Core FacilityMetabolomics Core Technology Platform
The Metabolomics Core Technology Platform (MCTP) is a DFG-registered (RI492) core facility of the Heidelberg University and is part of the Centre for Organismal Studies (COS).
The MCTP determines concentrations of small molecules in biological samples on a recharge, non-profit base. Depending on the requirements of your project, we offer tailor-made solutions as well as standardized Metabolomics assays.
We strive to provide high-quality analytical services at competitive prices, and regularly customize and develop assays to fit our users’ needs. We are project partner of the bio-medical research consortium SMART-CARE as well as the CRC 1118 “reactive metabolites as a cause of diabetic complications”.
In addition, we are one of the few certified laboratories worldwide for Metabolomics kit based assays developed by Biocrates.
All researchers of the University of Heidelberg, the Heidelberg and Mannheim University Hospital, DKFZ, MPImF and EMBL are welcome to request help or place orders for metabolite analyses. External projects can be accepted upon discussion.
Before sample submission please:
- follow the steps of our sample submission checklist.
- read carefully the general guideline for metabolite analyses with specified requirements for metabolite analyses.
- see our end-user license agreement (EULA) for more general information on the MCTP's services as well as users' rights and duties. New customers are requested to bring a signed copy of the EULA when submitting the first sample set.
The costs of core facility services – system usage and consumables - have to be charged directly to the users. For detailed prices of the different analyses please contact the MCTP. Prices can also be seen upon login to the online booking system.
The MCTP uses an online system from iLab Solutions designed to streamline the process of ordering and billing for core service requests.
For project related enquiries:
For sample submission and pickup:
Dr. Gernot Poschet
Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Hell
Centre for Organismal Studies
Im Neuenheimer Feld 360
Selection of recent publications with significant contribution of MCTP members