How many lipids are unknown? Large scale lipidomics cloud-based data processing with LC-Binbase
About Professor Oliver Fiehn
Prof. Oliver Fiehn has pioneered developments and applications in metabolomics with over 400 publications to date, starting in 1998 as postdoctoral scholar and from 2000 onwards as group leader at the Max-Planck Institute for Molecular Plant Physiology in Potsdam, Germany. Since 2004 he is Professor at the UC Davis Genome Center, overseeing his research laboratory and the satellite core service laboratory in metabolomics research. Since 2012, he is Director of the UC Davis West Coast Metabolomics Center, supervising 35 staff operating 18 mass spectrometers. Since 2021 he is directing activities at the new ThermoFisher Center of Excellence in Clinical Metabolomics at the UC Davis clinical campus in Sacramento, CA.
The West Coast Metabolomics Center provides the most extensive and most in-depth analysis of metabolites available today, with a focus on informatics approaches to process and interpret LC-MS/MS and ion mobility data. Beside NIH research projects like Dietary Metabolomics as well as Longevity Consortium and Acute to Chronic Pain, his laboratory builds software and databases such as MassBank.us that that hosts over 680,000 public metabolite mass spectra, in addition to MS-DIAL data processing software and the BinVestigate public frontend to more than 2,800 GC-TOF MS metabolomic studies. He co-founded the Metabolomics Society in 2005 and served on its board until 2015. In 2017 he co-founded the Metabolomics Association of North America (MANA) for which he organizes a range of workshops and conferences. In further public outreach, the West Coast Metabolomics Center holds monthly public webinars, has a YouTube channel, a newsletter, hosts the MANA website including its job board, organizes three metabolomics professional courses per year and invites international scholars to research visits.