Training of computational proteomics researchers

PROTrEIN is a European Innovative Training Network composed of 11 beneficiaries, and 6 partner organizations, from the academic and non-academic sectors (including two SMEs and two large companies). The international consortium will be led by Eduard Sabidó, Head of the Proteomics Unit of the CRG and the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, and will be receiving 4 million euros to start the programme in January 2021.

The network’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.

The PhD students enrolled within this programme will gain transferable, technical skills related to mass spectrometry, data processing, science communication, data management, and responsible research and innovation.

The programme – named PROTrEIN – will be funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks (ITN), a highly competitive part of the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research funding scheme. ITNs bring together universities, research institutes and other sectors from across the world to train researchers to doctorate level. A total of 114 projects will be funded in this call, which had a success rate of 8.9%.

Eduard Sabidó, scientist-in-charge of the training programme says:

“In PROTrEIN we have put together an ambitious scientific and training programme to tackle the challenges in proteomics research and the training of highly valuated computational researchers.”

Sergi Beltran, Head of Bioinformatics Unit and the Data Analysis Team at the CNAG-CRG, who will lead one of the projects, says:

“The ITN will contribute to scientifically and technically advance the field while providing a training framework, but it will also have a direct return to society, as we aim to help with the diagnosis of some rare disease patients.”


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Eduard Sabidó (CRG, Barcelona)