In addition to the IMC's analytical instrumentation, the IMC works with collaborating core facilities in order to apply the most appropriate technology to each project. Currently available analytical platforms include:
- LC/MS for a large quantitative, targeted metabolomics panel
- GC/MS for specific pathway targeted analyses and isotope tracer studies
- NMR for untargeted, quantitative analysis of higher concentration metabolites
After data collection, the IMC assists with data analysis, integration, and interpretation using software platforms developed in-house. Using the VIIME* platform, data from multiple metabolomics or other omics platforms can be integrated and mined. A suite of data visualization aid in the interpretation to transform large datasets into important biological information.
*Visualization and Integration of Metabolomics Experiments; Choudhury, et al., J. Open Source Software, 5, 2410, 2020; www.viime.org