Professor Philippe Schmitt-Kopplin´s team performs tailored and comprehensive metabolomics in food, health and geosciences. He has a strong profile in analytical chemistry with integrated approaches combining (ultra) high-resolution mass spectrometry, separation sciences, NMR-spectroscopy with (bio)informatics for the description of any complex organic systems on a molecular level. 

A focus in the last decade was to implement magnetic resonance mass spectrometry into applications for a rapid and robust tool for deep metabotyping and small molecules profiling. One focus is on the chemical understanding of microbiomes in health and environments and integrating these information with existing biological, metaproteome or metagenome data. His interdisciplinary studies are related to relevant geochemical questions (C and S-cycling, halogens, origin of life) and important biology/health issues related to environmental factors (allergies, nutrition, metabolic diseases) at the interface of chemistry and biology. He is member of the Technical University of Munich and heads the Comprehensive Foodomics Platform of the Institute of Analytical Food Chemistry (Prof. M. Rychlik) and is director of the Research Unit Analytical BioGeoChemistry of the Helmholtz Zentrum München, Germany.