What is Metabolomics?
Metabolomics provides a snapshot of all biochemicals present in a sample (organ, tissue, biological fluid, cell, or organism, plant, food, wastewater, Crude oil) by identifying, quantifying, and mapping each metabolite and biomolecule in the system. Mass spectrometry and NMR spectroscopy are the techniques most often used for metabolome identification in the following applications:
Therapeutics: diagnosis and therapy of infection, Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, Liver Disease, Microbiome, Neuroscience, Oncology, Respiratory Disorders
Nutrition: Metabolomics can be essential to investigate the role of dietary components in health and the development of successful disease prevention or mitigation strategies
Agriculture: metabolomics provides unique biological insight into the fundamental nature of any plant trait in relation to both genetics (trait development, biodiversity, gene expression, mutations, genetic engineering, etc.) and the environment (abiotic stress, disease, nutrition, etc.).
Biotech and Pharmaceuticals: Because metabolomics dynamically assesses a living system and links it to physiological changes induced by disease and drug response,
Environmental metabolomics helps to study the impact on organisms (which encompasses plants and animals, both terrestrial and aquatic) when exposed to environmental stress such as pollution, changes in climate, infection, or a combination of these stressors for instance metabolomics for field-monitoring of fish exposed to the wastewater treatment plant.
Oil and Gas: analysis of thousands of metabolites from crude, analysis of Corrosion Pipelines