The National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) in 2002 awarded a $446,320 Shared Instrumentation grant to Dr. Helen Kim, Director of the 2D-Proteomics Laboratory, for the purchase of an integrated and robotic system for high throughput image analysis of 2D-gels, robotic gel spot excision, and in-gel digestion and spotting onto mass spectrometry target plates. Genomic Solution robots were purchased and are utilized with three types of scanners (BioRad densitometer, Perkin-Elmer ProExpress for fluorescence and Odyssey for infra-red analysis) and two image analysis systems (NonLinear Dynamics Progenesis and GE Healthcare DeCyder).