Last update 2015/12/06

What is metabolomics?

“Metabolomics”, which is one of the newest ‘Omics’ based on exhaustive profiling of total metabolites in organisms, is expected to be a powerful tool for functional genomics. Metabolomics would be also applicable for ‘medical’, ‘diagnostic’, ‘food’, and/or ‘industrial microbiology’. The de facto standard methodology of metabolomics has not been established due to several technical problems. Metabolomics is a complicated transdisciplinary science comprising of ‘organic chemistry’, ‘analytical chemistry’, ‘chemometrics’, ‘informatics’, ‘bioscience’. FUKUSAKI Lab is developing a user friendly ‘metabolomics’ technology and its application. In addition, tactics of imaging mass spectrometry has been recently installed by Assoc Prof Shimma.

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