Prof. Gary Siuzdak will give a seminar – 11:00a.m. in Aud. A Génopode, on May 29, 2019

Prof. Gary Siuzdak is visiting Switzerland this week.

With the support of the Swiss Chemical Society, Gary is lecturing in four cities, and on Wednesday, 29 May 2019 at 11:00 am at the University of Lausanne – Génopode A Auditorium (Génopode building, UNIL Sorge)


Title: Discovering Metabolites that Alter Physiology, an Omics Perspective

Abstract: Metabolomics and the comprehensive analysis of the metabolome and lipidome has traditionally been pursued with the aim of identifying biomarkers in the diagnosis and prediction of disease. However, the value of metabolomics has been redefined from a simple biomarker identification tool to a technology for the discovery of active drivers of biological processes. It is now clear that the metabolome affects cellular physiology through modulation of other ‘omics’ levels, including the genome, epigenome, transcriptome and proteome. In this presentation, I will focus on our recent progress in using metabolomics to understand how the metabolome influences other omics and, by extension, to reveal the active role of metabolites in physiology and disease. This concept of utilizing metabolomics to perform activity screens to identify biologically active metabolites — which we term activity metabolomics — is already having a broad impact on biology.


Nature Biotechnology 2018, 36 (4), 316-320.

Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology 2019 online. Discovering metabolites that alter physiology, an omics perspective