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Proteomics and Protein Analysis Core

Overview of Services

The Proteomics and Protein Analysis Core of the Biocenter Oulu offers service to researchers in academia and industry at local, national and international level and is headed by Professor Lloyd Ruddock, Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine at the University of Oulu. It consists of three facilities, each coordinated by a senior scientist:

  1. Biophysical protein analysis and amino acid analysis
    • Analysis of real-time protein-ligand interactions
    • Measurement of thermo-dynamical parameters
    • Study of protein/peptide secondary structures and stabilites
    • Amino acid composition analysis

       2. Mass spectrometry

    • Characterization of proteins from gels
    • Analysis of full-length proteins
    • Analysis of protein mixtures

       3. Proteomics (two-dimensional gel electrophoresis, 2-DE)

    • Large-scale screening of protein levels in complex protein extracts
    • Study of specific protein isoforms
    • Detection of protein modifications

See the links below for further details about service and equipment.


Rajaram Venkatesan
Core Director

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

Monday - Friday
8 AM - 4 PM 

Aapistie 7C

Links and Resources

  1. Biophysical Protein Analysis and Amino Acid Analysis
  2. Mass Spectometry
  3. Proteomics


Name Role Phone Email Location
Dr. Rajaram Venkatesan
Core Director
office: L104B
Dr. Hongmin Tu
Biophysical core facility
office: F008 | lab: F040A, L041
Dr. Ulrich Bergmann
Mass Spectometry core facility
office F009 | lab: F041A
Dr. Steffen Ohlmeier
Proteomics core facility
office: F009 | lab: F004
Hannele Härkman
office: F008 | lab: F004, F040A, F041A, L041
Anu Myllymäki
office: F008 | lab: F004, F040A, F041A, L041

Service list

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Mass Spectrometry Services (1)
Protein Biophysical Analysis Services (2)
Protein Biophysical Analysis Consumables (3)