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Metabolomics COS Facility

The COS Metabolomics Facility performs targeted and non-targeted approaches to biological problems including:

  • Metabolome profiling or global metabolomics.
  • Lipidomics.
  • Relative and absolute quantitation of small molecules (targeted metabolomics).

Some of the applications are listed here:

  • Relative and absolute quantitation of small molecules: metabolites, vitamins, drugs, antibiotics, pesticides, food contaminants.
  • Analysis of complex natural product extracts,
  • Structure elucidation of complex pharmaceuticals and their metabolites,
  • Accurate-mass data analysis of environmental samples,
  • Differential analysis to identify impurities in pharmaceuticals
  • Characterization of unknown compounds,
  • Forensic and toxicological screening,
  • Profile-directed biomarker discovery.
  • Detection of pesticides in food matrices
  • Analysis of steroidal analogs
  • Determination of Fatty Acid Methyl Esters (FAMEs)
  • Determination of low and trace level polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in food samples
  • Detection of phthalates in food
  • Determination of chemical contaminants.
  • Analysis of PCBs in food and biological samples
  • High-throughput pesticides analysis
  • PCDD/F screening at the maximum residue level for food safety analysis
  • Quantitative dioxins screening at the level of interest in animal feed and food
  • Determination of anabolic steroids in human urine
  • Determination of organotins in water
Nuria Canela, PhD
COS Technical Coordinator
+34 977300431
Access Procedures

Please contact with the project manager by mail: or by phone +34 977 300 431.


Assurance of quality

COS works under ISO 9001