Researchers at the Department of Immunology publish groundbreaking proteomics technology in Nature Methods.

Fridtjof Lund-Johansen (center) and co-workers
Fridtjof Lund-Johansen (center) and co-workers

The prestigious journal Nature Methods recently published an article by proteomics researchers at the Department of Immunology. "We describe a simple and affordable method for large-scale protein analysis and test the specificity of 6000 commercially available antibodies to human proteins" says Fridtjof Lund-Johansen, who led the study.
The findings are drawing attention, and the major national news outlet for health and medicine "Dagens Medisin" has covered the story.

Proteins are the building blocks of cells and tissues, and they operate in complex clockworks to exert a host of biological functions. The purpose of large-scale protein analysis, or proteomics, is to dissect these clockworks and understand how they operate. Most drugs act by modifying the function of one or more proteins, so there is good reason to believe that insight from proteomics research will open new avenues for therapy.