Our mission is to advance the measurement of human proteins with greater precision, to bring to the world the benefits of absolute molecular specificity when it comes to interrogating proteins at the molecular level. Hence, the full expression of this vision is to sequence the human proteome, and that’s what the Cell-Based Human Proteome Project is about. It brings us into a really interesting, open, and provocative conversation about science and technology.
The Cell-Based Human Proteome Project is something I proposed in 2012 and have been advancing since then with support from the Consortium for Top Down Proteomics and the Paul G. Allen Frontiers Program. The proposal was to map 250,000 proteoforms in 4,000 different cell types.