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The main objective of the platform is to provide a whole set of concepts, methods and tools for the identification and quantification of various biomarkers related to nutritional status, the development/occurrence of diseases, food quality and nutrient composition and also the interaction of biological systems with their environments.

In this context, the PFEM main missions are the following:

  • Provide technical and human resources to carry out metabolism studies: advice and expertise for defining, implementing and conducting metabolomics and proteomics projects.
  • Improve its technological services to address new scientific challenges by doing developments of new analytical methods and bioinformatics tools.
  • Dispense education, training (students, researchers, engineers, and technicians) and technical assistance to users (for sample preparation, data handling, statistics and data interpretation).