Abteilung Biochemie der Pflanze des Albrecht-von-Haller-Instituts

Metabolomics & Lipidomics

The metabolome as the complement of all small molecules of a cell, tissue or organism shows the closest connection to the phenotype. It provides therefore the most valuable and direct level of information in a living organism.

The platform provides a comprehensive infrastructure for the analysis of metabolites and lipids. It connects targeted and non-targeted methods to describe the cell´s content of small molecules. Metabolite analyses help to elucidate the function of small molecules or entire pathways in respect to adaption processes to genetic and/or environmental disturbances and as prerequisite for growth and development.

Dr. Cornelia Herrfurth: +49 551 39 5750
Dr. Kirstin Feußner: +49 551 39 14438

Metabolite fingerprinting (UPLC-(Q)TOF-MS)
Dr. Kirstin Feußner

Lipidomics (UPLC-QTRAP-MS)
Dr. Cornelia Herrfurth
Dr. Pablo Tarazona (parental leave)

Phytohormones (UPLC-QTRAP-MS)
Dr. Cornelia Herrfurth

Central metabolites (GC-MS)
Dr. Till Ischebeck

Oxylipins (GC-MS, HPLC)
Dr. Cornelia Herrfurth
Oxylipin Datenbank

Fatty acids and Sterols (GC-FID, GC-MS)
Dr. Till Ischebeck

Wax esters (DI-QTRAP-MS)
Dr. Cornelia Herrfurth

Compounds of the specialized metabolism (different LC und GC methods)
Phenylpropanoids, Flavonoids, Lignans, Anthocyanins, Indolglucosinolats, Polyamines, Cutin and Suberin monomers, Volatiles
Dr. Stefanie König, Dr. Franz Hadacek, Dr. Cornelia Herrfurth, Dr. Kirstin Feußner, Sabine Freitag