Phenomics is the acquisition of high-dimensional phenotypic data on an organism-wide scale (David Houle, Nature Genetics, 2010). Phenomics is thus the study of the phenotypes of an organism and the response of the phenotypes to genetic and environmental changes.
In recent years, omics studies have become increasingly important due to their potential to increase the understanding of how environmental factors and diseases impact human health. This can in turn lead to better treatment or therapeutic strategies, resulting in improved healthcare and a higher standard of living. As such, the main research areas of the Singapore Phenome Centre (SPC) are in the clinical, biological and environmental sciences. These research studies are centred on the profiling of critical biomolecules such as metabolites, lipids, and proteins through the use of the state-of-the-art ultra-performance liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS) and NMR spectroscopy technologies available at the Singapore Phenome Centre at NTU.