This article highlights some of the larger and more recent metabolomics activities which are funded and organised at local (mostly national) level. While being just a snap-shot, and far from exhaustive, the details clearly illustrate the extent to which metabolomics has already become established and integrated in both basic fundamental and more applied research covering a wide range of organisms. Many national (service) centres for metabolomics already exist and additional ones are envisaged.
KeywordsMetabolomics Society Global initiatives National programmes
We are grateful to all those people who quickly provided information on activities in their local areas. These were: Kazuki Saito and Masaru Tomita (Japan); Ute Roessner (Australasia); Mark Viant (UK-RC, together with Mike Beale, Jules Griffin, Jeremy Nicholson and Dave Watson); Andy Nicholls (UK-MPF, together with Roy Goodacre and Jules Griffin); Merlijn van Rijswijk (Netherlands); Catherine Deborde, (France). We also apologize to all those who, for lack of space, have been missed out. Please let us know if you would like to be included in a follow-up article!
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