Scientific objectives and milestones for InterPrET (2012-2016)

InterPrET aims to become one of the world leaders at investigating PPIs of membrane proteins and an internationally recognized membrane protein research/training center.

The objectives that we expect to accomplish through integrating the expertise of center members and collaborative networks are to:

  • develop new strategies for identification of membrane protein complexes in epithelial cells (2012-2015)
  • elucidate physiologically relevant membrane PPIs in their natural cellular environment (2012-2016)
  • establish techniques to isolate dynamic and transient PPIs that can be applied to other fields (2012-2015)
  • exploit high-res imaging to study the dynamics of membrane protein complex assembly (2013-2016)
  • establish general mechanisms and bioinformatic models for PPI function (2014-2016)
  • deliver trained interdisciplinary researchers for the academic and pharmaceutical fields (2012-2016)
  • become a major hub for an extensive international research network on membrane PPIs (2012-2016)