lab methods

Swedish Metabolomics Centre is a collaboration between Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and Umeå University (UmU).
Since 2016, Swedish Metabolomics Centre is a unit within the national centre Science for Life Laboratory (

The Swedish Metabolomics Centre (SMC; SLU/UmU) is a state-of-the-art facility that has specialized in the use of mass spectrometry based methods for the analysis of metabolites in different biological systems. A mass spectrometry laboratory performing research on plant hormones and also in metabolite analysis has been operating at SLU in Umeå since the 1990s. The laboratory has offered metabolite services since 2002 within the framework of the metabolomics platform. Dedicated staff and instrumentation have offered analysis to Swedish researchers in everything from clinical- to plant research. In 2012, a larger grant was obtained from the Knut & Alice Wallenberg Foundation (KAW), with the purpose of expanding the facility to a national knowledge and service centre in metabolite analysis for Swedish researchers. To mark this restart, the facility was renamed Swedish Metabolomics Centre. 

The SMC service finalizes roughly 70 projects on an annual basis for researchers from all major universities in Sweden, covering a broad spectra of research areas. SMC has analyzed more than 30 different sample types, ranging from plant and fungi to plasma and cerebrospinal fluid samples. Since 2013 SMC service has contributed to more than 240 publications.

Introduction to metabolomics