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The Metabolomics Innovation Centre (TMIC)

  • Project Leaders: David Wishart, Christoph Borchers
  • Institutions: University of Alberta
  • Budget: $2213528
  • Program/Competition: Science and Technology Platforms
  • Genome Centre(s): Genome Canada
  • Fiscal Year: 2017
  • Status: Closed

The Metabolomics Innovation Centre (TMIC) was launched in 2011 as a Genome Canada Science and Technology Innovation Centre. TMIC now serves as Canada’s national metabolomics laboratory and is mandated to provide Canadian scientists and trainees with access to comprehensive, cutting-edge metabolomic services and technologies. TMIC is a distributed core facility that currently consists of 4 nodes located in 2 Canadian universities: the University of Alberta (Alberta) and the University of Victoria (British Columbia).

TMIC’s key strengths are: 1) its ability to perform quantitative metabolomics on a wide range of matrices (biofluids, tissues, plants, microbes, water, air, soil); 2) its world-class informatics capabilities and database tools; 3) its capacity to innovate and perform translational technology development and 4) its ability to perform metabolomic measurements and analyses for a wide range of health, agriculture, environment, wildlife, fishery and forestry applications.