Special Issue "Mass Spectrometry-Based Metabolomics and Its Applications"
A special issue of Metabolites (ISSN 2218-1989).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2019)
Mass spectrometry (MS)-based metabolomics has evolved as an important and indispensable platform in biological research owing to the development of modern MS technologies and informatics. MS offers the best combination of sensitivity and selectivity and, when coupled to gas chromatography (GC) and/or liquid chromatography (LC), provides an excellent solution to complex mixture analyses. It is well suited for non-targeted large scale metabolite profiling, as well as targeted metabolomics for metabolite detection and quantification. Significantly improved informatics techniques including multivariate statistic tools and spectral libraries facilitate data processing, peak annotation, statistical analysis, and data mining and effectively extract metabolite information from the complex metabolomics datasets. MS-based metabolomics has been widely used in many different fields including medicine, biology and agriculture for metabolite biomarker discovery, drug development, biosynthetic pathway elucidation and gene discovery. It will continue to evolve and contribute to our understanding of complex biological processes.
This Special Issue “Mass Spectrometry-Based Metabolomics and Its Applications” of Metabolites will focus on cutting-edge metabolomics researches. Specific topics include, but are not limited to, metabolomics method and technology developments, informatics tools, and applications of metabolomics.
Dr. Zhentian Lei
Manuscript Submission Information
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- mass spectrometry
- gas chromatogram (GC)
- liquid chromatogram (LC)