The HUSERMET Project
the human serum metabolome in health and disease...


Journal Publications


  • Draper, J., Lloyd, A. J., Goodacre, R. & Beckmann, M. (2013). Flow infusion electrospray ionisation mass spectrometry for high throughput, non-targeted metabolite fingerprinting. Metabolomics, in press.
  • Dunn, W. B., Erban, A., Weber, R. J. M., Creek, D. J., Brown, M., Breitling, R., Hankemeier, T., Goodacre, R., Neumann, S., Kopka, J. & Viant, M. R. (2013). Mass Appeal: metabolite identification in mass spectrometry-focused untargeted metabolomics. Metabolomics, in press.


  • Vaughan, A. A., Dunn, W. B., Allwood, J. W., Wedge, D. C., Blackhall, F. H., Whetton, A. D., Dive, C. & Goodacre, R. (2012). Liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry calibration transfer and metabolomics data fusion. Analytical Chemistry, doi: 10.1021/ac302227c.
  • Xu, Y. & Goodacre, R. (2012). Multiblock principal component analysis: an efficient tool for analyzing metabolomics data which contain multiple influential factors. Metabolomics, 8, S37-S51.


  • Dunn, W. B., Goodacre, R., Neyses, L. & Mamas, M. (2011). The integration of metabolomics in to cardiovascular disease research: current achievements and a future outlook in heart disease and diabetes. Bioanalysis, 3, 2205-2222.
  • Wedge, D. C., Allwood, J. W., Dunn, W. B., Vaughan, A. A., Simpson, K., Brown, M., Priest, L., Blackhall, F. H., Whetton, A. D., Dive, C. & Goodacre, R. (2011). Is serum or plasma more appropriate for inter-subject comparisons in metabolomic studies? An assessment in patients with small-cell lung cancer. Analytical Chemistry, 83, 6689-6697.
  • Dunn, W. B., Broadhurst, D., Begley, P., Zelena, E., Francis-McIntyre, S., Anderson, N., Brown, M., Knowles, J. D., Halsall, A., Haselden, J. N., Nicholls, A. W., Wilson, I. D., The Husermet consortium, Kell, D. B. & Goodacre, R. (2011). Procedures for large-scale metabolic profiling of serum and plasma using gas chromatography and liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry. Nature Protocols, 6, 1060-1083.
  • Winder, C. L., Dunn, W. B. & Goodacre, R. (2011). TARDIS-based microbial metabolomics: time and relative differences in systems. Trends in Microbiology, 19, 315-322.
  • Brown, M., Wedge, D., Goodacre, R., Kell, D. B., Baker, P. N., Kenny, L. C., Mamas, M. A., Neyses, L. & Dunn, W. B. (2011). Automated workflows for accurate mass-based putative metabolite identification in LC/MS-derived metabolomic datasets. Bioinformatics, 27, 1108-1112.
  • Mamas, M., Dunn, W. B., Neyses, L. & Goodacre, R. (2011). The role of metabolites and metabolomics in clinically-applicable biomarkers of disease. Archives of Toxicology, 85, 5-17.
  • Dunn, W. B., Broadhurst, D., Atherton, H. J., Goodacre, R. and Griffin, J. L. (2011). Systems level studies of mammalian metabolomes: the roles of mass spectrometry and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Chemical Society Reviews, 40, 387-426.


  • Allwood, J. W., Erban, A., de Koning, S., Dunn, W. B., Luedemann, A., Lommen, A., Kay, L., Löscher, R., Kopka, J. & Goodacre, R. (2009). Inter-laboratory reproducibility of gas chromatography – electron impact – time of flight mass spectrometry (GC-EI-TOFMS) based plant metabolomics. Metabolomics, 5, 479-496.
  • Ong, K. R., Sims, A. H., Harvie, M., Chapman, M., Dunn, W. B., Broadhurst, D., Goodacre, R., Wilson, M., Thomas, N., Clarke, R. B. & Howell, A. (2009). Biomarkers of dietary energy restriction in women at increased risk of breast cancer. Cancer Prevention Research, 2, 720-731.
  • Begley P., Francis-McIntyre S., Dunn W.B., Broadhurst D.I., Halsall A., Tseng A., Knowles J., HUSERMET Consortium, Goodacre R., Kell D.B. (2009). Development and Performance of a Gas Chromatography-Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry Analysis for Large-Scale Nontargeted Metabolomic Studies of Human Serum. Anal. Chem., 81, 7038-7046.
  • Brown M., Dunn W.B., Dobson P., Patel Y., Winder C.L., Francis-McIntyre S., Begley P., Carroll K., Broadhurst, D., Tseng A., Swainston N., Spasic I., Goodacre R. and Kell D.B. (2009). Mass spectrometry tools and metabolite-specific databases for molecular identification in metabolomics. Analyst, 134, 1322-32.
  • Zelena E., Dunn W., Broadhurst D., Francis-McIntyre S., Carroll K., Begley P., O'Hagan S., Knowles J. D., Halsall A., HUSERMET Consortium, Wilson I. and Kell D. B. (2009). Development of a robust and repeatable UPLC-MS method for the long-term metabolomic study of human serum. Anal. Chem., 81, 1357-64.



  • Kell, D. B. (2007). The virtual human: towards a global systems biology of multiscale, distributed biochemical network models. IUBMB Life, 59, 689-95.
  • Griffin, J. L., Nicholls, A. W., Daykin, C. A., Heald, S., Keun, H. C., Schuppe-Koistinen, I., Griffiths, J. R., Cheng, L. L., Rocca-Serra, P., Rubtsov, D. V. & Robertson, D. (2007). Standard reporting requirements for biological samples in metabolomics experiments: mammalian/in vivo experiments. Metabolomics, 3, 179-188.
  • Sumner, L. W., Amberg, A., Barrett, D., Beale, M. H., Beger, R., Daykin, C. A., Fan, T. W.-M., Fiehn, O., Goodacre, R., Griffin, J. L., Hankemeier, T., Hardy, N., Harnly, J., Higashi, R., Kopka, J., Lane, A. N., Lindon, J. C., Marriott, P., Nicholls, A. W., Reily, M. D., Thaden, J. J. & Viant, M. R. (2007). Proposed minimum reporting standards for chemical analysis. Metabolomics, 3, 211-221.
  • Goodacre, R., Broadhurst, D., Smilde, A., Kristal, B. S., Baker, J. D., Beger, R., Bessant, C., Connor, S., Capuani, G., Craig, A., Ebbels, T., Kell, D. B., Manetti, C., Newton, J., Paternostro, G., Somorjai, R., Sjöström, M., Trygg, J. & Wulfert, F. (2007). Proposed minimum reporting standards for data analysis in metabolomics. Metabolomics, 3, 231-241.
  • Sansone, S.-A., Schober, D., Atherton, H. J., Fiehn, O., Jenkins, H., Rocca-Serra, P., Rubtsov, D. V., Spasic, I., Soldatova, L., Taylor, C., Tseng, A., Viant, M. R. & Ontology Working Group Members. (2007). Metabolomics standards initiative: ontology working group work in progress. Metabolomics, 3, 249-256.
  • Kell, D. B. (2007). Metabolomic biomarkers: search, discovery and validation. Exp. Rev. Mol. Diagnost., 7, 329-333.
  • Handl, J., Kell, D. B. & Knowles, J. (2007). Multiobjective optimization in bioinformatics and computational biology. IEEE Trans Comput Biol Bioinformatics, 4, 279-292.
  • O' Hagan S., Dunn W. B., Knowles J., Broadhurst D., Williams R., Ashworth J. A., Cameron M. & Kell D. B. (2007). Closed-loop, multiobjective optimisation of two-dimensional gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GCxGC-tof-MS) for serum metabolomics. Anal. Chem., 79, 464-476.


  • Broadhurst, D. & Kell, D. B. (2006). Statistical strategies for avoiding false discoveries in metabolomics and related experiments. Metabolomics, 2, 171-196.
  • Knowles, J. (2006). ParEGO: A hybrid algorithm with on-line landscape approximation for expensive multiobjective optimization problems. IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, 10, 50-66.
  • Sangster, T., Major, H., Plumb, R., Wilson, A. J. & Wilson, I. D. (2006). A pragmatic and readily implemented quality control strategy for HPLC-MS and GC-MS-based metabonomic analysis. Analyst, 10, 1075-1078.
  • Spasic, I., Dunn, W. B., Velarde, G., Tseng, A., Jenkins, H., Hardy, N. W., Oliver, S. G. & Kell, D. B. (2006). MeMo: a hybrid SQL/XML approach to metabolomic data management for functional genomics. BMC Bioinformatics, 7, 281-296.
  • Kell, D.B. (2006). Metabolomics, modelling and machine learning in systems biology - towards an understanding of the languages of cells. The FEBS Journal, 273, 873-894.


  • Kell, D.B. (2005). Metabolomics, machine learning and modelling: towards an understanding of the language of cells. Biochem. Soc. Trans., 33, 520-524.
  • O'Hagan S., Dunn W. B., Brown M., Knowles J. D., and Kell D. B. (2005). Closed-loop, multiobjective optimization of analytical instrumentation: gas chromatography/time-of-flight mass spectrometry of the metabolomes of human serum and of yeast fermentations. Anal. Chem, 77, 290-303.

[25 Sep. 2012]
HUSERMET represented at Metabomeeting 2012
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[30 Jun. 2011]
New Publication in Nature Protocols
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[23 Jan. 2010]
Manchester Researcher Appointed New 'Dementia Tsar'
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[04 Jan. 2010]
Newly Appointed Data Analyst
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[01 Nov. 2009]
Recruitment Finished
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[01 Aug. 2009]
Two New Publications
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[14 Apr. 2009]
Newly Appointed Research Technician
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[19 Nov. 2008]
New Project Manager
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[12 Sept. 2008]
HUSERMET Researchers Look to the Metabolome for Answers
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[07 Jul. 2008]
The University of Manchester and GSK Strike New Research Alliance
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[07 Jul. 2008]
Prof Doug Kell is the New Chief Executive for BBSRC
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[10 Dec. 2007]
The Maturing Field of Metabolomics is Taking Steps Toward Guiding Personalized Nutrition
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[24 Aug. 2007]
Free Health 'MOTs' in World's Biggest Male Ageing Study
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[20 Feb. 2007]
Newly Appointed Bioanalytical Scientist for the HUSERMET Project
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