The field of proteomics opens new possibilities for the mass screening of proteins from many different sources. While genomics is well understood to be a big science field, proteomics is just emerging as such. This paper describes the setting up of the first national proteomics facility. The facility has been funded by the Australian government and this funding has allowed the design of purpose built, integrated laboratories with state of the art equipment for large scale proteome research.
- protein identification
- two-dimensional polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis