Plant Metabolism and Metabolomics Facility

Our CEPLAS Plant Metabolism and Metabolomics Laboratories for metabolic analyses are open to all CEPLAS members as well as external customers. We offer a wide range of services for the identification and quantification of metabolites from diverse biological material. The aim of the laboratories is to apply routine methods and establish new methods for the extraction and subsequent analysis of primary and secondary metabolites, mainly via liquid and gas chromatographic separation methods that are hyphenated with mass spectrometry detection.

In our Plant Metabolism and Metabolomics Laboratories we:

  • Do routine measurements of key metabolites of the primary and secondary plant metabolism and
  • Establish new methods for metabolite measurements together with our collaborators

Key steps and crucial issues of metabolic analysis

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Eleven questions to be discussed to initiate a collaboration 

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Our instrumentation

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Plant Metabolism and Metabolomics Labor HHU

(primary metabolites)

Deputy Head
Dr. Dominik Brilhaus
Dominik Brilhaus


+49 211 81-10926 or -10817

Institute of Plant Biochemistry
Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

Universitätsstr. 1

40225 Düsseldorf _blank - "Plant metabolism lab"

Plant Metabolism and Metabolomics Labor UoC

(secondary metabolites)

Dr. Sabine Metzger
Sabine Metzger CEPLAS

+49 221 4708521

Botanical Institute, Cologne Biocenter
University of Cologne

Zülpicher Str. 47b

50674 Cologne
Heinrich Heine University
University of Cologne
Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research
Forschungszentrum Jülich