About SECIM

SOUTHEAST CENTER FOR INTEGRATED METABOLOMICS

About SECIM

SECIM provides state-of-the-art metabolomics services to users in all areas of biomedical and biological sciences. Several technologies contribute to the SECIM pipeline, giving users the flexibility to choose the best approach for a particular problem. New metabolomics technologies will be regularly added and integrated into SECIM. SECIM also provides educational opportunities to help create the next generation of metabolomics experts.

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Funding

SECIM is funded by the NIH Common Fund’s Metabolomics program, which has established a consortium of six Regional Comprehensive Metabolomics Resource Cores (RCMRC) and a Data Repository to serve users across the United States. The other partners in the consortium are:

West Coast Metabolomics Center

PI: Oliver Fiehn, PhD | UC Davis

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Eastern Regional Comprehensive Metabolomics Resource Core

PI: Susan Sumner, PhD | RTI International

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Michigan Regional Comprehensive Metabolomics Resource Core

PI: Charles Burant, MD, PhD | University of Michigan

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Resource Center for Stable Isotope-Resolved Metabolomics

PI: Richard Higashi, PhD | University of Kentucky

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Metabolomics Core at Mayo Clinic

PI: Sreekumaran Nair, MD, PhD | Mayo Clinic

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UCSD Metabolomics Workbench

PI: Shankar Subramaniam, PhD | UC San Diego

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SECIM Administration

The SECIM Administrative Core provides a single point of access for researchers, while overseeing and coordinating activities across all SECIM components. The UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute strengthens SECIM’s administrative capacity by providing additional business management expertise and leveraging existing infrastructure for informatics and sample management.

With capabilities that extend beyond simple reporting of individual metabolite differences among groups, SECIM offers scientists, researchers, and students a unique combination of technology, expertise, extensive sample libraries, training and education to spur advances in the field and glean new insights into important biological problems. The SECIM Administrative Core is fully dedicated to these aims, and invariably strives to deliver professional, expert service.

SECIM Director

Richard Yost, PhD

Dr. Yost is the University Professor and Head of Analytical Chemistry at the University of Florida. He is also director of the Southeast Center for Integrated Metabolomics (SECIM) and of NIH’s Metabolomics Consortium Coordinating Center (M3C). He is recognized internationally as a leader in the field of analytical chemistry, particularly tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS).

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Administrative Core Aims

Implement SECIM Management Plan

The Administrative Core is the interface between users, all technical cores, other Regional Comprehensive Metabolomics Resource Cores (RCMRCs), and the extensive resources at the University of Florida. The SECIM Administrative Core provides a single point of entry for all SECIM users, coordinating and facilitating access for users to all SECIM facilities, services and infrastructure.

Coordinate resource and data sharing

The SECIM Administrative Core promotes integration and coordination with external partners and collaborators to help build a national metabolomics consortium and strengthen national metabolomics capacity. SECIM’s HIPAA-compliant data is available for statistical analysis and deposited with the Data Repository and Coordinating Center (DRCC) at University of California, San Diego according to protocols established by the NIH Common Fund Metabolomics Program Executive Committee.

Provide website and social media support

The SECIM website provides details of all technical and biostatistical capabilities, pricing, key contacts, and instructions for access. Information on training and directions for how to apply for Pilot and Feasibility funds are highlighted on the website.

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