Growing Plants

OUR LAB

Carla António, PhD | Head of Lab

Plants are routinely exposed to abiotic/biotic stress factors and, as sessile organisms, must develop different strategies to cope with this multitude of natural environmental conditions. Our established routine Metabolomics workflow follows several standard steps, from sample preparation to metabolite extraction and Mass Spectrometry-based metabolite analysis, to investigate the molecular and biochemical mechanisms that underlie plant responses to changing environments. We offer comprehensive statistical analysis by applying our biostatistical tools (descriptive statistics, univariate and multivariate statistics, graphical visualizations) to every Metabolomics project to produce reliable biological interpretation of the data. We are open to Metabolomics projects in other scientific fields and are willing to develop further and optimize our routine protocols to embrace new organisms and tissues.

KEYWORDS: Mass Spectrometry, Sample Prep, Metabolomics, Metabolite Extractions, Protocol Optimization, Metabolome, Metabolite Profiling, Stress-Responsive Metabolites, Statistical & Data Analysis.