Why join this course?
Metabolomics is an emerging field that aims to measure the complement of metabolites (the intermediates and products of metabolism) in living organisms. In this course we provide an introduction to metabolomics and describe the current challenges in analysing the complement of metabolites in a biological system.
The course is targeted towards final year undergraduate students from biology / chemical disciplines and medical students, but will also provide a valuable introduction to the metabolomics field for MSc and PhD students, and scientists at any stage in their careers.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course you will be able to:
Demonstrate an understanding of the biological relevance of metabolites (the small molecular weight intermediates and products of metabolism) and the metabolome
Assess the challenges involved in studying the metabolome
Develop an awareness of the analytical techniques and data analysis tools that are applied to study the metabolome
Evaluate how the interaction of scientists from different disciplines has driven the development of this field
Meet the trainers
Mark Viant is the Professor of Metabolomis in the School of Biosicences at the University of Birmingham. Mark is also the Director of the NERC Metabolomics facility and the MRC-funded Phenome Centre Birmingham
Warwick Dunn is a University lecturer with a research group focused on studying metabolism in human health, disease and ageing.
Need more information?
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