Metabolomics experimental design, sample metadata configuration, and sample data acquisition

What is Mastr-MS?

Mastr-MS is a web-based tool for experimental design, sample metadata configuration, and sample data acquisition. the project is a collaborative project undertaken by the Australian Bioinformatics Facility (ABF), located at the Centre for Comparative Genomics, for Metabolomics Australia (MA).

Mastr-MS Modules

User Management Module

A secure online user management module for the Metabolomics Australia Data and Sample Management System.

Sample Management Module

An online sample management module allowing users to submit samples, track samples through experimental workflows and receive results.

Data Management Module

Provision of secure, online metabolomics repository to capture all relevant MA experimental workflows. It includes storage of raw data files as well as all relevant meta data associated with an experiment.


ABF Team

Project Director

Prof. Matthew Bellgard

Project Leader

Adam Hunter

Software Developers

Rodney Lorrimar
Grahame Bowland
Maciej Radochonski
Brad Power
Tamas Szabo
Nick Takayama
Andrew Macgregor

MA Team

Project Director

Prof. Malcolm McConville

Project Leader

Dr. Saravanan Dayalan

Analytical Lead

Mr. David De Souza

IT Manager

Mr. Thu Nguyen


This project is supported by Bioplatforms Australia Ltd. funded through the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy Program and the Education Investment Fund Super Science Initiative. The authors gratefully acknowledge the combined support-in-part funding for this work, this includes Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (APP634485, APP1055319) and the EU FP7 Project (HEALTH.2012.2.1.1-1-C): RD Connect: An integrated platform connecting databases, registries, biobanks and clinical bioinformatics for rare disease research.


Bioplatforms Australia


Metabolomics Australia

Saravanan Dayalan

University of Melbourne

Centre for Comparative Genomics

Mastr-MS contact email

Murdoch University