VIB Protein Service Facility (PSF)

Every single step in protein expression and purification

Drawn from the expertise at the VIB Inflammation Research Center, UGent, the Protein Service Facility (PSF) has a long history of developing and using recombinant expression technology, offering you services for expression (upstream), production optimization and protein purification (downstream)

  • From cDNA sequence to purified protein
  • E. coli and P. pastoris up to 20 liter 
  • Mammalian cells up to 5 liters
  • Lysis, collection, UF/DF, chromatography

Starting with a cDNA sequence, or a cDNA sequence that expresses protein problematically, the PSF offers a number of services to come to a convenient solution:

Parallel cloning and expression in a subset of different expression systems for E. coli.

A matrix approach to optimizing refolding conditions and recovery of proteins from inclusion bodies.

If no purification method is available, a screen can be set up to test a range of different (or combinations of) matrices to purify the protein of interest.

Advantages of PSF

  • Quality and speed 
  • Proven technology, based on academic expertise 
  • Results in two to four weeks 
  • Personal service
  • From setup to data analysis

Expert technologist
Jurgen Haustraete

VIB Protein Service Facility, UGent (PSF)
UGent-VIB Research Building FSVM
Technologiepark 927
9052 GENT 
phone: +32 9 331 36 10


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