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The UT System Proteomics Network
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Request a Proteomics Webinar from a Network member by emailing Maria Person. Please specify the topic of interest, i.e. intro to proteomics, top-down, crosslinking, quantitation, etc.


What is Proteomics?

Proteomics is the study of proteomes or the systematic analysis of proteins.

As defined by Merriam-Webster dictionary: a branch of biotechnology concerned with applying the techniques of molecular biology, biochemistry and genetics to analyzing the structure, function and interactions of the proteins produced by the genes of a particular cell, tissue or organism, with organizing the information in databases, and with applications of the data (as in medicine or biology).

It is pronounced as [pro•te•o•mics] (prOt-E-'O-miks) but not [proteonomics].

Proteomics was originally used for the large scale identification of proteins separated by 2D gel electrophoresis. However, proteomics now includes not only the analysis of all expressed protein analysis but also traditional protein structural studies such as protein identification, post-translational modification, protein-protein interactions and other functional interests related with protein structure.



Additional educational links for proteomics are available at the UT Austin Proteomics Facility Wiki page.