Metabolomics, the comprehensive study of metabolic reactions in complex dynamic/living systems, is growing very rapidly and integrate analytical approaches (LC-MS, NMR and FTICR-MS) cover the description of only 10 per cent of the experimental signals in databases. Important approaches thus are related to the description of the food metabolome with adapted strategies. Especially direct injection FTICR/MS enables a high throughput description of highly complex mixtures and food systems at the level of the elementary composition space. FTICR/MS will be presented as a strong tool to understand the chemical diversity in various study fields from food chemistry, biology, microbiomes towards the discovery of new bioactives.

Dr Mobashwer Alam headshotProfessor Philippe Schmitt-Kopplin

Prof. Ph. Schmitt-Kopplin´s team performs tailored and comprehensive metabolomics in the food-health continuum. He has a strong profile in analytical chemistry with integrated approaches combining (ultra)high resolution mass spectrometry, separation sciences, NMR-spectroscopy with (bio)informatics for the description of complex organic systems on a molecular level. A focus in the last decades was to implement ultrahigh resolution mass spectrometry into applications for a rapid and robust tool for deep metabotyping and small molecules profiling. One focus is on the chemical understanding of microbiomes in foods, health and environments and integrating these information with existing biological Omics data.

Prof Philippe Schmitt-Kopplin, International Collaborator, Helmholtz Centre Munich E: schmitt-kopplin@tum.de

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