Introduction to Metabolomics for the Environmental Scientist course - September 2018

Metabolomics sample

27-28 September 2018 (Tuesday - Wednesday)
University of Birmingham

This two-day NERC-funded Advanced Training Short Course will provide environmental scientists with an overview of the metabolomics pipeline. The course is intended for environmental scientists with little or no previous experience of metabolomics and who are interested to discover how this relatively new and powerful approach could be integrated into their research. Experts working in the NERC Metabolomics facility, NERC Biomolecular Analysis Facility Birmingham (NBAF-B), will teach the course.

Topics covered are:

  • 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)
  • overview of data processing and statistics for metabolomics
  • introduction to metabolite identification.


The course is aimed at individuals with no previous experience of metabolomics.

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

How to apply

For further information and registration details, please visit the University of Birmingham website - external link or contact .