The Rothamsted Lipidomics facility combines analytical mass spectrometry with years of expertise to provide a flexible workflow for your lipidomic needs.
Lipids are essential components of all our cells. More than just storage, lipids are incredibly dynamic and regulate almost every function of the cell. Understanding lipid composition and turnover in cells delivers fundamental insights and impactful results. Our approach makes lipid analysis easy to incorporate into your research. We have developed both targeted and untargeted lipidomic approaches and by using sensitive mass spectrometry, we require only minimal amounts of sample to deliver a global analysis of the cellular lipidome. We can provide guidance on sample preparation or extract lipids from your samples as part of the workflow.
Our analytical knowhow includes the analysis of all major storage, membrane and signalling lipids in organelles, bacteria, yeast, microalgae, plants, animal cells and serum.
Using commercial standards and following guidance agreed by the Lipidomics Standards Initiative, we can identify and quantify hundreds of lipids in each sample. The analytical approach for samples will be agreed in advance and your data will be provided to you following an agreed timetable.