High-precision isotopic analysis of essential metals as a novel tool for unraveling their role in Alzheimer's disease and for diagnostic/prognostic purposes

15 November 2019 → 31 October 2020
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Analytical separation and detection techniques
    • Instrumental methods
    • Inorganic elements and compounds
isotope ratio multi-collector ICP-mass spectrometry essential elements metals neurological disorder Alzheimer’s disease
Project description

This PhD research project aims to evaluate high-precision isotopic analysis of the essential metals copper (Cu), iron (Fe), zinc (Zn), calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg) and potassium (K) using multi-collector ICP-mass spectrometry as a novel means for obtaining a more profound insight into the potential role of these metals in Alzheimer’s disease and assess its use for diagnostic/prognostic purposes in this context.