Researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina were eager to begin work under the $157 million Proteomics Initiative that the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute launched in 2002, but soon came up against a stumbling block. “We needed some kind of a standard or data structure so that we could load all this 2D gel information, and we couldn’t find it,” said Romesh Stanislaus, a post-doc in Jonas Almeida’s bioinformatics research group at MUSC.

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