Education is an important part of the work of the UPA facility, for example within the KBC Research School. Researchers and PhD students who have no experience in mass spectrometric analysis of proteins, but would like to use basic techniques in their project, are offered training courses with a theoretical introduction, individual labora- tory training and a practical task.
One important focus for the UPSC proteomic platform has been to create a Populus protein database, which now contains data on almost 6000 proteins from different sub- samples of various tissues. Using this database, it is now possible to profile the protein expression in this tree species. This technique has been extended to parallel monitoring of proteins (proteomics), transcripts (transcriptomics) and biochemical processes (metabolomics) in global profiling. The integration of these huge amounts of data is one of the key challenges in studies of postgenomic functional genomics.
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