Our toolbox in omics
Omics are fantastic tools to characterize global responses of microbes to their environment and each other. They can provide ideas and raise working hypotheses you have never thaught of before. Omics get to limits when it comes to true understanding of what is seen and when paying bills.
We use omics on various levels of cellular physiology, i. e. to elucidate genetic settings by determining genome sequences, identify group specific properties in comparative genomics, gene expression in (meta)transcriptome sequening, changes in enzymatic settings as a reaction to microbial interaction, stress or other environmental changes in proteomics (proteome sequencing), and changes in metabolite profiles by metabolomics (GC-MS of volatiles and various HPLC settings for other compounds).
While others read comics, we go for omics. As virtually anything can be "omicized" we have created "volatilome/ics".