Montreal Network for Pharmaco-Proteomics and Structural Genomics

Principal Investigator: John J.M. Bergeron
Theme : Health
Competition : Competition I
Status : Completed
Start : Jan. 1, 2002
End: Mar. 31, 2006
Budget : $14,256,560.00

The aim of this project is to set up a facility to allow researchers to investigate the function and structure of genes and proteins that can be used in developing new drugs. The facility will emphasize protein mapping, identification and characterization. One project, the cell map, involves mapping and characterizing proteins and how they are associated with all parts of a cell. Another project, molecular machines, involves using assays to map and validate protein interactions with other proteins, and the third, structural genomics, analyzes the structures of key proteins. The project will bring together investigators who use biochemical, cell biological, genomics, engineering, DNA chip technology, protein sequence analysis, and X-ray crystallography, among other innovative disciplines and technologies.


Co-project leaders:

Miroslaw (Mirek) Cygler NRC Biotechnology Research Institute
Michel Desjardins Université de Montréal
Robert Kearney McGill University



Eric Chevet Royal Victoria Hospital
Peter McPherson Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital
Jacques Paiement Université de Montréal
Barry Posner McGill University
Alexey Pshezhetsky CHU Sainte Justine
Wayne Sossin Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital
David Thomas McGill University