[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP150101715]
Researchers A/Prof Todd Mitchell; Prof Stephen Blanksby
Brief description Recent discoveries suggest that the number and structural variety of lipids in nature may be far greater than previously imagined. This complexity arises from the presence of structurally similar, but functionally distinct, lipid isomers that are not readily distinguished using current lipidomics technologies. We aim to develop unique instrumentation that combines ion mobility and mass spectrometry to enable the rapid separation, identification and quantification of isomeric lipids. These next generation technologies will be deployed to unmask the molecular diversity within the lipidomes of two important mammalian cell types, thus providing fundamental new insights into the structure and function of lipids within living systems.
Funding Amount 434700
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects