Project: Metrology for metalloproteins

A metalloprotein is a protein containing a metal ion within its structure, e.g. haemoglobin, which contains iron and carries oxygen in the blood. Metalloproteins are important markers for conditions ranging from deficiency diseases to Down’s syndrome. They are also used in cancer treatment but, for many of them, there are no traceable measurement methods available. This project will address this problem by creating methods for quantifying the many different types of metalloprotein. It will also improve the quality of measurement results obtained from patient samples, by developing new methods for separating, identifying and quantifying the proteins. The project will also provide reference values for clinical trials. Such results will help meet EU regulations, improve diagnosis and improve the quality of patient care.

Acronym HLT05 Metallomics (Reference Number: HLT05)
Duration 01/05/2012 - 30/04/2015
Project Topic Metrology
Project Results
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Network EMRP
Call EMRP Call 2011 - Health, SI Broader Scope and New Technologies

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Coordinator Germany
2 Bundesanstalt fuer Materialforschung und -pruefung Partner Germany
3 LGC Limited Partner United Kingdom
4 Laboratoire national de métrologie et d'essais Partner France
5 Turkiye Bilimsel ve Teknolojik Arastirma Kurumu Partner Turkey
6 Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum Germany
7 The University Court of the University of Aberdeen United Kingdom