Proteins are the major regulators of life processes and as such they are important for the balance between health and disease. Not only do they function as diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers of crucial health sustaining processes in the body, but proteins also are major drug targets for medication. Altogether, protein research and proteomics applications are indispensable in the academic setting.
Maastricht Proteomics Center (MPC) was initiated a decade ago by bringing
together all relevant scientific expertise and technical support and by
installing the necessary equipment to facilitate proteomics research. A core
group active in proteomics applications has been formed consisting of
researchers and analytical personnel from the UM “research schools” NUTRIM,