Facility for Proteomics and Metabolomics

The Facility for Proteomics and Metabolomics (FPM) uses advanced techniques to research disease-related alterations in biomolecules.

Protein science (proteomics) is the study of proteins within an organism or part of an organism. The human body’s metabolism is important to provide all life processes with energy as well as building blocks. The study of metabolic products or metabolites is called metabolomics. An important topic within metabolomics is the search for patterns and abnormalities in the metabolite profile that provide indications about the health status, also called biomarkers.

What we do

CPM conducts research into proteins and metabolites to map disease-related alterations. We conduct this research with the help of mass spectrometers, among other analytical equipment. Mass spectrometers are devices that researchers can use to characterise proteins or fragments thereof to answer biological questions.