Our aim is to provide specialist expertise for analysis of small molecules including trace metabolites and secondary metabolites, volatiles, biomarkers and chemical quality markers.
Metabolomics SA capabilities include:
- Experimental design
- Targeted quantitative analysis of known compounds
- Non-targeted profiling of complex samples
- Analytical method development and validation
- Data analysis, univariate and multivariate statistics and result visualisation
- Understanding, development of and training in bioinformatics tools
- Contribution to research collaborations
The technologies available for small molecule analysis are Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry LC-MS, Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR).
Access to all infrastructure is through fee-for-service and is on a first come, first served basis. Subsidies apply for Australian Competitive Grant holders and SA business.
Metabolomics SA is housed within The Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI), is enabled through NCRIS and is funded through Bioplatforms Australia and investment from the South Australian State Government and AWRI.
Bioplatforms Australia is a non-profit organisation that supports Australian Life science research by investing in state-of-the-art infrastructure and expertise in genomics, proteomics, metabolomics and bioinformatics. This is made possible through investment funding provided by the Commonwealth Government National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS).
Bioplatforms Australia’s metabolomics nodes operate as Metabolomics Australia and include The University of Melbourne (Bio21 Institute), The Australian Wine Research Institute in Adelaide, Murdoch University and University of Western Australia in Perth and the University of Queensland in Brisbane.
NCRIS is a national network of world-class research infrastructure projects that support high-quality research that will drive greater innovation in the Australian research sector and the economy more broadly.
Projects support strategically important research through which Australian researchers and their international partners can address key national and global challenges.