Lipid-based communication with the tumor microenvironment

Within the FWF research group on the action of metal anti-cancer drugs in the tumor microenvironment, we investigate how tumor-specifically activated drugs impact on the lipidome of cancer cells. This cooperation project of the Medical University Vienna and the University of Vienna was funded with 1.4 M € (2020-2025) and we use it to extend our existing analytical toolbox based on liquid chromatography and high-resolution mass spectrometry for lipid profiling in different tumor cells and compartments. Our final goal is to understand lipid-based communication with the tumor microenvironment.