Grants and Training

Discover all training programmes and grant opportunities supported or promoted by EpiLipidNET.



Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) aims at supporting individual mobility to strengthen the existing networks and foster new collaborations by allowing scientists to visit an institution or laboratory in another COST Member state. An STSM should specifically contribute to the scientific objectives of the EpiLipidNET, while at the same time allowing applicants to learn new techniques or gain access to specific instruments and/or methods not available in their own institutions. Participation of Early Career Investigators (ECI) and investigators from Inclusiveness Target Countries (ITS) in STSM is particularly encouraged.


The Inclusiveness Target Countries Conference Grants (ITC Conference Grants) are aimed at supporting Early Career investigators (ECIs) and PhD students from participating Inclusiveness Target Countries (ITC) to attend international scientific meetings related to the topic of the Action, meetings that are not organized by this COST Action.

Training Workshops, Meetings & Schools

EpiLipidNET Training School on Data Analysis Techniques for preprocessed Lipidomics data

17-19 April 2024, Maastricht, Netherlands

The school was organized as a 3-day event from the 17th until the 19th of April, including various educational and training activities.

This training school was concluded with a ‘Bring-Your-Own-Data’ (BYOD) session (including other omics data to be connected with lipidomics), allowing researchers to practice their newly learned skills.

All teaching materials were made available after the Training School as an Open Education Resource (OER).

More information on the content of the Training School and the trainers involved can be found here.

Hackathon on data curation for model organsim

4-5 September 2023, Helmholtz Munich, Germany

This hackathon brought together people working with different model organisms and performed the curation of draft lipidome databases for selected model organisms.

1st Workshop on Chemometric Analysis in Lipidomics

University of Perugia
9th-10th June 2022, Bettona, Italy

In this workshop, chemometrics was introduced to a non-expert audience, with a focus on challenges and potential pitfalls in lipidomics. Introductive lectures were given by Prof. Gabriele Cruciani (Corvin Hansch Award – Molecular Modeling Society, USA in 2001 and Gold Medal Herman Wold Award – Swedish Chemical Society in 2015) and by Prof. Laura Goracci (Professor for the Laboratory of Cheminformatics at the University of Perugia and scientific responsible for the Lipostar software for Lipidomics). Thus, a more advanced discussion on real applications of chemometrics in lipidomics was actively promoted, with examples from attendees and organizers.

Final Program

Lipid Metabolism: from Biochemistry to Clinical Translations

Dresden International Graduate School for Biomedicine and Bioengineering (DIGS-BB)
9th-13th May 2022, Dresden, Germany

This training school provided insights into the overarching role of lipids in metabolism, health and disease by covering lipid biochemistry, cell biology, biomedical significance and clinical transitions. A number of excellent speakers from all over the world provided lectures and tutorials on organization of biological membranes, lipid metabolism, lipid-protein interactions, as well as pathologies associated with dysfunctional lipid metabolism in metabolic diseases and cancer.

LIPID MAPS® Spring School

12th-16th April 2021

LIPID MAPS® Spring School focused on theoretical and practical aspects of lipidomics, using state-of-the-art approaches. There was a major focus on the underlying biology and biochemistry of lipids, including their roles in health and disease. 20+ sessions took place over 5 days, with topics including neutral lipids, fatty acids, eicosanoids, sphingolipids, sterols and bile acids.

An introduction to MS-based lipidomics covered all aspects from sample preparation, storage, chromatography, instrumentation, and identification using databases including LIPID MAPS.

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Call for collaborative projects – 2022 winners

Philipp Jokesch
Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Graz, Austria

Project: Oxylipidomics as a tool for identification of defense mechanisms neutralizing oxidized phospholipids

Lorena Diaz-Sanchez
Aston Medical School, Aston University, Birmingham, UK
Jannik Sonnenberg
Immunometabolism and Inflammation, Dept. of Cardiology I – Coronary and Peripheral Vascular Disease, University Hospital Münster, Germany

Project: Lipidomic analysis of endothelial plasma membrane

Roman Bushuiev
Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the CAS, Czech Republic

Project: Interpretation of tandem mass spectra with self-supervised machine learning