The Israel Structural Proteomics Center (ISPC) at the
Weizmann Institute of Science,
directed by Prof Joel L. Sussman, was founded in 2002 with the support
of the Israel Ministry of Science and the Divadol Foundation.
It serves as an Israeli National Center for protein production, biochemical/biophysical studies and structure determination.
It is within the Structural Proteomics Unit, headed by Prof Zvi Livneh, Dean of the Faculty of Biochemistry.
The ISPC provides a service for the determination and analsysis of protein structures for scientists
both at the Weizmann and at other academic institutions and biotech/pharma companies in Israel and abroad,
as well as providing 'in house' training and consultation for students and staff.
The ISPC was part of the European Union SPINE2,
It is now one of the 6 core partners in the Integrated Structural Biology Infrastructure in Europe
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The ISPC has developed key new tools for studying protein structure/function:
Cloning & expression in bacteria, yeast, Baculovirus and HEK 293 cells
Purification & screening of folding conditions
HTP robotic crystallization
eMovie: A storyboard-based tool for making molecular movies
Visualization of 3D protein structures at the Jean Goldwurm 3D Visualization Theater
The collaborative 3D encyclopedia of proteins and other molecules
European Integrated Structural Biology Infrastructure Launching (Feb, 2012)
Additional ISPC activities:
2nd BIOMics Workshop and Conference (Nov, 2010)
Chinese Science Minister at the ISPC (May, 2010)
SPINE2 Workshop on
New Strategies for Cloning & Expression of Protein Complexes in E. coli & Insect Cells (Nov, 2009)
BIOMics Workshop and Conference (Sep, 2009)
ISPC Retreat, Jerusalem
Meeting, Jordan (Dec, 2005)
Meeting 2005 (Nov, 2005)
SPINE Workshop on
Micro-batch Protein Crystallization (Feb, 2005)
Several books have been edited by ISPC members:
"Structural Proteomics and Its Impact on Life Sciences",
"Computational Protein-Protein Interactions" and
"From Molecules to Medicine".