PICt ... the LIGAND & protein screening facility for science
The Integrated Screening Platform of Toulouse (PICT) aims at providing the scientific and medical community with a complete package of technologies and expertise allowing the random- or structure-based identification and the rational design of inhibitors of therapeutic targets, or effectors of any other target, the discovery of new enzymes and the characterization of their interactions. Read more
PICT combines the know-how and the expertise of three existing facilities, all located in Toulouse, (France) at:
- The Institut de Pharmacologie et de Biologie Structurale (IPBS: biophysics, structural biology, and bioinformatics).
- The Laboratoire de Synthèse et Physicochimie des Molécules d’Intérêt Biologique (LSPCMIB: chemistry and automated parallel synthesis).
- The Laboratoire d’Ingénierie des Systèmes Biologiques et des Procédés (LISBP : enzyme discovery and optimization).
PICT will adapt to your needs in structural biology, screening, and characterization of target-ligand interaction through a wide range of services. Read more.
PICT has been recognized at the national level (IBiSA, the coordination of the research platforms in life sciences) and is integrated in GenoToul (i.e. the Genopole Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées). The platform is certified ISO 9001:2008 since July 2012, and NFX-50-900 since July 2015.
PICT is headed by a Scientific Committee that helps defining project orientation and long-term development of the facility. A Steering Committee is in charge of practical details, such as setting up projects and operational aspects over the three technical facilities. A project manager coordinates the implementation of the different approaches. Read more