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TMIC is North America’s premiere single source destination providing fee-for-service metabolic profiling. We offer a broad range of custom metabolomics services to fill any need. If you want the fastest, most quantitative and comprehensive metabolomics facility on the continent, you’re at the right place.

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Metabolomics is an emerging field of "omics" research specializing in the near global analysis of small molecule metabolites found in living organisms. Its applications are already being seen in a broad range of disciplines including disease diagnostics, agriculture food and safety, and pharmaceutical R&D.

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Vital to metabolomics research is the ability to share it with the wider community. Since 2006, the Wishart lab at the University of Alberta has made its research publicly available, developing metabolomic databases, programs and web servers accessed by researchers and private sector partners worldwide.

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Canada Foundation for Innovation awards TMIC millions in funding!


January 2, 2018

On January 9, 2017, the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) announced an investment of $328 million in 17 national research facilities. The Metabolomics Innovation Centre (TMIC) received $6 million in funding through CFI's Major Science Initiatives (MSI) Fund thus ensuring its continued status as a cutting edge, world-class facility.

"This new funding will give TMIC the long-term stability it needs to make both Alberta and Canada a real leader in metabolomics research and development. will allow hundreds of scientists from across Canada to come train and conduct research at TMIC and to make metabolomics an integral part of their research program. It will also foster the growth of Canada’s emerging metabolomics industry, where made-in-Canada ideas and technologies can be used in precision medicine, precision farming, and environmental monitoring.” - David Wishart

With the support of CFI, the field of metabolomics research will continue to grow strong... and TMIC will be at the forefront of this exciting field of science.

Visit CFI's website for more information.

Looking for a job in the field of Metabolomics?


November 27, 2017

TMIC is currently recruiting postdoctoral scientists in the fields of analytical chemistry and bioinformatics. Information regarding each position can be found in the links below. The posts are available immediately and are open until filled.

Postdoc Position (Analytical Chemistry)

Postdoc Position (Bioinformatics)

Upcoming Workshop: Metabolomics in Personalized Medicine


April 15, 2017

The Metabolomics in Personalized Medicine: From Theory to Practice workshop will be held on June 8th, 2017 in Toronto at Mount Sinai Hospital. This free one-day event will headline talented presenters from diverse disciplines and should not be missed. Organizers are Dr. David Wishart at The Metabolomics Innovation Centre (TMIC) at the University of Alberta, and Biocrates Life Sciences phenotyping company.

For registration, please email your name, affiliation, and areas of research interest to

Lu Deng receives coveted Mitacs Award

November 16, 2016

Our very own Lu Deng, postdoctoral fellow with University of Alberta’s Department of Computing Science and Department of Biological Sciences, has been rewarded for her achievements. She has won the Mitacs & National Research Council-IRAP Award for Commercialization 2016.

Lu’s research was conducted during her Mitacs Elevate fellowship with Edmonton-based Metabolomic Technologies Inc. (MTI). She developed PolypDx, an inexpensive urine test used to screen for polyps, the precursor to colon cancer.

Previous screening had to be done on cost-prohibitive highly specialized equipment. With the development of PolypDx, medical laboratories in Canada and the U.S. can now proceed using pre-existing mass-spectrometer technology. The product was launched in the spring and has already been in use for months in labs across the U.S.

Lu has completed her Mitacs fellowship and has moved on to a full-time senior scientist position at MTI. We wish her well.