Your overall health revealed in a single drop of blood
Improving healthcare with more information and fewer tests
Using mass spectrometry, a technology that can measure incredibly small quantities of molecules, my research team is pushing the limits of how many metabolites we can measure, how accurately we can measure them and how best to use this data to determine a person’s overall health.
This gives a more elaborate picture of overall health and helps us develop personalized medicine and preventive health strategies.
It’s called metabolomics, a burgeoning research area that brings together chemistry, biology, computer science, medicine and statistics.
My name is Dajana Vuckovic and I’m an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Concordia University Research Chair in Clinical Metabolomics, Biomarkers and Preventive Health.