NEW YORK, Oct. 1 (GenomeWeb News) - The National Institutes of Health has awarded $18.2 million to the Burnham Institute to develop a new proteomics research center called the Center on Proteolytic Pathways.
According to the institute, the new center will concentrate on using activity-based proteomics to profile protease function. It will consolidate all known and emerging knowledge about how proteins behave into a product called the Protease Pathway Interrogation Platform.
"The center should ultimately help define the physiologic and pathophysiologic role of every human protease," said Burnham's Jeffrey Smith, the director of a team of researchers that will be developing the new center.
Other researchers who will be developing the center include Guy Salvesen, Alex Strongin, Adam Godzik and Andrei Osterman of the Burnham Institute, Matthew Bogyo of Stanford University, Bonnie Sloane of Wayne State University and Lisa Coussens of the University of California at San Francisco.