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Carla António, PhD | Metabolomics Scientist 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 metabolomics workflows follow 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. Our Plant Metabolomics Service Lab offers comprehensive sample processing, metabolite identification, and statistical analysis (descriptive statistics, uni- and multivariate statistics, graphical visualizations) to every metabolomics project to produce reliable biological interpretation of the data. We are open to academia and industry metabolomics projects in other scientifc areas and are willing to optimize further our routine plant protocols to embrace new organisms and tissues.

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