The Proteomics Infrastructure of Toulouse has been created in 2001 based on the expertise in mass spectrometry (MS) of researchers from the Institute of Pharmacology and Structural Biology (IPBS), which constitutes the main site (http://www.ipbs.fr/?-Proteomique). A partner site close to hospital research groups is associated to the main site and provides complementary technical skills. This site is located at the Cancer Research Center of Toulouse (CRCT). The Proteomics Infrastructure of Toulouse is part of the Regional network of technological facilities, Génotoul.
Based on its expertise in the field of mass spectrometry and proteomics and using up-to-date mass spectrometry instrumentation and bioinformatics tools, the Proteomics Infrastructure of Toulouse proposes state-of-the-art proteomics analyses to the academic and industrial scientific communities. It has received the national label from IBiSA for technological facilities in biology and has been certified ISO 9001 since 2006 and NF X 50-900 since 2014.
Since 2012 the proteomics group of the main site is one of the three nodes of the French Proteomics Infrastructure, ProFI (“Investissements d’avenir” from the French Ministry of Research). This distributed infrastructure aims first at gathering complementary expertise in proteomics to develop new bioinformatic tools and to set-up efficient targeted and large-scale quantitative proteomics workflows and second at collaborating with the scientific community to share knowledge and to handle challenging programs in proteomics.