Metabolomics with the Q Exactive - April 2019

Business meeting

1-3 April 2019 (Monday - Wednesday)
Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre, School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham

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This three-day course introduced use of the Q Exactive mass spectrometer in metabolomics investigations.

The course was led by experts in the field of metabolomics and includes lectures, laboratory sessions and computer workshops to provide a detailed overview of the metabolomics pipeline applying the Q Exactive mass spectrometer.

Topics covered:

  • introduction to metabolomics on the Q Exactive, the metabolomics workflow, and case studies using the Q Exactive
  • using the Q Exactive family of instruments in your metabolomics investigations
  • experimental design and the importance of quality control samples
  • sample preparation including polar and non-polar preparation methods on biofluids (urine and plasma) and tissue samples
  • preparation of samples for profiling and targeted analyses on the Q Exactive
  • hands-on data acquisition for profiling and targeted studies, setting up the Vanquish UHPLC coupled to the Q Exactive MS
  • data processing workshop
  • data analysis workshop (univariate and multivariate analysis)
  • introduction to metabolite identification applying data dependent analysis and data independent analysis
  • question and answer session with a panel of experts
    • tips and tricks
    • problem solving.

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

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