Center for Integrative Proteomics Research
...and a mission
Our vision...is to be an internationally recognized center of excellence for complementary experimental and computational studies of complex, large-scale molecular systems.
Our mission...is to provide the environment and infrastructure required to support broad-based, multi-disciplinary teams committed to hybrid methodological studies of challenging biological and biomedical research problems.
The Center for Integrative Proteomics Research (CIPR) is a new 75,000-square-foot facility on the Busch Science Campus of Rutgers University dedicated to fostering interdisciplinary structure-function studies of complex biomolecular phenomena. Center members include internationally recognized Rutgers faculty, leading dynamic research groups focused on computational chemistry, structural biology, mechanistic enzymology, and bioinformatics. The Center is the home of the Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics (RCSB) Protein Data Bank (PDB), which operates one of the four global data centers comprising the worldwide Protein Data Bank. In addition, the Center serves as the headquarters of the BioMaPS Institute for Quantitative Biology, with its interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Computational Biology and Molecular Biophysics. Core facilities housed within the Center include state-of-the-art instrumentation for protein NMR spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, and protein/nucleic acid physical chemistry, and hardware for high performance computing. A custom-built cryo-electron microscopy suite will be equipped in the near future.