The Center serves as the focal point for the study of metabolism, metabolomics and obesity on the University of Michigan campus. The goals of the Center are to
- facilitate interaction among researchers from across the University.
- enhance collaborative studies.
- speed the translation of basic science findings into clinically useful therapies for metabolic diseases including obesity, type 2 diabetes and related metabolic disorders.
The Michigan Metabolomics and Obesity Center was founded to support of rational, innovative and cost-effective behavioral, clinical, epidemiological and health services research, which is critical to the meaningful translation of discoveries in the preclinical arena for metabolic disease. In Fiscal Year 2011, the center received more than $1.1 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The MMOC provides core laboratory services in the areas of human and animal phenotyping as well as metabolomic profiling. The core's laboratories provide user-friendly help in the design and execution of studies that utilize the cores. The Systems Biology Core provides personnel and programs to interpret complex data sets arising from genomic, proteomic, metabolomic and related metabolic studies.
The MMOC offers support through a variety of grant programs designed to enhance collaborative research among investigators. The MMOC also supports regular lectures from internal and outside speakers in all areas of metabolism-related research.
For more information, please visit the center's website at: http://www.med.umich.edu/mmoc/