The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research


The lecture is held in English.

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research is in the process of being Esta blished at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen, to promote basic and applied discovery Research on human protein of medical relevance. This major development has been made possible through a generous donation of 600 MDKK from the Novo Nordisk Foundation, being one of the largest single investments in life sciences (http://www.cpr.ku.dk).
The Centre will comprise a wide range of expertise and skills, from in silico target identification, proteomics, high throughput protein production, chemical biology, disease biology and protein therapeutics. Within the centre, a Core Facility for Biotechnology and Chemical Biology will be Esta blished, which will focus on the generation of a human protein for system and interaction studies (with protein partners as well as natural and Chemical Ligands). Additional five research groups will be ESTA blished, in the areas of Proteomics (Prof. Matthias Mann), Disease Systems Biology (Prof. Søren Brunak) and three additional research groups focused on the roles of protein in Disease biology and therapeutics will be Started during 2008 and 2009.
The laboratories will be housed at the Panum Institute in Central Copenhagen, and the building of state-of-the art laboratories will commence early in 2008. The laboratories will be ready for use by the end of 2008/early 2009 and the centre will at full strength employ more than 100 scientists.
The talk will cover the plans and progress regarding the Centre and in addition provide an overview of ' basic ' protein research as well as high throughput protein production and system experimental procedures.

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The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research

Date: 3 Mar 2008
Time: 19:30:00

Lecturer: Michael Sundstrøm
Institution: Centre for basic research in proteins at the Faculty of Health, KU.

The Lecture is held: Geological Museum