The primary objective is to collaborate with or conduct
research consistent with the division activities in measurement science, standards, technology, and
data required to support the nation’s needs in determining the composition, structure, quantity, and
function of biomolecules. In partnership with U.S. industry, government agencies, and scientific
institutions, the division performs fundamental and applied research on the measurement of
macromolecules such as proteins and nucleic acids, as well as peptides, glycans, metabolites, lipids,
and natural products.