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LP3 - Lund Protein Production Platform

Lund Protein Production Platform, LP3, is a cross-faculty facility for protein production, purification and crystallization, primarily directed at academic research groups based at Lund University.

The services available include

  • Cloning - design of a vector construct, ordering of a synthetic gene, cloning and plasmid preparation.
  • Protein production in bacterial (E. coli) or eukaryotic (insect) cells.
  • Microbiological growth monitoring (Bioscreen C).
  • Protein labeling (seleno-methionine incorporation, labeling with stable isotopes (2H, 13C, 15N), biotinylation, phosphorylation).
  • Protein purification using state of the art chromatography equipment.
  • Development of expression and purification protocols.
  • High-throughput protein crystallization.

LP3 works as an intellectual hub for exchange of scientific ideas and for dissemination and assimilation of new methodologies for protein production, purification and analysis. The service facility is integrated with research training and development of skills in experimental protein science for PhD students and postdocs.

What are the costs?

In view of the customized nature of the services provided it is necessary to obtain a quotation from LP3 for the desired work.

A price list for protein crystallization and characterization can be found here.

Beyond LP3

For access to additional protein characterization methods (CD, MS, NMR, etc) we can help you come in contact with the appropriate experts.  A list of all available infrastructures at Lund University can be found here.

Related facilities

LP3 is one of several protein production facilities in Sweden that form the Protein Production Network Sweden (PPNS), each with its own specialties and focus. PPNS is an informal network formed in 2013 between protein production facilities at Swedish universities. The overall aim is to make competence and protein production methodologies available to the Swedish academic life science community and to make best use of our available resources. A link to the PPNS homepage and presentation, as well as contact details of the participating facilities can be found here.

The DEuteration and MAcromolecular Xtallization (DEMAX) platform of the European Spallation Source ERIC (ESS) moved into Biology House A at Lund University and is co-localized with the LP3. DEMAX and LP3 are collaborating to coordinate their efforts to develop cost-effective production of deuterated biomaterials (lipids and proteins) for neutron-based methods such as protein crystallography, neutron reflectometry, and small angle neutron scattering. For more details of DEMAX click here.

LP3 is also engaged in the European association Core Technologies for the Life Sciences.

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Contact information

The LP3 labs are located on floor 1 in Biology building A, Sölvegatan 35, Lund.

The Biology Building

Lund Protein Production Platform
Biology Building A
Sölvegatan 35

Phone:
+46 46 2227785

E-mail:
lp3 [at] biol.lu.se


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Annual reports

Funding

LP3 acknowledges generous financial support from Lund University, Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (SWEGENE programme), the Erik & Maja Lundqvist Foundation, the Carl Tesdorpf Foundation and the Swedish Research Council.