Laboratorium voor Biochemie, Laboratorium voor Plantenfysiologie, Bioscience, Plant Research International
Metabolomics studies rely on the analysis of the multitude of small molecules (metabolites) present in a biological system. Most commonly, metabolomics is heavily supported by mass spectrometry (MS) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) as parallel technologies that provide an overview of the metabolome and high-power compound elucidation. Over and above large-scale analysis, a major effort is needed for unequivocal identification of metabolites. The combination of liquid chromatography (LC)-MS and NMR is a powerful methodology for identifying metabolites. Better chemical characterization of the metabolome will undoubtedly enlarge knowledge of any biological system.