Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research
Proteins are deeply involved in diseases processes. Understanding disease at a protein level is therefore imperative in order to develop future generations of diagnostics and treatment.
Understanding disease at a protein level is imperative in order to develop future generations of diagnostics and treatment
Protein-related technologies can potentially be even more revolutionary than genomic approaches for understanding the complex wiring of biological systems and disease processes.
Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research (CPR) integrates innovative protein technologies, big data analytics, and mechanism-based research in order to explore how protein modifications and their functional networks drive fundamental biological processes that underlie health and disease.
CPR focuses on five major and complementary research programmes: proteomics, disease systems biology, protein signaling, protein memory and protein structure and function, each of which is supported by state-of-the-art protein technology platforms (mass spectrometry, big data management, protein imaging, genomics and protein production and characterisation).
Synergy through collaboration
Assembling this knowledge and technology under one roof gives the Center the advantage of creating vital synergy effects and cross-disciplinary collaboration across research groups and programmes.
Researchers at the Center also collaborate with numerous partners in Denmark and with some of the most prominent public and private sector research institutions worldwide.