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SPS - Saclay Plant Sciences

Metabolism - Metabolome (OV)

Plant Observatory - Gif-sur-Yvette
Observatoire Végétal

Technologies proposed

  • Analysis of primary and secondary metabolisms (metabolic profiling and targeted analyses)
  • Isotopic measurements (13C, 15N, 2H, 18O, 34S) at natural or enriched abundance
  • Classical semi-targeted metabolomics
  • Targeted eurymetabolomics (cofacteuromics, hormonomics)
  • Aminoacidomics (absolute quantification)
  • Isotopic tracing & fluxomics
  • Quantitative analysis of anions, cations, sugar and organic acids
  • Quantitative analysis of secondary metabolites: terpenes, alkaloids and signal-metabolites


  • Gas chromatograph coupled to a mass spectrometer (GC-MS)
  • Isotopic mass spectrometers coupled to an elemental analyzer or gas chromatography (EA-IRMS, GC-C-IRMS)
  • Liquid chromatographs (HPLC, UPLC, IC) among which two are coupled to ground (LC-MS and LC-MS / MS)
  • NMR spectrometer (400 MHz with cryoprobe)


Scientific manager

Bertrand Gakière
+33 (0)1 69 15 33 75

Technical manager

Françoise Gilard



Metabolism-Metabolome platform
Plant Observatory
Institut de Sciences des Plantes de Paris-Saclay
Bâtiment 630
Université Paris-Sud
Faculté des Sciences
91405 Orsay Cedex