Metallomics: the history over the last decade and a future outlook

Metallomics. 2017 Aug 16;9(8):1001-1013. doi: 10.1039/c7mt00023e.


In 2004, the term "metallomics" was coined to describe integrated biometal science (H. Haraguchi, Metallomics as Integrated Biometal Science, J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2004, 19, 5-14). Around 10 years have passed since then, and the history of metallomics over the last decade is reviewed here, discussing the development of metallomics before and after the proposal. Furthermore, the future outlook of metallomics research will be considered, in terms of topics such as the organization of platforms for metallomics research related to trace metal sciences, a simplified model of the biological system and omics-sciences, research subjects in metallomics, recent trends of metallomics research, and the challenge of single biological cell analysis.

Publication types

  • Historical Article

MeSH terms

  • Computational Biology
  • History, 21st Century
  • Humans
  • Metalloproteins / metabolism*
  • Metals / analysis*
  • Metals / history*
  • Metals / metabolism
  • Micronutrients / metabolism*


  • Metalloproteins
  • Metals
  • Micronutrients