Introduction to Metabolomics for the Environmental Scientist - February 2019

Metabolomics sample

28 February - 1 March 2019 (Thursday - Friday)
Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre, School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham

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This two-day NERC-funded Advanced Training Short Course provided environmental scientists with an overview of the metabolomics pipeline. The course was intended for environmental scientist with little or no previous experience of metabolomics and who were interested to discover how this relatively new and powerful approach could be integrated into their research.

Experts working in the NERC metabolomics facility NBAF-B taught the course and topics covered included:

  • introduction to environmental metabolomics with case studies
  • experimental design and quality control
  • sample collection and preparation
  • overview of analytical laboratory techniques (mass spectrometry and NMR spectroscopy)
  • short practical demonstrations and a tour of the metabolomics facilities
  • overview of data processing and statistics for metabolomics
  • introduction to metabolite identification
  • question and answer session with an opportunity for course leads to provide advice on your own metabolomics studies.

This course was free, including travel and accommodation, for PhD students and selected post-doctoral researchers funded by NERC (subject to availability).

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