RESEARCH CENTER FOR PROTEOME ANALYSIS(RCPA)was born in Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences,Chinese Academy of Sciences,in the first year of the new century. 

In the postgenomic era, nobody will neglect proteomic research, which concern all proteins expressed in a cell or tissue. The mission of RCPA is to conduct research on proteomes of different cells, tissues and microorganisms, which are related to human health and diseases,and to develop new techniques on proteomic analysis. The RCPA has been equipped with the state-of-the-art instruments. The RCPA consists of four labs: 2D-PAGE lab, MS lab,Protein Analysis lab and Proteome Bioinformatics lab. The RCPA disseminates the research information through its SIBS-2DPAGE database.

Studies co-operated with Chinese genomic center at shanghai on genomics and proteomics of Leptospira Interrogans was published on NATURE magazine.

New type of Q-TOF mass spectrometer equipped with ESI and MALDI source has been installed in our center.

We have successfully gotten 863 foundation for proteomics related to human disease and biological function.

Director Xia has become the Council member of Human Proteome Organization (HUPO)

The proteomic research on SARS virus are being carried out in our center


Research Platform:  
  • 2D-PAGE and Sample preparation platform

  • Mass spectrometry platform

  • Protein analysis platform(non-gel separation and purification,Edman Sequencings)

  • Proteomic bioinformatics platform

Research Direction:

  • Proteomics Research related to Human disease

  • Proteomic Bioinformatics

  • New Proteomics Research Method and Technology

Protein and peptide drug development Service Item:

  • N,C-terminal Amino Acid Sequencing

  • Molecular weight determination by MS

  • Protein Identification by MS

  • 2-D Gel Analysis

  • protein purification

  • routine service

320 Yueyang Road, Shanghai,P.R.China  200031
TEL: 54920169 54920167  FAX: 54920171