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Waters’ Centers of Innovation Program honours Ohio State University Laboratory

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Wysocki-Led facility recognised for proteomics, disease research, mass spectrometry excellence

The Ohio State University and Waters Corporation officially welcomed the University’s Campus Chemical Instrument Center into the Waters Centers of Innovation Program. Headed by Prof Vicki Wysocki, an Ohio Eminent Scholar and Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, the centre is renowned for fundamental research into ways of characterising protein complexes, or assemblies of multiple individual proteins, that living organisms depend on for their survival. The research of the Wysocki Research Group could one day lead to new understanding of conditions, such as high blood pressure, arteriosclerosis, pre-eclampsia, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, among others.

“We are honoured to join the Waters Centers of Innovation Program as a partner and applaud the state-of-the-art instrumentation and technical support that Waters has provided,” said Caroline Whitacre, Vice President for Research, Ohio State.

“Having access to the Waters technology has enabled the stellar work of Wysocki as she works to develop improved mass spectrometry approaches to determine structures of protein complexes. This research is helping researchers across the Ohio State campus and elsewhere to achieve breakthroughs and develop solutions that will have global impact.”

Abetting Wysocki in her research are advances in mass spectrometry technologies that allow her to probe the structures of protein complexes like never before.

EP News BureauMumbai

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