Centre for Advanced Proteomics and Chemogenomic Analyses (CAPCA)

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Centre for Advanced Proteomics and Chemogenomic Analyses (CAPCA)

The Centre for Advanced Proteomic and Chemogenomic Analyses (CAPCA) is a multi-disciplinary facility that provides state-of-the-art proteomics technologies to support the development of immunotherapies to fight cancer and the discovery of cellular regulatory mechanisms based on protein interactions and post-translational modifications.

Scientific Director Pierre Thibault
Pierre Thibault
Scientific Director

CAPCA is located at Université de Montréal's Institute of Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC). It provides a rich multi-disciplinary environment with state-of-the-art technologies that permit valuable collaboration with internal and external clients.

CAPCA has unique expertise in analyzing Major Histocompatibility Class I (MHC I) peptides from antigen presenting cells. The profiling of MHC I peptides from normal and cancer cells can be used to develop more effective cancer immunotherapy treatment. In addition to this unique strength, CAPCA also provides a wide range of services to Canadian researchers, including the identification and quantification of proteins from complex samples, and the analysis of post-translational modifications typically found on proteins. In offering these services, CAPCA builds on the expertise of IRIC scientists in protein chemistry, bioanalytical mass spectrometry and systems biology.

The Centre is equipped with leading-edge, high-performance mass spectrometry, liquid chromatography and electrophoresis instrumentation. It also relies on a strong expertise in bioinformatics for data processing and analysis. CAPCA also trains highly qualified personnel, including graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, visiting scientists and research assistants, in the latest advances in proteomics analysis. CAPCA will continue to advance novel concepts and promote collaborative research while simultaneously fostering training environments that meet the highest criteria of scientific and academic excellence.



Éric Bonneil
Tel.: 514 343-6111, ext. 0646
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