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Iran is cooperating in global Human Proteome Project

Source: Mehr News Agency

A researcher of Royan Research Institute said here Saturday Iran is cooperating with 19 developed countries in the global Human Proteome Project (HPP) in the fields of medicine and science.

Royan Institute

Speaking to IRNA, Mehdi Ali-Khani said the project is a collaborative effort coordinated by the Human Proteome Organization (HUPO).

He said the HUPO goal is to experimentally observe all of the proteins produced by the sequences translated from the human genome.

Ali-khani stressed that the project can also provide extensive information on basic science and medicine, and in finding genetic characteristics (markers) that would be effective for detection of various diseases.

ˈIn this project, a group of world researchers and laboratory professionals are gathering to exchange views,ˈ he said, adding all genes in human chromosomes will be examined during the project.

The Human Proteome Project (HPP) is an international scientific organization representing and promoting proteomics through international cooperation and collaborations by fostering the development of new technologies, techniques and training.

Iran's Royan Institute is a public non-governmental non-profitable organization established in 1991 by the late Dr. saeid Kazemi Ashtiani as an infertility clinic. In 1998 this institute was approved by Ministry of Health as Cell Based Research Center. Now this institute acts as leader of Stem Cell research and also one of the best clinics for infertility treatment. It has 45 scientific members and 53 lab technicians working in 6 departments: stem cells, embryology, genetics, female infertility and andrology.

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