Introduction to Metabolomics for the Environmental Scientist

Metabolomics sample

30-31 January 2018 (Tuesday - Wednesday)
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 scientists 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, NERC Biomolecular Analysis Facility Birmingham (NBAF-B), taught the course.

Topics that were covered:

  • 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.

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