The MASSTRPLAN project

The project focuses on “Lipoxidation”, which means the modification of proteins by reactive lipid oxidation products. Oxidative modifications and lipoxidation of proteins occur in inflammatory diseases, leading to cellular dysfunction and disease pathology; the development of improved mass spectrometry approaches will enable them to be analysed more efficiently. Read more…

The people

The people involved in this project. Read more…

Network and induction meeting Leipzig

The network and induction meeting in Leipzig was the first network and induction meeting of the project. Read more…

Building the future

 

MASSTRPLAN will generate a cohort of 14 early stage researchers with advanced instrument training in MS and analytical technologies to detect inflammatory damage, filling the current gap in this training area.

 

MASSTRPLAN – MASS spectrometry TRaining network for Protein Lipid adduct ANalysis

MASSTRPLAN is a multidisciplinary network of 6 academic beneficiaries, 2 hospital beneficiaries and 2 commercial beneficiaries, collaborating with 15 partners (technology, pharmaceuticals & life science-related industries, hospital & academic teams, and learned societies). Its focus is on “Lipoxidation”, which means the modification of proteins by reactive lipid oxidation products. Oxidative modifications and lipoxidation of proteins occur in inflammatory diseases, leading to cellular dysfunction and disease pathology; the development of improved mass spectrometry approaches will enable them to be analysed more efficiently. A non-specialist summary is available here.

MASSTRPLAN will train 14 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) in translational science centred on advanced analytical techniques to detect oxidized phospholipids & proteins in biological & clinical samples, evaluate their biochemical roles, and develop new diagnostic tools for commercialization.

MASSTRPLAN is funded by the European Commission’s REA with the H2020 MSCA with a total budget of €3.5 million. The project started on the 1st October 2015 and will run for 4 years.