Project leader: Kieran Tuohy, Fondazione Edmund Mach

Web communication: Anna Eriksson,  (E-STaR) Fondazione Edmund Mach,

Bando "I comunicatori STAR della scienza", Provincia Autonoma di Trento

Daniele Catorci

EFH ESR hosted by University of Trento 

Daniele Catorci

Education: MSc Chemistry and Advanced Chemical Methodologies, University of Camerino UNICAM, Italy

Present position: PhD student in the Bioorganic Chemistry group (Prof. Guella) Department of Physics at University of Trento.

Project: MS andNMR based Lipidomics.Lipids (in all the enormous chemical diversity produced by living organisms) are a very important classof metabolites because in addition to playing a structural role in cell membranes many of them act assignaling molecules and /or are able to interact and regulate functions of very important enzymes. In this project, metabolomics investigations using MS techniques will be joined by lipidomics using NMR techniques, not only to arrive at an accurate determination of the lipid profile in the biofluids of thevolunteers but also to discover possible markers of incipient states of obesity or similar diseases. The lipidimomic approach should provide important information on the effects of lipid biomarkers in the diet.

Host Institute: University of Trento, supervisor: Prof. Graziano Guella.