Protein research worldwide is growing rapidly, fuelled by advances in molecular biology and biophysical techniques. The formidable challenge in the coming decades is to understand how the specific structures, interactions and motions of tens of thousands of proteins make life happen. The fundamental knowledge gained in this endeavor will form the basis for biomedical and biotechnological innovation in the 21st century. With our main focus on fundamental protein research we accept this challenge.
The output from CMPS is highly competitive on a national scale, as shown by publications in high-impact journals. Journals specific to the field of protein science include Biochemistry, Protein Sci., Proteins, J. Mol. Biol., J. Biol. Chem., Biophys. J. CMPS scientists have also published 14% of the total output from Lund University in the category of general science journals Nature, Science and Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. (Data from ISI Web of Science.)