Brief History

The Proteomics Research in Interactions and Structure of Macromolecules (PRISM) Centre was formally established in April 2013. The goals of the Centre is to increase research intensity at the University of Saskatchewan in the area of protein science and to create a unique training and research environment to attract and retain outstanding graduate students, along with critical mass in the broad research area that will enable recruiting outstanding new faculty to the University of Saskatchewan.

The Centre has over 20 members from different Colleges across the campus. The College of Medicine provided seed funding to support scholarships for students working on collaborative projects. CoM also supports the seminar program and an annual meeting where the trainees present their research. To support protein research the Centre established a Protein Characterization and Crystallization Facility (PCCF) with unique equipment available to all PRISM members.