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Rutgers University

CENTER FOR INTEGRATIVE PROTEOMICS RESEARCH

 

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LOCATION:

Piscataway, New Jersey

COMPLETED:

December 2011

TOTAL SQUARE FOOTAGE:

74,000 sq. ft.

PROJECT SERVICES:

Construction Management

Torcon managed the construction of Rutgers University’s new Center for Integrative Proteomics Research, a four-story 74,000 sq. ft. facility on the Busch Campus. The Center houses scholars from multiple disciplines and departments at Rutgers. Scientists study structures, functions and interactions of proteins to advance medicine by increasing the ability to concentrate on each patient’s unique biological profile.

The new building includes office space, conference and seminar-style class rooms, and both wet and dry labs. It is designed to USGBC LEED-Silver standards.

The new Proteomics Center is the new home for the Protein Data Bank, a worldwide repository that gathers data on 3D structures of large biological molecules. All aspects of the proteomics pipeline, from initial studies to a wealth of data in the PDB are housed within the new building. The new building is also home to the University’s BioMaPS Graduate Program in Computational Biology and Molecular Biophysics.

The facility houses a variety of specialized labs and imaging suites, including NMR Mass Spectrometers, X-Ray Crystallographic equipment, and a Cryo-Electron Microscope Suite with two scopes. These sophisticated instruments are used to determine the structure of molecules and proteins at an atomic level to help develop individualized therapeutic approaches based on genetics and proteomic profiles.