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Dublin Proteomics Center to Open this Week

NEW YORK, June 1 (GenomeWeb News) - The Conway Institute Proteome Research Center - a new facility located on the Belfield campus of University College Dublin - will mark its launch later this week with a symposium on June 3 and 4. 


The center will be led by Stephen Pennington, chair of proteomics at UCD, and its research will focus on identifying new biological markers of disease and possible targets for therapy.


The symposium agenda is available here.

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