To facilitate biomedical research in Chang Gung University (CGU) and Chang Gung Memorial Hospital (CGMH), the setup of Chang Gung Proteomics Core Laboratory (CGPCL) was initially proposed by Dr. Ying-Shiung Lee, the former Dean of Medical College, CGU and funded by CGMH in 2002. At the beginning, two mass spectrometers (Ultraflex MALDI-TOF/TOF MS and Esquire3000plus ESI-ion trap-MS) were equipped in the core, and the setup of CGPCL was accompanied with a program project “Applications of proteomics for exploring the pathogenesis and biomarkers of selected human cancers”, which was carried out by 5 faculty members in CGU and CGMH. In 2005, CGPCL was further supported by the Molecular Medicine Research Center (MMRC) (Director, Dr. Yu-Sun Chang) at CGU to install several state-of-art mass spectrometers and then integrated into MMRC as one of the functional core labs.
(1) Routine service for protein identification and quantification
(2) R & D for proteomic technology platforms