Special Issue "Lipidomics"
A special issue of Biomolecules (ISSN 2218-273X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2018).
Interests: lipidomics; mass spectrometry
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Interests: lipidomics; mass spectrometry; chromatography; method development
Two decades after the genomic life science revolution, which paved the road for elucidation of the genotype, scientists are still trying to get a grip on the phenotype. One highly-vital group of biomolecules that determines the phenotype is the lipidome, sometimes it is even regarded as the most important group because compartmentalization of living organisms from their environment is the physical basis of any and all life. Nevertheless, analysis of the lipidome in its entity is neither simple nor straightforward, although over the last two decades constant technological progress has been made in lipidomics. The underlying key technology to lipidomics is mass spectrometry, often coupled to chromatography. This Special Issue on lipidomics should on one hand emphasize the importance of this ‘omics’ technology, and on the other hand it should also highlight existing methodological bottlenecks and limitations. In this regard we would like to invite review articles which address the above-mentioned issues either from an analytical or a biological perspective. Alternatively, any original research papers contributing significantly to technical progress—be it sample preparation, analytical methods or bioinformatic data analysis—or advancing our understanding of biological processes by innovative interpretation strategies of lipidomic data, are highly welcome.
We look forward to reading your contributions.
Dr. Harald C. Köfeler
Dr. Gerald N. Rechberger
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- mass spectrometry
- data processing
- lipid metabolism