Proteomics By The Numbers

Proteomics is the study of proteomes—very large collections of proteins such as all the proteins contained in a cell, tissue, or organism at a particular time.

Proteomics researchers are interested in determining not only the individual members in a particular protein collection but also their interactions with each other and the overall dynamics and principles of the networks they form. A common analysis method is mass spectrometry, which detects and quantifies small protein segments called peptides.

The Proteomics Center at the Stowers Institute is a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary team that applies proteomics approaches to many different biological research projects. They collaborate within their group as well as with other labs inside and outside of the Stowers Institute with the overall goal of achieving a better understanding of the mechanisms that drive health and disease.