Metabolomics is focused on profiling and quantification of small, naturally occurring compounds that collectively constitute the so-called metabolome. Small molecules serve as direct signatures of biochemical activity and therefore are easier to correlate with phenotype.
- Metabolome profiling or global metabolomics.
- Relative and absolute quantitation of small molecules (targeted metabolomics).
Metabolomics and Small molecules applications
- Relative and absolute quantitation of small molecules: metabolites, vitamins, drugs, antibiotics, pesticides, food contaminants.
- Analysis of complex natural product extracts,
- Structure elucidation of complex pharmaceuticals and their metabolites,
- Accurate-mass data analysis of environmental samples,
- Differential analysis to identify impurities in pharmaceuticals
- Characterization of unknown compounds,
- Forensic and toxicological screening,
- Profile-directed biomarker discovery.
- Detection of pesticides in food matrices
- Analysis of steroidal analogs
- Determination of Fatty Acid Methyl Esters (FAMEs)
- Determination of low and trace level polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in food samples
- Detection of phthalates in food
- Determination of chemical contaminants.
- Analysis of PCBs in food and biological samples
- High-throughput pesticides analysis
- PCDD/F screening at the maximum residue level for food safety analysis
- Quantitative dioxins screening at the level of interest in animal feed and food
- Determination of anabolic steroids in human urine
- Determination of organotins in water.
- 2 Agilent 6490 with iFunnel technology Triple quandrupole LC/MS
- 1 Agilent 6550 iFunnel LC/MS Q-TOF
- 1 Agilent 6530 LC/MS Q-TOF
- 1 Agilent 7200 Q-TOF for GC/MS
- 1 Agilent Triple Quadrupole GC/MS
- 1 Leco GCxGC-TOFMS
- 1 Thermo Orbitrap Velos Pro
- 1 MALDI-TOF-TOF
- NMR 600 MHz Bruker Avance III spectrometer fitted with a cryoprobe and a SampleJet robot
- NMR 500 MHz Bruker Avance III spectrometer coupled to an HR-MAS probe and a X-PRESS Sample Changer
- Bravo liquid handling robot
- Gilson liquid handling robot
- Mass Profiler Professional (MPP) (Agilent)
- MassHunter (Agilent)
- SIEVE (Thermo)
- Mass Frontier (Thermo)
- XCMS (open-access)
- TopSpin (Bruker)
- AMIX (Bruker)
- Chenomx NMR Siute (Chenomx Inc)
- ChromaTOF (Leco)
- Binbase (open access)
- BioNumerics (Applied-maths)
- Gene Spring GX (Agilent)