RUBICON is a Network of Excellence funded by the European Community with the aim to establish a European forum for research on the molecular principles and regulatory roles of protein modifications by linkage of ubiquitin and ubiquitin-like molecules.
RUBICON brings together investigators from different backgrounds that will work together in a multi-disciplinary effort to develop the knowledge base for the discovery of novel mechanism-based therapeutic approaches to disease.
In the five years to come, RUBICON will establish:
|Multicenter research projects that will foster the exchange of knowledge between partner labs and the integration of different disciplines|
|Virtual core facilities that will facilitate the access to specialized infrastructures in key areas such as e.g. proteomics, DNA microarrays and structural genomics|
|A virtual repository for reagents and experimental protocols and research data that will facilitate the access to research tools and the rapid spread of scientific knowledge|
|Multidisciplinary training courses that will bring together a new generation of young researchers|
|A communications platform that will foster interactions between the research community, the pharmaceutical industry, and the general public through the RUBICON website, dedicated meetings and workshops and a teaching programme for schools |