Metabolomics Core Facility

This facility provides services for analysis of metabolites and lipids.

Sample submission

Please contact the MCF staff before submission of samples and make sure you follow the instructions and correct protocols mentioned in Sample Preparation. Please label samples properly and include a sample information sheet along with the samples.

Samples can be submitted as:

  • Dried extracts obtained using speedvac / under nitrogen (preferred at cool conditions or room temperature)
  • Aqueous methanolic extracts
  • For outstations: please ship samples in sufficient dry ice.

PPMS booking system

Service requests through the PPMS system:

  • Use your EMBL credentials if you already have an account with the EMBL PPMS system, otherwise send us a request to create such an account
  • For each new project, submit a PPMS project request form
  • For each sample submission, submit a PPMS service order

Sample shipment

  • For outstations: please ship samples in sufficient dry ice.
  • Please do not ship samples just before or over weekends or holidays.
  • Include all details about samples on separate sheets and make sure labels on sample tubes are permanent and readable.
  • Provide an electronic sample list.


Attn: Bernhard Drotleff
Lab 428 (SCB)
Metabolomics Core Facility
EMBL Heidelberg, Meyerhofstraße 1
69117 Heidelberg, Germany

Phone: +49 622 138 787 05