Mathias Uhlen, the director of the Human Protein Atlas and a professor in Stockholm, shares his inspiration for researching medicine. He wanted tosystematically study proteins, the fundamental building blocks of thehuman body. The Human Protein Atlasaims to understand each of the approximately 20,000 proteins in-depth to create a valuable resource for humanity and research.
As a scientist, Uhlen sees "omics forall" as incorporating new datat echnologies to transform abundant data into meaningful information. The goal is to utilize omics and precision
diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and infectious diseases." The project aims to identify disease profiles in the blood for early detection and stratification. Additionally, they are exploring multiplex tissue profiling, which allowsa broader understanding of proteins and tissues. Lastly, single-cell analysisis being pursued to examine the content of individual cells within the bodymedicine to make the best use of data, enabling the creation of knowledge and valuable insights.
While precision medicine is yet to fulfillits promise, ongoing research andtechnological advancements hold the potential for significant break-throughs. Uhlen believes that newtechnologies, such as those offered by MGI, could contribute to the success ful implementation of precision medicine in clinical settings.
He said: "The next steps for the Human Protein Atlas involve focusing on diseases, including cancer, autoimmune.