Mission statement

MISSION STATEMENT

Medizinisches Proteom-Center, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

The mission statement of the Medizinisches Proteom-Center describes our institute´s strategic tasks, aims and values. The mission statement serves as a guideline, orientation and motivation for the research areas and all work groups of the Medizinisches Proteom-Center. It is supposed to help the employees of the Medizinisches Proteom-Center to identify themselves with the institute´s ambitions and ethics and it defines guiding principles of how these aims are to be reached.

We perform research on the highest scientific level.

The focus of our research is on prevailing medical questions which we answer with innovative proteome-analytical technologies. We present the results of this research in high ranking publications and on international conferences. Our motivation is an active contribution to the elucidation of causes and mechanisms of disease development and progression. With our work, we stand for reliability and trust and we are, therefore, involved in many successful collaborations and consortia.

We stand for high-quality teaching.

Due to our inter-disciplinary concept, we are able to impart a broad range of knowledge, practical methods and up-to-date techniques to students of different disciplines. By regularly attending didactical training we continuously enhance our teaching skills in order to offer high standard lectures and seminars. Likewise, we consider and discuss the students´ evaluations as being constructive feedback.

We pay attention to our communication.

Our communication is characterised by tolerance and the respectful interaction of our employees with each other. We communicate with colleagues and third parties in a friendly, objective and fair manner. Conflicts and criticism are met constructively and we live an open feedback culture. Every employee has the possibility of helping to develop the team´s quality on the professional as well as on the personal level, to engage him or herself in the academic environment and to take responsibility.

We are a unity of diversity.

We unite employees and students from diverse fields and different levels of qualification. Due to exchange and cooperation we benefit from our diverse areas of expertise. We respect the principal of equal opportunities and consider our gender-related, cultural and social diversity enriching.

We benefit from our strengths together.

Our work is characterised by a broad range of skills. Teamwork and exchange between the different work groups lead to corporate ideas and objectives. Together we create and maintain a network of helpfulness, creativity and motivation. We support the continued development of our employees and the institute.