The UCLA-DOE Institute for Genomics and Proteomics brings frontier research efforts to bear on key scientific mission areas for the U.S. Department of Energy.  Over its history, the IGP has led many scientific developments, with discoveries and technological innovations impacting the DOE, the U.S. National Laboratories, and the broader scientific community.




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The Institute for Genomics and Proteomics

The IGP comprises a dozen leading faculty members and their laboratories, assembled for their world-leading expertise in diverse but connected areas: Microbes, Plants, and Enabling Capabilities.

The Institute’s mid-range operational size makes it possible for scientific investigators to form small collaborative teams with complementary expertise, while remaining agile enough to move in new directions dictated by novel discoveries and evolving scientific needs.

Technology development and dissemination form central pillars of the IGP.  The IGP is at the leading edge of methods developments in computational and experimental genomics, macromolecular structure and imaging, metabolic engineering, and macromolecular design.  The IGP fosters and spreads technology innovation through support of a set of core facilities: X-ray and EM Structure Determination, Biocomputing, Protein Expression, and Macromolecular NMR.

Problem solving is our foundation

Innovation is our focus

The current research goals of the UCLA-DOE Institute are being carried out through teams focusing on major scientific challenges in three areas: Microbial Systems: Energy and Biomass; Plant Systems: Cellulomics and Organismal Function; and Atomic Structure and Enabling Capabilities.