University of Luxembourg

Metabolomics Platform - Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine

Posted by Lidia from University of LuxembourgResponsive · Research Services and Capabilities · Luxembourg

Summary of the technology

The LCSB Metabolomics Platform is specialized in developing and applying mass spectrometry-based comprehensive analysis methods of small molecules in complex biological matrices. Our Platform works with national and international partners from academia and industry to help them reach their research goals. To address the needs in this fast-changing field, our Platform continuously develops new analytical and tailor-made methods in response to upcoming biological and biomedical questions.

University of Luxembourg

Description of the technology

Our highly-qualified team works closely with customers to design and develop solutions, based on a well-equipped platform and a precise and reliable data generation. The team can guide the customer to find the best suitable method and experimental design to efficiently extract maximally informative results:

  • On site mass spectrometry facility to deal with large sample sets (>1000 samples)
  • Expertise in sample preparation from different biological matrices
  • Established analytical methods for a large variety of customer needs
  • Experience with all actors from the value chain.


  • Quantitative LC-MS and GC-MS

Metabolic profiling (Relative/absolute quantification of target compounds)

  • Customized quantitative LC-MS and GC-MS (incl. method development)

Tailor-made methods for specific biological questions

  • Untargeted GC-MS analyses (biomarker discovery, hypothesis-free approach)

Discovery-based relative quantification of known and unknown compounds

  • Structure elucidation (LC-MS/MS)

Determining the sum formula and structure of an unknown compound

  • Stable isotope assisted metabolomics (GC-MS)

Metabolic flux analysis and pathway discovery

  • High-abundant metabolite analysis by Biochemistry analyser

Precise absolute quantification of selected compounds


Technology Owner

University of Luxembourg

Research & Technology Organization

Related keywords

  • Biological Sciences
  • Biology / Biotechnology
  • Genome Research
  • Genetic Engineering / Molecular Biology
  • metabolomics
  • metabolome

About University of Luxembourg

Research & Technology Organization from Luxembourg

The University of Luxembourg, founded in 2003, is a European research university with a distinctly international, multilingual and interdisciplinary character. It is a modern institution with a personal atmosphere, close to European institutions, innovative companies and the financial place.

With nearly 6,200 students and about 1,700 employees from all over the globe, the University offers a unique mix of international excellence and national relevance, delivering knowledge for society and businesses. The University has three faculties and three interdisciplinary centers:

• The Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication (FSTC)
• The Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance (FDEF)
• The Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE)
• The Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT)
• The Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB)
• Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH)

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