My research focuses on the metabolomic imaging by mass spectrometry of differentiated tissues of the scleractinian coral holobionte's larvae and polyps: Pocillopora acuta Lamarck, 1816.
A multidisciplinary approach will be used for this purpose:
- definition of an acquisition transect from an optical image (fluorescence) of a serial section of Pocillopora acuta
- data acquisition by Maldi-ToF mass spectrometry
- characterisation of the specific metabolome of each area of the transect by multivariate analyses (implementation of a data reprocessing algorithm)