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

    

FTIR


In FTIR spectroscopy, infrared radiation (IR) is passed through a sample.

  • The amount of IR that is absorbed by (absorption) or passes through (transmission) the molecules present is recorded and a spectrum generated
  • All molecules have different absorption and transmission properties and these molecular signatures can be used to identify the compounds in a mixture


This technique allows high-throughput screening of biological samples.

  • Ideally suited to metabolic fingerprinting applications, e.g. for the rapid detection and diagnosis of diseases
  • However, although this technique is highly reproducible, its sensitivity and selectivity are not as high as other methods such as NMR or Mass Spectrometry based techniques

 

The standard operating procedure (SOP) used for FTIR analysis in the HUSERMET study is available here.







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]
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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]
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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]
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[24 Aug. 2007]
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[20 Feb. 2007]
Newly Appointed Bioanalytical Scientist for the HUSERMET Project
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