Johns Hopkins University Deploys Proteus for Lab and Scientific Data Management Solution
News Apr 08, 2009
GenoLogics has announced the Technical Implementation and Coordination Core (TICC) of the Johns Hopkins NHLBI Proteomics Center has deployed Proteus for its lab and scientific data management system.
The mission of the Johns Hopkins NHLBI Proteomics Center is to apply methods and develop new approaches to investigate the proteomics of adaptation to ischemia and hypoxia, a biological process of general relevance to heart, lung and blood diseases.
The biological research goals of the Center drive the creation of technical to improve methods for tracking dynamic protein or post-translational changes in disease, develop improved instrumentation and methods for taking advantage of novel capabilities and for computational analysis and dynamic modeling of subproteomes.
“Implementing a data management solution is critical to achieving our research goals and technical innovations at the Proteomics Center,” said Dr. Robert Cole, Director of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics Facility. “We decided to work with GenoLogics to deploy our solution for a number of reasons. The most important of which is their solution’s flexibility to integrate multiple and diverse platforms such as the Thermo LTQ and ABI QSTAR mass spectrometers, 2D DIGE images and Mascot and Scaffold Batch data analysis software. Their ability to add new technologies as the core grows is another reason we are working with GenoLogics.”
Proteus combines the strength of a multi-science platform while maintaining its application features for proteomics research. It can improve lab efficiency by automating data capture from instrument and software integrations and by tracking projects, samples and results.
Proteus can be configured for new technologies and workflows, including user-level configurations without programming skills. It operates on a configurable and adaptable platform that can support many sciences across multiple facilities. The platform includes features such as automated informatics, which allows customers to pipeline data from different sources and enhance their analysis. And with LabLink, a web-based collaboration tool, Proteus allows clients to interact with remote researchers and publish results.