Scientific representation

High resolution tailored metabolomics in the food - nutrition - health chemical continuum

Time: Wednesday, April 19, 2023 (15:30 - 15:55)

Venue: The 2nd floor, SECC center, 799 Nguyen Van Linh Street, Dist. 7, HCMC

Prof.Dr. Philippe Schmitt-Kopplin


  • 2011 - present: Focus in Systems Analytical Chemistry - Director of the Research Unit “Analytical BioGeoChemistry” of the Helmholtz Munich, in Neuherberg/Munich Germany, Metabolomics and denovo Biomarker discovery/analytical chemistry in projects in the field of Health, biology and geosciences
  • 2011 - present: Head of the comprehensive Foodomics platform at the Technische Universität Muenchen (TUM)
  • 2001 - 2011: Group and research unit leader in the Institute of Ecological Chemistry (IÖC) at the Helmholtz Zentrum (former GSF)
  • 1996 - 2001: Young - scientist (Nachwuchswissenschaftler) at the IÖC-GSF, Attaching/Freising, Germany
  • 1995: Research associate stipend from the US - National Research Council, at the US-Environmental Protection Agency, Athens, Georgia - USA Chirality in the environment/novel CE-technologies


  • 2021 - present: Focus Microbiology - Honorary Professor at Amity Institute of Microbial Technology, Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Noida
  • 2021 - present: Focus Astrochemistry - Guest Scientist, Max Planck Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, Germany
  • 2020 - present: Focus Nature Chemistry - Faculty Member, University of Punjab, Patiala, Dept of Chemistry, SERB-VAJRA
  • 2018 - present: Focus Marine & BioGeochemistry - Adjunct Prof., University of Maryland, Chesapeake Bay Laboratories, Solomons, Maryland, USA
  • 2011 - present: Focus Food Chemistry - Apl.Prof. at the Chair of analytical Food Chemistry, School of Life Sciences, Weihenstephan/Freising, Technischen Universität München
  • 2002: Habilitation at the Wissenschaftszentrum Weihenstephan für Ernährung, Landnutzung und Umwelt der Technischen Universität München. Venia legendi in Ecological chemistry and environmental analytical chemistry
  • 1995: 1st Doctor theses at the „Technische Universität München“, Germany, passed with Honor "sehr gut" Oekologische Chemie
  • 1996: 2nd Doctor theses at the „Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine (INPL), Nancy, France, passed with Honor "avec félicitations du jury"
  • 1987 - 1990:  Ecole Nationale Supérieure d´Agronomie et des Industries Alimentaires (ENSAIA), Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine (INPL), Nancy, (F) (i) Diplome d´Ingénieur Agronome de l´ENSAIA (engineering diploma) Phytochemistry and (ii) Diplome d´Etudes Approfondies (DEA) (equ. Master of Sciences diploma)


  • 2022 – present: Science Advisory Board (SAB) “mitarget FOR 5042” DFG research group on Chronic intestinal diseases
  • 2020 - present: Executive member at NASA and JAXA in the soluble organic matter analysis-teams for sample return missions HAYABUSA2 and OSIRIS-REx
  • 2019 - present: Science Advisory Board (SAB) of laboratoire de Procédés Alimentaires et Microbiologiques, Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, France
  • 2016 - present: Science Advisory Board (SAB) of the Centre de Génomique Fonctionnelle de Bordeaux (CGFB) in Metabolomics from 2016
  • 2016 - present: Scientific expert of the Institut Francais du Pétrole et des Energies Nouvelles (IFPEN), Solaize/Lyon in the research field “physical and chemical analysis” and “environmental analysis”
  • 2014 - present: Science Advisory Board (SAB) of the French Metabolomics National investment "MetaboHub"
  • 2013 - present: Science Advisory Board (SAB) at the French FT-ICR-MS network (TGE FTICR (FR3624)) from 2013
  • 2009 - present: Université Franco - Allemande (UFA)/ Deusch - Französische Hochschule (DFH)


  • Total of almost 570+ publications and books chapters since 1990: 1 book on fundamentals and application of capillary electrophoresis (third edition 2016), 1 book on fundamentals and applications in FTMS (2018/2019), 1 book on metabolomics in foodomics (2019/2021), several special issues in Elecrophoresis on capillary electrophoresis and 1 special issue in the journal “LIFE” on “Analytical Chemistry in Astrobiology” (2018/2019)
  • Web of Science: H-6271-2011, 575 publications, 18690+ citations, H-index 71
  • Website Research Gate
  • Google Scholar: 26600+ citations H-index 87
  • Supervision of 50+ PhD students to date in Analytical Chemistry/Environmental/Geo Chemistry/Food Chemistry/Biological Chemistry/Astrochemistry

Recent Patent: PLA17A18 - D-Trp a microbiome modulating compound to treat asthma

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Research Profile:

Understanding complex (bio/geo) systems is a pivotal challenge in modern sciences that fuels a constant development of modern analytical technology, finding innovative solutions to resolve and analyze complex organic mixtures. We aim to establish concepts of chemical diversity and complex small molecules chemistry, in systems subjected to biotic and abiotic synthesis and transformations, and to develop analytical possibilities to disentangle chemical diversity into its elementary parts (i.e. compositional and structural resolution) as a global integrated approach termed systems chemical analytics. Prof. Schmitt-Kopplin´s major interests are chemical interactions at interfaces in life and earth sciences. His goal is a better understanding of chemical processes i.e. in foods and microbial ecosystems in nutrition, health and environment to identify small molecular keyplayers, their structure and modulating functions. Targeted analysis/quantification of known compounds or non-targeted metabolite profiling are followed using ultra high resolution (uHR) analytical platforms. These involve (µ)separation, hyphenated to mass spectrometry, spectroscopy (800MHz NMR), multiple ionization in uHR-mass spectrometry (12 Tesla FTICR-MS), and mathematical methods, to describe and visualize organic structural diversity with space and time resolution in the fields of organic geochemistry, metabolomics and metallomics. The goals are understanding mechanisms and processes at the molecular level, while tracking chemodiversity from natural to processed (biogeo)systems.