New tools and resources in metabolomics: 2016-2017

Electrophoresis. 2018 Apr;39(7):909-923. doi: 10.1002/elps.201700441. Epub 2018 Jan 25.


Rapid advances in mass spectrometry (MS) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)-based platforms for metabolomics have led to an upsurge of data every single year. Newer high-throughput platforms, hyphenated technologies, miniaturization, and tool kits in data acquisition efforts in metabolomics have led to additional challenges in metabolomics data pre-processing, analysis, interpretation, and integration. Thanks to the informatics, statistics, and computational community, new resources continue to develop for metabolomics researchers. The purpose of this review is to provide a summary of the metabolomics tools, software, and databases that were developed or improved during 2016-2017, thus, enabling readers, developers, and researchers access to a succinct but thorough list of resources for further improvisation, implementation, and application in due course of time.

Keywords: Data; Network; Software; Statistics; Visualization; Workflow.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Chromatography / methods
  • Databases, Factual
  • High-Throughput Screening Assays / instrumentation
  • High-Throughput Screening Assays / methods*
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy / methods*
  • Mass Spectrometry / methods*
  • Metabolomics / instrumentation*
  • Miniaturization
  • Software