Proteomics and metabolomics, like many fields of science, are driven by technological change. Scientists have studied proteins and metabolites for over 100 years, but the developmentĀ of modern analytical techniques, such as mass spectrometry, now allows the characterisation and quantitation of proteins and metabolites on a vast scale. This new ability, to probe the hidden chemical world of cells and tissues, is expanding our understanding of biology in ways that will eventually provide improved medicines, diagnostic techniques and more efficient agriculture.

The education section of the PMV website aims to share the excitement of this biological revolution with the general public. Different sections will cover the basic principles of proteomic and metabolomic science, as well asĀ some of the challenges of using these techniques to investigate biological processes. Please feel free to post any questions about protoemics and metabolomics in the forum section if you wish to learn more.