Swedish Metabolomics Centre (SMC) was launched 2013 via an infrastructure grant from Knut & Alice Wallenberg Foundation and co-funding from Umeå University, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and Chalmers Technical University. From 2016 SMC is a part of SciLifeLab. SMC is located in Umeå with an additional lab at Chalmers, Göteborg mainly focused on modelling. The main aim of the centre is to support the researchers at Swedish Universities with mass spectrometry based small molecule, lipid and metabolomics analysis in biological tissues and fluids, and furthermore, to become a leading knowledge centre in metabolomics and related areas.
The Swedish Metabolomics Centre helps researchers to answer their questions by providing tailor-made metabolite and lipid analyses. SMC offers all analytical steps from sample preparation to data processing, for both untargeted and targeted analysis of low molecular weight compounds.
We offer four different products:
Together with you we choose which of these four that suits you. There is always a meeting between SMC and the customer, either in person or over the phone or Skype.
Metabolites are essential components in all living organisms. It is well known that disorders in metabolite patterns cause metabolic diseases that can have dramatic effects on the survival of the organism. Therefore is measuring metabolites essential in today’s clinical chemistry. In addition to use metabolite profiles for screening of metabolic disorders (clinical chemistry applications), targeted or untargeted profiling of metabolites or lipids are necessary also to understand fundamental biological processes. As metabolites can be considered as “end-points” and closer to the phenotype than e.g. transcript data, metabolite data provides biochemical information that can be linked to particular phenotypes. These links can then be used to connect to gene-, protein- or other meta-data in explorations of targeted biological processes, or also suggested to identify biomarkers.
Mass spectrometers dedicated for metabolomic analyses
Swedish Metabolomics Centre
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology
907 36 Umeå
Swedish Metabolomics Centre
Linnaeus väg 6
901 87 Umeå
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