Working together to build the foundation for drug discovery
The Functional Proteomics Center (FPXC) aims to develop technologies for efficient discovery of protein function-controlling low molecular weight compounds by combining elemental technologies in leading-edge protein functional analysis and by creating new protein functional analysis technologies, and to apply those technologies to various targets. The FPXC pursues research that integrates target identification, protein production, interaction analysis, low molecular weight screening, informatics-based interaction prediction, and so forth, and plans to engage in research and development
of equipment and informatics methodologies that can increase analysis throughput and lower costs. In addition to conducting basic research, the FPXC is looking to become directly involved in the drug discovery process by coordinating research with equipment manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, and biotech firms.