Platform of metabolome informatics considering the material cycle


  • Completed
  • Database Integration Coordination Program (DICP)
  • Projects funded in FY 2018

Name and affiliation of Research Director

ARITA Masanori

Professor, National Institute of Genetics, Research Organization of Information and Systems

Outline of R&D

Through compiling the spectral libraries of major metabolomics centers in Japan and abroad, we renovate the MassBank database as an international resource providing not only measured data (primary data) collected but also standardized spectral libraries (secondary data). Thereby we provide a basis for standards of compound identification. We also start a public repository for metabolome of biological samples, and work together with existing repositories in Europe and the United States to coordinate metadata. Furthermore, in order to link the metabolomics resources with other omics research, we also create the metabolic map visualizing 'meta' metabolism of material circulation. In summary, we establish metabolomics as an interdisciplinary field that also contributes to nutrition and environmental studies.

Main database(s) subject to research and development

Period of research and development

April 2018 to March 2023

DocumentsOnly in Japanese

Presentation documents


EvaluationOnly in Japanese

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