The "Exploration of Metabolism" platform (PFEM, Clermont-Ferrand) - Clermont-Auvergne University (UCA)

Nom des responsables de la structure

  • Estelle Pujos-Guillot

Tutelles de la structure

  • University of Clermont-Auvergne (Clermont-Ferrand)

Personne référent pour les échanges avec MetaboHUB

  • Cyril Jousse

Site géographique

  • Tthe university campus Cézeaux (UCA)

Adresse du site web

Domaine d’application


Services types

The platform provides the technical and human resources for the realization of scientific projects Study of metabolism. Furthermore, it proposes the development of new tools to address new scientific issues, current issues in the field: development of multi-platform approaches to obtaining maximum analytical coverage of the metabolome, development of analytical strategies to facilitate identification of biomarkers and achieving automation of data processing tools (workflows and databases).
The platform has premises reserved for the temporary reception of external users, and offers regular training. 

Capacité analytique avec le type de techniques maitrisées

The platform hosts more than 30 projects per year, which represents about 7,000 samples analyzed.

Liste des équipements

-Activity Untargeted metabolomics:
metabolic profiling: LC / QToF, GC / QToF, LC / NMR / ToF metabolic profiling,
Identification of unknown metabolites: LTQ Orbitrap
-Activity Quantification: LC / QqQ, GC / QqQ
-Activity Fluxomics: GC / MS, GC / C / IRMS
-Workflow Bioinformatics:
 Workflow4Metabolomics (W4M): http: //
-Data base:

Compétences et ressources humaines

The team includes 22 people dedicated platform holders (16.3 E.T.P.) for its operation and whose skills include biochemistry, analytical chemistry, statistics and bioinformatics

Démarche qualité

Certification ISO 9001 and NFX 50-900
Since 2009, we are also labeled "platform of excellence" by the GIS IBiSA