Mission

 

The Metabolomics Core, funded by the NIH Common Fund’s Metabolomics program, is a fully integrated center that supports metabolomics research and training nationwide.

The Metabolomics Core:

  • Has staff expertise and the sophisticated infrastructure to determine the relative amounts of known and unknown metabolites in cells, tissues and biological fluids.
  • Conducts and sponsors research aimed at improving metabolite detection, the quality and efficiency of analysis, and the tools to turn spectral data into knowledge.
  • Trains scientists in metabolomics analysis, statistical analysis, bioinformatics evaluation of data, and approaches for incorporating metabolomics into research.

 

Scientific objectives of the Metabolomics Core

The Metabolomics Core, funded by the NIH Common Fund’s Metabolomics program, is a fully integrated center that supports metabolomics research and training nationwide.

Research consultation

  • Provide researchers assistance in the design and execution of experiments requiring the identification and quantification of metabolites.
  • Provide support for analysis of spectral output data.
  • Provide statistical support through consultation, collaboration and on-line tools.

Technology

  • Provide gas and liquid chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry (GC and LC MS) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) based metabolomic analysis.
  • Provide tools for the normalization and quantification of identified and unidentified metabolites.
  • Provide bioinformatics tools to access information about metabolites, to visually analyze systems-level relationships between metabolites and ’omics data.

Training and grants

  • Provide a variety of educational opportunities for students, fellows and faculty in the field of metabolomics research.
  • Provide small and larger Pilot/Feasibility (P/F) grants to stimulate innovative efforts to incorporate metabolomics into basic, translational and clinical research protocols.

Data sharing