Please note that NBAF-Birmingham is not currently accepting new applications until further notice.


Metabolomics research offered at NBAF-Birmingham: Guidance on experimental design for metabolomics study.

  • Extraction of metabolites from biological matrices.
  • Metabolite analysis by FT-ICR mass spectrometry and/or NMR spectroscopy.
  • Processing of spectral data and statistical analysis.
  • Guidance on data standards and long term data stewardship.

Scientific remit:
Metabolomics research conducted by this facility must lie within the NERC scientific remit. Applicants must fulfill standard NERC eligibility requirements for research funding.

Type of service:
One of the primary objectives of the facility is to provide training in environmental metabolomics to NERC-funded researchers. Therefore we encourage applicants and members of their research groups, particularly NERC-funded PhD students and postdoctoral researchers, to visit the metabolomics facility to learn techniques and to assist with their research project. A “full service” is also available in which samples alone are sent to Birmingham, and results returned after analysis.


Mark Viant (facility director)