NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Under a European Union initiative, a consortium of universities will provide access to proteomics technologies and services to EU researchers pursuing projects requiring such tools.
The Prime-XS consortium is a collaboration of 12 institutes that will provide open and competitive access to 50 state-of-the-art mass spectrometers and associated proteomics technologies at its six access institutes.
The access facilities include the Netherlands Proteomics Centre at Utrecht; the VIB Proteomics Unit in Ghent, Belgium; the Functional Genomics Center in Zurich, Switzerland; the CRG/UPF Proteomics Unit in Barcelona, Spain; the Cambridge Center for Proteomics in the UK, and the CEA Proteomics technological platform in Grenoble, France.
The costs for supporting these proposals will be paid for by the EU under the 7th Framework Programme.
Researchers whose proposals are approved will be able to receive support with final sample preparation, while the staff of Prime-XS institutions will perform the proteomics data acquisition projects. The scientists also will be able to visit the access facilities, gain experience on sample preparation and analysis, and data handling and analysis.