Automated assembly of species metabolomes through data submission into a public repository

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate


  • Reza M. Salek
  • Pablo Conesa
  • Keeva Cochrane
  • Kenneth Haug
  • Mark Williams
  • Namrata Kale
  • Pablo Moreno
  • Kalai Vanii Jayaseelan
  • Jose Ramon Macias
  • Venkata chandrasekhar Nainala
  • Robert D. Hall
  • Laura K. Reed
  • Claire O'Donovan
  • Christoph Steinbeck

Colleges, School and Institutes

External organisations

  • European Bioinformatics Institute
  • Wageningen University and Research Centre
  • University of Alabama
  • Institut für Geowissenschaften


Following similar global efforts to exchange genomic and other biomedical data, global databases in metabolomics have now been established. MetaboLights, the first general purpose, publically available, cross-species, cross-application database in metabolomics, has become the fastest growing data repository at the European Bioinformatics Institute in terms of data volume. Here we present the automated assembly of species metabolomes in MetaboLights, a crucial reference for chemical biology, which is growing through user submissions.


Original languageEnglish
Article numbergix062
Pages (from-to)1-4
Issue number8
Early online date19 Jul 2017
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2017


  • Curation, Databases, Metabolomics, Species metabolomes