Metabolic fingerprinting has been applied to grapevine research, particularly towards the identification of mildew resistance biomarkers. Research is being expanded to the whole wine production cycle, from monitoring fermentation processes and
investigating the effects of yeast populations in the process (both conventional and non-conventional yeast), to the characterization and discrimination of different wines.
In forensics, metabolic profilling has been used in projects related to synthetic explosive analysis and
biochemical tracing of human fingerprints, jointly developed with PJ - Portuguese Criminal Police. Synthetic explosives, made of over the counter products are the weapons of choice of modern terrorist groups and other criminal organisations. To be able to trace and identify the chemical origin of such explosives, even from post-blast samples is a major challenge, only amenable through extreme resolution mass spectrometry.