SPIDoc’s - The next generation MS SPIDoc’s


Professor Charlotte Uetrecht (CSSB, DESY, LIV and Uni Siegen) will coordinate “SPIDoc’s – The next generation MS SPIDoc’s” a new Doctoral Network funded within the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions. The University of Siegen and the Centre for Structural Systems Biology (CSBB) in Hamburg will be central for the conduction of SPIDoc’s.

SPIDoc’s will integrate 10 projects aiming to a deeper knowledge of the dynamic nature of viral structures by applying cutting-edge approaches combining native mass spectrometry, X-rays for single particle imaging (SPI) and molecular dynamics simulation.

“Interdisciplinary training enables the young scientists in SPIDoc’s to contribute to the expansion of the knowledge and applications of structural biology.”

Prof. Dr. Kai Grünewald – CSSB Scientific Director.

By combining the interdisciplinary and intersectoral expertise of 7 beneficiaries and 8 associated partners, including academic and non-academic sectors, SPIDoc’s will train the doctoral candidates by offering lectures and practical sessions ranging from theory, instrument development and application. All doctoral candidates will also be trained in regards of data management and the establishment of standards for native MS metadata. The research training will be complemented by transferrable skills courses, supporting career and personal development of the doctoral candidates. The involvement of several partners will allow the doctoral candidates to do interdisciplinary and intersectoral secondments in a hosting research environment.


“It is great to see that the experience gained in the MS SPIDOC consortium will contribute to the education of the next generation scientists.”

Prof. Dr. Charlotte Uetrecht –SPIDoc’s Coordinator

Beneficiaries: University of Siegen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron, University Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Uppsala University, Institute of Microbiology of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Spectrometry Vision B.V


Associated Partners: University of Greifswald, Fasmatech Science & Technology, University of Manchester, Charles University in Prague, Evotec SE, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EBI), European X-ray Free-Electron Laser GmbH

“With international, intersectoral and interdisciplinary partners, SPIDoc’s will represent an important doctoral training program coordinated by the University of Siegen.”

Prof. Dr. Christoph Strünck – Dean Faculty V: School of Life Sciences, University of Siegen

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