LipidNET- Pan-European Network in Lipidomics and Epilipidomics?
About this project
Lipidomics is a fast-developing discipline with a constantly growing number of users, applications and methods. At this stage, it is important to provide a platform for open discussion of all aspects of lipid biochemistry, analytical chemistry, systems biology and medicine to ensure community-based standardization, harmonization and integration of available methodological and knowledge base resources. Thus, the overreaching goal of LipidNET is to establish a pan-European expert centre for integrative lipidomics, to facilitate multidisciplinary networking, knowledge building and technology development with a focus on the following areas:
- Community-based survey of lipidomics workflows for the identification and quantification of lipids from a variety of natural lipidomes from various species (human, mammalian, invertebrates, algae, plants and bacteria).
- Establishing a roadmap for clinical translation of MS-based lipidomics through a network-wide and community-wide assessment of strategies for implementing lipid-derived markers in clinical workflows, by taking into account the analytical and clinical performance, cost-effectiveness, and impact.
- Exploring the significance of epilipidomics in the regulation of biological systems in health and diseases by providing a harmonized solution for MS-based analysis of modified lipids, as well as the integration of available information into lipid-centric signalling pathways via the networking of researchers working on redox and other types of lipid modifications using different model systems and clinical samples (e.g. atherosclerosis, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, aging).
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