Special Issue "Modern Analytical Techniques in Metabolomics Analysis"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2019
Prof. Dr. Jesus Simal-Gandara
Food Science Lab, Department of Analytical and Food Chemistry, Faculty of Food Science and Technology, University of Vigo-Ourense Campus, E-32004 Ourense, Spain
Phone: +34-988-387060 (or +34-988-387260)
Interests: food authenticity; food chemistry; Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in the food chain; sensorial analysis; functional ingredients; functional foods
Metabolomics is the complete evaluation of endogenous metabolites and aims to systematically identify and quantify metabolites from a biological sample. Small molecule metabolites play an important role in biological systems and are interesting candidates for understanding the phenotypes of an organism. The metabolites represent a heterogeneous group of low molecular weight structures, including lipids, amino acids, peptides, nucleic acids, organic acids, vitamins, thiols and carbohydrates, making the overall analysis difficult. The recent rapid development of a range of analysis platforms, including GC, UPLC, CE, etc., coupled with MS and NMR spectroscopy, could allow the separation, detection, characterization and quantification of these metabolites and associated metabolic pathways. The combined use of modern instrumental analytical approaches is useful for increasing the coverage of the detected metabolites that cannot be achieved with single analytical techniques. The continuous development of these analytical platforms will accelerate the widespread use and integration of metabolomics in systems biology. This section will highlight the role of integrated tools in metabolomics research.
Prof. Dr. Jesus Simal-Gandara
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- untargeted methods
- targeted methods
- analytical chemistry