The future of metabolomics in ELIXIR

  • Merlijn van Rijswijk, Charlie Beirnaert, Christophe Caron, Marta Cascante, Victoria Dominguez, Warwick B. Dunn, Timothy M. D. Ebbels, Franck Giacomoni, Alejandra Gonzalez-Beltran, Thomas Hankemeier, Kenneth Haug, Jose L. Izquierdo-Garcia, Rafael C. Jimenez, Fabien Jourdan, Namrata Kale, Maria I. Klapa, Oliver Kohlbacher, Kairi Koort, Kim Kultima, Gildas Le Corguillé, Nicholas K. Moschonas, Steffen Neumann, Claire O’Donovan, Martin Reczko, Philippe Rocca-Serra, Antonio Rosato, Reza M. Salek, Susanna-Assunta Sansone, Venkata Satagopam, Daniel Schober, Ruth Shimmo, Rachel A. Spicer, Ola Spjuth, Etienne A. Thévenot, Mark R. Viant, Ralf J. M. Weber, Egon L. Willighagen, Gianluigi Zanetti, Christoph Steinbeck
  • F1000Research, September 2017, Faculty of 1000, Ltd.
  • DOI: 10.12688/f1000research.12342.1

Metabolomics, ELIXIR Platforms and Use Cases

What is it about?

ELIXIR is a european infrastructure that coordinates bioinformatics resources and helps researchers to find, analyze, and exchange biological data.

Why is it important?

Metabolites function as both reactants and products of metabolic reactions. However, they also serve as regulatory molecules of proteins, affecting the structure and control of protein interaction and gene regulatory networks. This dual role of metabolites ensures that metabolomics is an integral aspect of systems biology research.


Nicholas Moschonas
University of Patras

There is a great need for standardised integrated multi-omic analyses for the comprehensive understanding of the cellular physiology with significant applications in biomedicine and all the spectrum of biotechnology. Thus, establishing standardized protocols of multi-omic (i.e. metabolomic, transcriptomic, proteomic, and interactomic) data representation, integration, visualization and interpretation is of great importance.

Dr Egon Willighagen
Maastricht University

Collaboration is essential to the progress of science in a scholarly community where fundamental research is not rewarded, while multidisciplinary and particularly large projects are. ELIXIR Communities (formerly Use Cases) organize such smaller collaborations to speak with one voice.

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The following have contributed to this page: Mr Rafael C Jimenez, Dr Egon Willighagen, Martin Reczko, Ola Spjuth, Philippe Rocca-Serra, Kairi Koort, Nicholas Moschonas, Maria Klapa, and Alejandra Gonzalez-Beltran