BioSciences Visions Seminar - Professor Ute Roessner - Imaging mass spectrometry – where are metabolites located?

Seminar/Forum

BioSciences Visions Seminar - Professor Ute Roessner - Imaging mass spectrometry – where are metabolites located?

Imaging Mass Spectrometry (IMS) is a novel technique allowing the measurement of the spatiotemporal distribution of many biomolecules, including lipids, in thin sections of biological tissues. The growing field of spatial lipidomics and metabolomics is developing and adopting IMS as a complementary analytical tool to conventional ‘omics analyses of crude tissue extracts. Here we present the advantages and disadvantages of IMS and describe potential applications of spatial metabolite and lipid analysis in different biological tissues such as from mammals or plants. We will discuss how IMS will contribute to our increasing knowledge base of biological systems by providing information on the spatial distribution.

Host: Professor Raoul Mulder

Followed by sandwiches BioSciences 2 Tea Room. Please let the host know if you would like the opportunity to meet the speaker before or after the seminar.

Presenter

  • Professor Ute Roessner
    Professor Ute Roessner, School of BioSciences