Study Designs

The hub for services in data acquisition conducted in the West Coast Metabolomics Center is Central Service Core.
Program manager Kelly Paglia (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) handles all service requests, receives and logs samples, responds to client questions and reports the final data. Laboratory staff prepare samples, acquire data for targeted and untargeted metabolomics, process data, and provide statistical analyses.

Order metabolomics services here.

The Core also offers comprehensive advice on study designs and sample handling and will develop quantitative target analyses as requested. The Central Service Core exclusively works as fee-for-service unit. For help with study design and cost estimates, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We will be happy to consult with you if your metabolites of interest are already covered by our assays; otherwise, we will be happy to engage in project specific method development and implementation.

Data reports

The core service laboratory completes more than 400 different studies per year by fee-for-service analyses for hundreds of small and large projects, including many animal and human studies. Per year, close to 30,000 samples are analyzed, processed and reported, yielding a wide range of biology-driven publications.

For each metabolomic platform, including for untargeted assays, the Center uses a diverse set of internal standards to quantify metabolites, in addition to quality control pools and blank samples.  We use MassBank of North America with more than 277,000 spectra of known compounds to identify metabolites in untargeted metabolomics. When results from three platforms are combined, usually 600-1,000 compounds are identified.  

Lastly, we also provide services in univariate and multivariate statistical analysis of data sets, pathway analysis and mapping, partial correlation and network analysis. We collaborate in turning your metabolomic data into biologically significant discoveries!

Core Service Labs

The Mass Spectrometry Metabolomics Service Core

LuisValdiviez th

Manager: Luis Valdiviez

Location: UC Davis, Genome Center rooms 1300, lab 1212

Director: Oliver Fiehn, PhD

 

For information on how to submit samples, click here!