The HUSERMET Project
the human serum metabolome in health and disease...

    

Introduction to Metabolomics


  • A metabolite is a substance which is used or created by the metabolism of a particular organism or by a particular metabolic process
  • Sugars, amino acids and fatty acids are all examples of metabolites
  • Our genes, what we eat and drink, and the environment are just some of the things which affect the levels of metabolites within our body
  • Metabolites are potentially a good indication of the state of our health
  • Therefore, it is important that we understand what causes changes in metabolite concentrations, and their significance, if we are to develop new ways of diagnosing and treating disease
  • By comparing metabolite levels in two or more sets of samples (e.g. between people suffering from a disease and those who do not), significant differences may be identified
  • Metabolomics and Metabonomics are ways of studying metabolites, and determining their concentrations, in biological samples











News
[25 Sep. 2012]
HUSERMET represented at Metabomeeting 2012
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[30 Jun. 2011]
New Publication in Nature Protocols
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[23 Jan. 2010]
Manchester Researcher Appointed New 'Dementia Tsar'
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[04 Jan. 2010]
Newly Appointed Data Analyst
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[01 Nov. 2009]
Recruitment Finished
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[01 Aug. 2009]
Two New Publications
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[14 Apr. 2009]
Newly Appointed Research Technician
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[19 Nov. 2008]
New Project Manager
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[12 Sept. 2008]
HUSERMET Researchers Look to the Metabolome for Answers
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[07 Jul. 2008]
The University of Manchester and GSK Strike New Research Alliance
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[07 Jul. 2008]
Prof Doug Kell is the New Chief Executive for BBSRC
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[10 Dec. 2007]
The Maturing Field of Metabolomics is Taking Steps Toward Guiding Personalized Nutrition
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[24 Aug. 2007]
Free Health 'MOTs' in World's Biggest Male Ageing Study
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[20 Feb. 2007]
Newly Appointed Bioanalytical Scientist for the HUSERMET Project
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