Dr. Robert Olafson has been at the forefront of protein research for more than 25 years and has earned international recognition for his work in molecular parasitology.  But his greatest legacy goes far beyond single field of study.  When he joined the University of Victoria in 1981, he could see that the future of biochemical and biomedical research lay in the analysis of protein structure and function, now known as proteomics.  Determined that the University of Victoria lead the way, he established the UVic Protein Chemistry Centre.  Under his guidance, the centre blossomed into an internationally acclaimed facility.  Today, the UVic-Genome BC Proteomics Centre, the largest of its kind in Canada is located at the University of Victoria’s Vancouver Island Technology Park, provides analytical services to academic, industrial and government laboratories around the world.