies of challenging biological and biomedical research problems.
The Center for Integrative Proteomics Research (CIPR) is a new 75,000-square-foot facility on the Busch Science Campus of Rutgers University dedicated to fostering interdisciplinary structure-function studies of complex biomolecular phenomena. Center members include internationally recognized Rutgers faculty, leading dynamic research groups focused on computational chemistry, structural biology, mechanistic enzymology, and bioinformatics. The Center is the home of the Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics (RCSB) Protein Data Bank (PDB), which operates one of the four global data centers comprising the worldwide Protein Data Bank. In addition, the Center serves as the headquarters of the BioMaPS Institute for Quantitative Biology, with its interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Computational Biology and Molecular Biophysics. Core facilities housed within the Center include state-of-the-art instrumentation for protein NMR spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, and protein/nucleic acid physical chemistry, and hardware for high performance computing. A custom-built cryo-electron microscopy suite will be equipped in the near future.