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Metabolites identified using infrared ion spectroscopy

Date of news: 10 July 2018

Together with researchers at the Radboud university medical centre, our colleagues Jonathan Martens, Giel Berden and Jos Oomens contributed to the issue “IEMomics – a crosstalk of omics” in the Journal of Inherited Metabolic Diseases. They point out that infrared ion spectroscopy has the potential to play a pivotal role in the identification of challenging biomarkers. Two well-known biomarkers of inborn errors of metabolism are characterized and distinguished using infrared ion spectroscopy. Early diagnosis of inborn errors of metabolism is crucial for enabling treatment and depends on the identification of biomarkers specific for the disorder. Read the article online.


The issue “IEMomics – a crosstalk of omics” in the Journal of Inherited Metabolic Diseases includes 26 full papers on metabolomics, genomics, lipidomics, glycomics, transcriptomics and phenomics, illustrating that the omics-era has entered the clinical diagnostic laboratories but as well the doctor’s office. The big data that emerge from these novel analytical omics-approaches are very powerful and promising but at the same time show us how little we know about human metabolism. This special issue will inspire you to enter this new world of “omics” and there is lot to discover!