PROTrEIN is a European Innovative Training Network (ITN) composed of eleven beneficiaries and six partner organizations, from the academic and non-academic sectors (including two SMEs and two large companies). ITN supports competitively selected joint research training and/or doctoral programmes, implemented by partnerships of universities, research institutions, research infrastructures, businesses, SMEs, and other socio-economic actors from different countries across Europe and beyond.
PROTrEIN’s mission is to train a new generation of computational proteomics researchers by providing them an inter-sectoral and interdisciplinary set of skills to tackle the main challenges in the field and improve their future employability.
Mass spectrometry-based proteomics is one of the most powerful technologies for studying the cellular proteome, protein interactions, and post-translational modifications. Although several proteomics workflows are well-established methods, the field is fast evolving with new acquisition approaches and generating of high-content data structures. This evolution has expanded the number of applications, which often require the development of new processing algorithms to query and interpret raw mass spectrometry data, and therefore reveal hidden proteoforms, interactions, and protein modifications.
Furthermore, the implementation of new experimental possibilities also requires the development of interactive and highly-visual tools for the integration and representation of proteomics data with other omics datasets. Addressing these different needs is crucial to use proteomics at its full potential and thus deliver key contributions in our understanding of biological processes to support the health sector with valuable information.
EU-LIFE is an associated partner of PROTrEIN, collaborating in the training work package with our expertise on impact of research.