Presentation: GC-RMet: An R package for GC-MS automatic compound deconvolution, alignment, identification and quantification in metabolomics.

Posted on Feb 3, 2014 in Research

Xavier Domingo, PhD student from de Metabolomics Platform will present his work title “GC-RMet: An R package for GC-MS automatic compound deconvolution, alignment, identification and quantification in metabolomics” next 7/2/14 at 10:00h in CTNS, Reus.

Biosfer Teslab, a spin-off generated from the Metabolimics Platform research studies.

Posted on Feb 3, 2014 in Education, Research

Roger Mallol and Núria Amigó, PhD students from de Metabolomics Platform, set up the spin-off Biosfer Teslab, a company that produces an advanced lipoprotein test to predict cardiovascular diseases.

The company Biosfer Teslab won the price ReusEmpresa  last November 2013.

Dr. Oscar Yanes gives a course in Metabolomics

Posted on Feb 26, 2013 in Education, Research

Dr. Oscar Yanes is invited to participate on the EMBO Practical Course on Metabolomics Bioinformatics for Life Scientists, Monday, February 25, 2013 – Friday, March 1, 2013, in Cambridge.

Presentation of the Centre for Omic Sciences in a local TV

Posted on Feb 26, 2013 in Research

The Centre for Omic Science was presented last 22 January in Canal Reus TV, with an interview to the Metabolomics Platform coordinator, Dr. Oscar Yanes.  (minut 7:53 to 9:07)

The diabetes day brings TV3 to the Metabolomics Platform

Posted on Nov 20, 2012 in Research

A report about the  Metabolomics Platform in the new Centre for Omic Science was seen in the Television from Catalonia last 13th November, where Dr. Xavier Correig was interviewed about his research on lipoproteins in diabetics to improve the estimation of cardiovascular risk.   (minut 00:38 to 02:15)

New papers published

Posted on Nov 15, 2012 in Research


A Guideline to Univariate Statistical Analysis for LC/MS-Based.

Maria Vinaixa, Sara Samino, Isabel Saez, Jordi Duran, Joan J. Guinovart  and Oscar Yanes.

Metabolites 2012, 2, 775-795; doi:10.3390/metabo2040775

See on-line paper


Human serum/plasma lipoprotein analysis by NMR: application to the study of diabetic dyslipidemia.

Roger Mallol, Miguel Angel Rodriguez, Jesus Brezmes, Luis Masana and Xavier Correig.

Prog Nucl Mag Res Sp, doi 10.1016/j.pnmrs.2012.09.001 (2012)

The Metabolomics Platform participates on the 6th Santorini Conference Biologie Prospective

Posted on Sep 21, 2012 in Education, Research

Dr. Oscar Yanes is invited to participate on the 6th Santorini Conference Biologie Prospective, Systems Biology and Personalized Health Science and Translation,  30 Sep – 02 Oct 2012.

Dr. Oscar Yanes will give his presentation titled “Metabolomics: Bridging gaps in systems biology” on 30/09/12.

See Program

New paper published

Posted on Sep 20, 2012 in Research

The metabolome of induced pluripotent stem cells reveals metabolic changes occurring in somatic cell reprogramming.
Panopoulos AD, Yanes O, Ruiz S, Kida YS, Diep D, Tautenhahn R, Herrerías A, Batchelder EM, Plongthongkum N, Lutz M, Berggren WT, Zhang K, Evans RM, Siuzdak G, Izpisua Belmonte JC.
Cell Res, 22, 168-177 (2012)


New paper published

Posted on Jul 10, 2012 in Research

Assessment of compatibility between extraction methods for NMR- and LC/MS-based metabolomics.

Beltran A, Suárez M, Rodríguez MA, Vinaixa M, Samino S, Arola L, Correig X, Yanes O.

Analytical Chemistry, 2012.

PhD Scholarship positions for Metabolomics Resarch

Posted on Jun 4, 2012 in Education, Research

The SIPOMICS (SIgnal Processing for Omic ScienceS) research Group from the Rovira i Virgili University is seeking candidates to apply for 3 scholarships to obtain the PhD at our research facilities located in Tarragona (Catalonia, Spain). There are 3 desired profiles for the positions:

  • The first position is intended for candidates with an engineering and/or physics background.  This position will involve working in the simulation and characterization of serum lipoproteins using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance equipment (HR -NMR). Experience working on Matlab or R will be appreciated.
  • The second position is intended for candidates with a signal processing background. The thesis to be developed will focus on metabolic image data processing in particular, and 3D data algorithms in general. They will be aimed towards metabolomic studies where MALDI and TOF MS data will need to be conditioned, processed and correlated with clinical biomarkers in order to turn raw measurement data into useful clinical information. Strong software programming skills are a must, and experience working on Matlab or R will also be highly appreciated.
  • Development of micro/nano electronic surfaces and signal processing algorithms for NIMS (Nano Iniciator Mass Spectroscopy). The objectives are the fabrication of different nanosctructured materials (silicon, alumina, etc.) suitable for the analysis of tissue and body fluid metabolites by MALDI-TOF-MS and the creation of algorithms for obtained data processing and representation. Required profile: Candidates should have a background on electronics, chemistry or physics. Experience on statistics, and multivariate analysis will also be highly appreciated.

Candidates should have a Bachelor or a master degree to be eligible for the positions.

SIPOMICS is a multidisciplinary research Group formed by chemists, biochemists, computer and telecommunication engineers that has a very close relationship with the most important metabolomics platform in Spain.

We offer a 1 – year scholarship plus a 3-year contract to develop research work that would allow the candidates to obtain their PhD. degree in our doctorate program at the Rovira i Virgili University. Moreover, if the candidates lack a master degree, the scholarship will also allow them to obtain their Master degree at our department. All tuitions (master and PhD degree fees) are included in the scholarship, and therefore free for the selected candidates.

Tarragona is a Mediterranean city with a Mild climate, 100km South ‐ East of Barcelona with many cultural and ludic activities, including nice beaches, archaeological museums (with many Roman ruins) and touristic facilities. The city is very well communicated through plane, high speed trains and a vast highway network.

Candidates should go to the web page , click on “General programme” (Resolution of the competition/ Application form/ General Programme) and follow the instructions. They will have to register in the candidate database prior to compliment the form. The candidates should mark ALL  of the following positions:

2012BPURV-17* (Dr. Xavier Correig, conveni de col.laboració URV-Bruker)
2012BPURV-43, 44, 45, 46 (Generic Position, Electronic Technology speciality,Department of Electronic, Electric and Automatic Engineering)

Original documents must be sent by regular mail. Deadline for sending the documents is 13:00 hours, June 22nd (Spanish official time).

If you have any questions please contact Dr. Serena Pujol through her email address (