Recent shift in importance from genomics towards the postgenomic fields of functional genomics, proteomics, glycomics
and metabolomics, necessitates the development of high resolution separation techniques to solve formidable bioanalytical
problems and provide the means for novel applications in life sciences. Bioseparation science is expected to play a
crucial role in making global gene expression analysis possible at the systems biology level. To address these challenges,
the Horváth Laboratory of Bioseparation Sciences has been established as a Center of Excellence in the Central and
Eastern European region at the Research Centre for Molecular Medicine, located in the Medical and Health Sciences of the
University of Debrecen, Hungary to pursue fundamental and applied research in the field of bioseparation sciences particularly
multidimensional separations, miniaturization and proteomics and glycomics based biomarker discovery.