Mission and Goals
The overall mission of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Human Proteomics Program is to improve the health of the citizens of Wisconsin, the nation and the world through a program of research and education dedicated to understanding the basis for human health and disease, identifying potential molecular targets for the treatment of disease, and developing high-throughput assays for early detection of disease and the risk for disease.
Specific goals of the Program in its first 5 years of operation include:
- Develop core facilities for mass spectrometry and bioinformatics dedicated to proteomics research as a means for understanding the determinants of health and disease, discovering novel biomarkers of disease, and using biomarkers to establish high- throughput screening assays for early detection of disease.
- Provide training in proteomics research to faculty, staff and students. Catalyze basic and clinical research collaborations that promote extramural funding of cutting-edge proteomics research.
- Establish educational programs and means of communication to inform both investigators and the public about the basis for proteomics and its potential as a tool for biomedical research and improving public health.