Proteins are implicated in all living organism processes. Their complex structure, interactions dynamics in concentration, degradation, or modification make the study of their actions and relationships a considerable challenge. Proteomics is about identifying, quantifying, and characterizing the protein content of an organism, an organ, a subcellular fraction, or even of a more purified subset of proteins. The final goal of proteomics is to help decipher the puzzle of life to gain efficiency in the design of the next-generation cures, diagnosis tools, or biotechnological advances.
As the proteome is far more complex than was ever expected at the genesis of the proteomics revolution, it requires novel and complementary approaches to enable reliable analysis of protein and protein identification. Bruker is providing the tools to successfully address these new challenges: