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Metabolomics Center

Yan Ma, Ph.D.

Director of Metabolomics Center, NIBS, Beijing, China
Phone: 010-80726688-8325
Fax: 010-80726689
E-mail: mayan@nibs.ac.cn



Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry,Department of Chemistry,University of California, Davis, USA


B.S. Material Chemistry, School of Chemistry, Nankai University, Tianjin, China

Professional Experience


Director of Metabolomics Center, National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing, China


Staff Research Associate, Metabolomics Center, National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing, China

Metabolomics Center

The metabolomics center performs qualitative and quantitative analysis for metabolites and small molecules (typically with molecular weight of less than 1500 Da) using liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry (LC-MS). Currently the center is equipped with Agilent 6495 QqQ and 6540 QTOF instruments and we provide comprehensive metabolomics services including targeted metabolite assays, lipidomics analysis, untargeted metabolomic profiling, and MS-based compound identification. At the same time, we are introducing and developing new analytical methods to increase the sensitivity,accuracy and coverage of metabolomics. We hope to apply these techniques to the basic biological research and provide novel insights into various biological questions.


1.   Liu Y, Zou W, Yang P, Wang L, Ma Y, Zhang H, Wang X: Autophagy-dependent ribosomal RNA degradation is essential for maintainingnucleotide homeostasis during C. elegans development. Elife 2018, 7. pii: e36588

2.   Kind T, Tsugawa H, Cajka T, Ma Y, Lai Z, Mehta S, Wohlgemuth G, Barupal D, Showalter M, Arita M: Identification of small molecules using accurate mass MS/MS search. Mass spectrometry reviews 2018, 37:513–532