Metabolomics laboratory

Metabolomics research aims to comprehensive non-selective analysis of all low molecular weight metabolites in a cell/tissue/organ/organism.

Our aim is to develop and validate methods for analyzing and identifying as many compounds as possible in our samples. We routinely analyze amino acids, amines, sugars and sugar phosphates, polyols, phenolics and terpenoids.

We study research questions related to oxidative stress in plants and, to a lesser extent, in animals. Our approaches vary from defining the metabolic profile of mutants or genotypes to quantifying the changes induced by a stress factor, such as ozone, salt stress, temperature extremes or hypoxia. We also have experience in multi-site field experiments.

Our study species include birch, aspen, poplar and Arabidopsis, to mention a few. In addition to this, we have analyzed primary metabolites in animal samples, such as Lumbriculus variegatus worms and crucian carp (Carassius carassius L.).