MIMM: Isotopomics

Isotopic analysis at natural abundance has been a core expertise of our team since it was created in the 1980s by Profs. Martin and Martin, who discovered an original process based on SNIF-NMR to detect the chaptalization of wines.

Since then, we have made pioneering developments in this field, leading to a novel “isotopomics” approach, defined as the measurement of a large number of isotopic information at natural abundance, whether it is position-specific information obtained by NMR or average molecular information obtained by Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry (IRMS).

The innovative isotopic NMR developments carried out within the team, combined with recognized expertise in high-precision IRMS, enabled our team to target particularly original applications of isotopomics in food science, environment, forensics, health or metabolism.