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MASS Spectrometry TRaining network for Protein Lipid adduct ANalysis

Objective

MASSTRPLAN will train the next generation of interdisciplinary research leaders in advanced molecular analytical techniques to detect oxidized phospholipids & proteins in biological & clinical samples, evaluate their biochemical roles in inflammation, and translate these findings to develop new diagnostic tools.
Chronic inflammatory diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease (CVD) & cancer are major causes of mortality and cost the EU economy dearly in healthcare and lost working time; CVD alone is estimated to be responsible for 47% of deaths and to cost the EU €196 billion a year. Scientists able to develop advanced analytical tools for detecting oxidative biomolecule modifications and assessing their contribution to cell dysfunction & disease are urgently needed.
The objectives of MASSTRPLAN are to 1) train early stage researchers (ESRs) in advanced and novel chromatography, mass spectrometry, and complementary techniques including microscopy and bioinformatics to detect challenging heterogeneous biomolecule modifications and determine their functional effects; 2) give ESRs a broad perspective on relevance & mechanisms of oxidative modifications in pathophysiology and biotechnology; 3) enable ESRs trained in technology development to engage effectively with the clinical sector; and 4) train ESRs in translational and development skills to produce new protocols, materials and commercializable diagnostic tools.
The ETN will achieve this by bringing together 10 beneficiaries and 15 partners from academic, industrial and healthcare organizations working in analytical, bioinformatic, biological, clinical & biotech fields to provide multidisciplinary, cross-sector training. Extensive mobility, industrial secondments and network-wide training will yield a cohort of analytical scientists with the unique theoretical, technological, and entrepreneurial skill set to yield new understanding of oxidative inflammatory disorders, leading to better tools and therapies.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/inflammatory diseases
  • /medical and health sciences/basic medicine/physiology/pathophysiology
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/endocrinology/diabetes
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/biochemistry/biomolecules/proteins
  • /social sciences/sociology/demography/mortality
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/oncology/cancer
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/analytical chemistry/mass spectrometry

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks
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Coordinator

ASTON UNIVERSITY
Address
Aston Triangle
B4 7ET Birmingham
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 546 575,76

Participants (10)

UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 476 712,72
Address
Campus Universitário De Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET LEIPZIG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 498 432,96
Address
Ritterstrasse 26
04109 Leipzig
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 258 061,32
Address
Via Festa Del Perdono 7
20122 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VIB VZW
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 250 560
Address
Rijvisschestraat 120
9052 Zwijnaarde - Gent
Activity type
Research Organisations
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 495 745,92
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRO CARDIOLOGICO MONZINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 258 061,32
Address
Via Filodrammatici 10
20121 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUTO PORTUGUES DO SANGUE E DA TRANSPLANTACAO IP

Participation ended

Portugal
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Avenida Miguel Bombarda 6
1000 208 Lisboa
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
MOLOGIC LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 273 287,88
Address
Bedford Technology Park Thurleigh
MK44 2YP Bedford
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC (BREMEN) GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Hanna Kunath Strasse 11
28199 Bremen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRO HOSPITALAR E UNIVERSITARIO DE COIMBRA EPE
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 238 356,36
Address
Av De Bissaya, Praceta De Mota Pinto
3000-075 Coimbra
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)

Partners (15)

AB SCIEX UK LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Phoenix House Lakeside Drive Centre Park
WA1 1RX Warrington
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MICROMASS UK LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Waters Wilmslow Stamford Avenue Altrincham Road
SK9 4AX Wilmslow Cheshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNICAM SISTEMAS ANALITICOS
Portugal
Address

Algés
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DSM FOOD SPECIALTIES BV
Netherlands
Address
Alexander Fleminglaan 1
2613 AX Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Antec Leyden BV
Netherlands
Address
Industrieweg 12
2382 NV Zoeterwoude
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Cayman Chemical Company
United States Minor Outlying Islands
Address

Ann Arbor
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CELL2B ADVANCED THERAPEUTICS SA
Portugal
Address
Biocant Park Lote 4A
3060 197 Cantanhede
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DSM Nutritional Products Ltd
Switzerland
Address
Wurmisweg 576
4303 Kaiseraugst
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Red Española de Microscopía Óptica
Spain
Address

Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Achucarro Basque Center for Neurosc
Spain
Address

Leioa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITATKLINIKUM LEIPZIG
Germany
Address
Liebigstrasse 27
04103 Leipzig
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Centro Hospitalar do Baixo Vouga, E. P. E.
Portugal
Address
Avenida Artur Ravara
3514-501 Aveiro
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ELSEVIER BV
Netherlands
Address
Radarweg 29
1043NX Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
European Proteomics Association
Germany
Address

Potsdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Society for Free Radical Research Europe
United Kingdom
Address

London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)