Proteomics studies the protein - the set of proteins that is expressed via a genome. The study of the genome has produced a great deal of necessary information, albeit insufficient for knowledge about biological processes, and has made it necessary to specifically study the protein. The proteome is a highly-dynamic element that varies according to the different states and conditions in which a cell or subcellular compartment can be found. The same genome gives rise to the expression of different proteins, depending on the cellular state, while these in turn may be modified differently in response to different requirements. This means that different proteomes can be obtained from the same genome.

Huge advances have been made in recent times in the study of the proteome thanks to the complete sequencing of a greater number of genomes, among them the human one; the development of powerful bioinformatic tools that enable a large amount of information to be analysed in a short time, and the technological advances - especially in mass spectrometry - which have considerably increased the quantity and quality of information obtained in experimental analysis.

The Proteomics Unit of the La UPV/EHU, located at the Faculty of Science and Technology on the Bizkaia Campus, is a general service that lends support to research and whose aim is to offer its services to research groups from the UPV/EHU and to the scientific community in general. The Proteomics Unit of the UPV/EHU attempts to provide full support both on an experimental and intellectual level to its users, for which purpose we have state-of-the-art equipment and qualified personnel at our disposal.