Protein biology encompasses both the study of the structure and function of proteins as the primary focus of investigation, and the use of antibodies, proteins, and peptides as tools to purify, detect, and characterize biological systems. Certain methods of protein analysis, such as western blotting and ELISA, have been used routinely in laboratories for many years. Others, such as quantitative protein mass spectrometry, are relatively recent and rapidly developing technologies. New tools and products are continually being developed to advance all aspects of protein biology research.
The purpose of this learning center is to connect scientists (whether new or experienced) to our many resources for learning about protein analysis methods and products.