Working Group 1

Proteomics and Animal Health - The focus of Working Group 1 will be on research relevant to animal health covering biomarkers of infectious, parasitic and metabolic diseases, and genetic phenotype detection for breeding toward production goals as well as for resistance to disease.  It will be expected to interact with and be fully integrated with investigations into other aspects of farm animal science such as reproduction, metabolic, microbiology, parasitology, virology, immunology and nutrition.  Learn More

Working Group 2

Proteomics of Food of Animal Origin- The focus of Working Group 2 is to communicate fundamental research in proteomics related to food production, quality and food safety. Applying proteomics to food of animal origin aims at  understanding the protein based transformations that take place during processing, as when muscle is processed into meat products, and milk is processed to cheese and other dairy products.  Learn more

Working Group 3

Advancing Methodology for Farm Animal Proteomics - The focus of Working Group 3 is on the technical aspects of animal proteomics, from sample collection/preparation to protein separation, identification, and quantification in production animal body fluids, tissues and post harvest derived products. We compile knowledge from the COST members to develop generally applicable protocols for different types of specimens, offer technical support to the other WGs and highlight technological advances within the field of farm animal proteomics (FAP).  Learn More

Welcome to COST Action 1002
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There is an increasing awareness of the potential of proteomic technologies to study production animals but the use of proteomic strategies to investigate animal health and disease has been limited by the lack of international coordination and collaboration. The COST action will form a network of the leading European scientists who are focused on farm animal proteomics, but it is also designed to encourage participation of researchers who are at an early stage of utilizing the range of proteomic methods which are becoming available.  This network will benefit the European Research Area scientific community by providing a conduit for the rapid dissemination of knowledge on the techniques and applications of this rapidly advancing area. It will benefit the European economy by providing advanced analytical tools to enhance animal production, health and welfare, as well as in the assessment of food quality and safety related to the protein in food produced from animal origin.

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