Special Issue "Breath Analysis in Metabolomics"


A special issue of Metabolites (ISSN 2218-1989).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Jörg Ingo Baumbach
Reutlingen University, Faculty Applied Chemistry, Germany
Website: http://www.reutlingen-university.de/en/home.html
E-Mail: joerg.baumbach@reutlingen-university.de
Phone: +49-170-27-00-159
Interests: volatile metabolites; breath gas analysis; trace gas analysis; metabolomics; data mining

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Based on technological developments of the last decade, including progress with respect to sample preparations, analytical techniques, and informatics for data processing, metabolomics has become an essential tool for exploring the frontiers of emerging medical and biotechnological fields using exhaled breath. This Special Issue of Metabolites, "Breath Analysis in Metabolomics," will be dedicated to analytical techniques dealing with breath analysis, including sensors and spectrometers and data mining and handling procedures. Objects could be humans, animals, cell cultures, bacteria among others. The topics that will be covered by this Special Issue include, but are not limited to: identification of metabolites with biological and/or clinical relevance—possibly in relation to the functional genomics, medical or biotechnological application of metabolomic methods used to analyze exhaled breath, metabolic flux analysis based on exhale data, identification and sensitive quantification of diverse metabolites in breath samples, empirical and computational methods of annotating metabolites in breath, the mathematical/statistical modeling of volatile metabolites in breath. Manuscripts dealing with other pertinent challenging issues are also highly desired.

Prof. Dr. Jörg Ingo Baumbach
Guest Editor


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  • metabolomics and exhaled breath
  • exhale-driven biotechnology
  • breath gas analysis
  • marker discovery
  • medical applications of exhaled breath
  • metabolite identification in breath
  • quantification of metabolites in breath
  • data mining in breath research
  • metabolic modeling

Published Papers (3 papers)

by  and
Metabolites 2014, 4(3), 572-579; doi:10.3390/metabo4030572
Received: 29 May 2014; in revised form: 25 June 2014 / Accepted: 2 July 2014 / Published: 8 July 2014
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by  and
Metabolites 2014, 4(2), 465-498; doi:10.3390/metabo4020465
Received: 7 February 2014; in revised form: 2 June 2014 / Accepted: 9 June 2014 / Published: 20 June 2014
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by , , , ,  and
Metabolites 2014, 4(2), 300-318; doi:10.3390/metabo4020300
Received: 26 February 2014; in revised form: 31 March 2014 / Accepted: 29 April 2014 / Published: 9 May 2014
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Last update: 21 November 2013

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