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A modern era in molecular biology began in approximately 50 years ago, when the DNA structure was first determined. Since then, the knowledge on biomacromolecules and understanding the cell functions have therefore accelerated with the development of various techniques such as DNA sequencing.  Although nucleic acids store the information necessary for the production of functional proteins, however, proteins mediate the complex processes of biological systems in livingorganisms and in fact proteins play key roles in the majority of real cellular functions. This seems to be the main reason why the public interest in protein and peptide science has dramatically increased over the years.

On one hand, recent advances in recombinant DNA technology have revolutionized the mass production of proteins and on the other hand, the development of purification technology and access to precise and advanced analytical methods  have paved the way for better understanding of protein structures, features and functions.

Modern proteomic and genomic technologies also enable rapid screening of novel proteins with various therapeutic applications.

Although peptide and protein drugs have found an important position in therapeutics and recent advances in pharmaceutical biotechnology have led to an increase in the number of protein products in the market, however, the design of site-specific delivery systems for drug targeting remain a challenging issue for pharmaceutical scientists, due to the inherent instability, structural complexity and in turn the necessity for preserving the structural integrity.

Protein Technology Research Center at Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, is pleased to invite all interested scientists and researchers who are willing for efficient collaboration in promoting research projects on various fields of peptides and proteins.

Reza Aboofazeli, Pharm.D., Ph.D

The Director


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