Friday, 2 July 2010


We are now in an era in which a plethora of domains of sciencific investigations are combined with the suffix ‘omics’. These include neologisms such as genomics, proteomics, metabonomics, pharmacogenomics, nutrigenomics and many others.
Scientists at Lilly have now established the basis of a new –omics related discipline which they have dubbed Fermentanomics and consists in a new rapid and robust NMR method for monitoring mammalian cell cultures.
This work has been published as a JACS communication and I’m delighted to see that they have used our Global Spectral Deconvolution (GSD) technique available in Mnova for the extraction of the concentrations of the components from the NMR spectra of the spent media of mammalian cell culture

1 comment:

stan said...

Well, now! I always thought fermentation had something to do with the production of alcohol. Little beasts eating all kinds of nasty sugars and pissing noble CH3CH2OH. But I am just a physicist, of course. Bradley Scott, if you are there, could you knock on the table and illuminate us?

On a different level: it is not just 'omics' but also 'olomics' and 'onomics'. Showing that the Babel Tower Project (BTP) was doomed already before they laid the foundations and not (as some sources claim) when they were half-way to the sky.

Finally, a proposal: what about the term 'mromics' as opposed to 'msomics' ? It sounds foolish enough to catch fire.

Anyway, Carlos, I love your new blog style.