The key to life

A guided visit to a facility to support the research of excellence: the Proteomics Unit of the CRG-UPF.

One of the essential elements for life are proteins. These molecules, of incredibly varied sizes, shapes and functions, play a crucial role without which the world would be an inert planet. Their importance is such that science believes that life began with the formation of the organic compounds that make up proteins, the amino acids, from inorganic matter and chemical reactions. The discipline that focuses its study on these molecules is proteomics, and now you have the opportunity to discover how to work in a laboratory in this field. On Tuesday 17 May, the Proteomics Unit of the Centre for Genomic Regulation and Pompeu Fabra University will open its doors to the public.

The open day is organised in two guided visits and are part of the Open Administration Week promoted by the Ministry of Science and Innovation (from 16 to 20 May). The Proteomics Unit of the CRG-UPF has been recognised by the Ministry as a Singular Scientific and Technical Infrastructure, which means that it constitutes a much-needed support facility to carry out research of excellence and a leader in the whole country.

During the visit, aimed at people aged 18 and over, you will be able to see the state-of-the-art equipment with which the centre is equipped, different techniques for protein analysis and a selection of research projects in which the service is involved. Come and learn all the secrets of this branch of research from Eduard Sabidó, head of the Proteomics Unit of the CRG-UPF.

More information on this link.

Publication date: Wednesday, 11 May 2022
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