Lipids play a crucial role in cell protection and compartmentalization, fat storage and energy provision, inflammation and temperature maintenance. Lipidomics research is continuously growing due to the biological relevance and the high diversity of lipids with over 40 000 annotated lipid structures. However, there is a huge analytical challenge to monitor lipids due to biological fluctuation, rapid interconversion and stability problems. To meet these challenges, our group develops novel analytical strategies using a toolbox of mass spectrometry, high-performance liquid chromatography and in vivo labeling of yeast.


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Cooperation partners Lipidomics:

  • Thomas Nägele, Plant Evolutionary Cell Biology, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Germany
  • Dominik Egger, Cornelia Kasper, Cell Culture Technologies, University of Natural Resource and Life Sciences, Vienna
  • Bernard Delanghe, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Germany
  • John Bowden, Marine Biochemical Sciences, University of Florida, USA
  • Raymond Thomas, Lipid group, Memorial University, Canada
  • Petra Heffeter, Walter Berger, Institute of Cancer Research, Medical University, Vienna
  • Tim Causon, Stephan Hann, Institute of Analytical Chemistry, University of Natural Resource and Life Sciences
  • Chu Dinh Binh, Department of Analytical Chemistry, Hanoi University of Science and Technology
  • Michaela Schwaiger-Haber, Patti lab, Washington University St. Luis, USA
  • Mariavittoria Verrillo, Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
  • Gerrit Hermann, ISOtopic solutions, Vienna
  • Robert Ahrends, Albert Sickmann, ISAS Dortmund, Germany
  • Christian Kowol, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Vienna
  • Ulrike Grienke, Judith Rollinger, Department of Pharmacognosy, University of Vienna