Strategic Research

Chemometrics for Environmental Omics (Ch4EO)

Our research focuses on the development and application of chemometric (data analysis) tools and high-throughput analytical methods to assess the effects of environmental stressors on target biological systems, which are representative of ecosystems.

The first goal is the development of chemometric approaches, and particularly of multivariate resolution approaches, to analyze massive datasets coming from diverse analytical platforms such as mass spectrometry with or without hyphenated chromatographic methods (GC-MS, LC-MS), hyperspectral images, multidimensional spectroscopies or chromatographies (EEM, GCxGC-MS, LCxLC-MS,..) or RNAseq.

The second goal consists of the application of these data analysis tools to evaluate the effects of chemical pollutants and global change challenges on the genomic and metabolomic profiles of a selected set of representative target biological systems (i.e. Danio rerio, Daphnia magna, cell cultures). Biological knowledge obtained in the study of these environmental effects in these model organisms can be extended to all organisms, including humans.

Main projects

  • 1.

    CHEMometric and High-throughput Omics Analytical Methods for Assessment of Global Change Effects on Environmental and Biological Systems (CHEMAGEB)

    ERC-Advanced Grant 320737. PI: Romà Tauler. Period: 2013 – 2018

  • 2.

    Nuevos avances y propuestas para el análisis masivo de datos multi- y mega- variantes analíticos, ómicos y ambientales

    Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad. CTQ2015-66254-C2-1-P. PI: Romà Tauler. Period: 2016-19

  • 3.

    Desarrollo de Nuevos métodos quimiométricos para la evaluación de los efectos de cambio global en sistemas naturales y biológicos

    Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad. CTQ2012-38616-C02-01. PI: Romà Tauler. Period: 2013-15



Bioinformatics expertise:

Group Leader:

Romà Tauler


Joaquim Jaumot

Bioinformatics services offered

  • Development of data analysis tools

  • Omics experimental design and data processing

  • Multiplatform analytical data acquisition