NNF Center for Protein Research Copenhagen
The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research is established at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen, to promote basic and applied discovery research on human proteins of medical relevance. The Center has been made possible by a donation of 100 million Euro from the Novo Nordisk Foundation and the University of Copenhagen. At full strength, the Center will house ~150 scientists. The fully renovated and dedicated laboratories (4500 m2) were ready for use in April 2009.
The Center commenced full-scale operations during 2009, focused on studies of the human proteome. Around 20 staff members will be dedicated to protein production and characterisation using prokaryotic and eukaryotic systems.
Role in AFFINOMICS: The CPR functions as one of four major protein/antigen producers in ProtAffin WP1. The focus of the CPR is to complement the other producing laboratories in particular with eukaryotic expression of more complex and longer proteins compared to what is tractable using E. coli. However, bacterial expression are also be employed.