Training Support and Workshops

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.


LIPID MAPS® Spring School

12th-16th April 2021

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

An introduction to MS-based lipidomics will cover all aspects from sample preparation, storage, chromatography, instrumentation, and identification using databases including LIPID MAPS. There will be a dedicated session on novel technologies, such as iKnife, REIMS, imaging, and new standards for quantitation. This will be alongside practical tutorials on software and informatics tools for lipidomics.
An introduction into data integration using biostatistics and systems biology, to include lipid biology/ biochemistry, MS-based lipidomics and quantification using targeted methods.