Introduction to Metabolomics for the Environmental Scientist

This 2-day NERC-funded Advanced Training Short Course will provide environmental scientists with an overview of the metabolomics pipeline. The course is intended for environmental scientist 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-NBAF-Birmingham will teach the course.

Topics 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

The course also includes short practical demonstrations and a tour of the NBAF-Birmingham facilities. Importantly, there is time dedicated to discussing proposed metabolomics studies of the attendees and how to apply to NBAF-Birmingham for assistance in performing your metabolomics studies.

Download the full programme here

Date: TBC

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

Registration for NERC funded scientists: While this course is open to all researchers with an interest in the environmental sciences, it is a NERC-funded Advanced Training Short Course and hence priority will be given to NERC funded scientists; this includes NERC PhD students (highest prioirty), NERC PDRAs and Fellows (next highest priority) and principal and co-investigators who currently hold NERC funding. For these prioritised applicants, bursaries are available to cover the full cost of the course and one night of accommodation (which we will book for you) and up to £100 towards travel costs (which you should book).

You will be notified by email if you have been accepted onto the course as we are limited to a maximum of twelve places.

Regsitration for non-NERC funded scientists: For non-NERC funded environmental scientists, as well as scientist from outside of the UK, you will be required to pay the course fee (early-bird £520, standard £580) as well as your travel and accommodation (which you should book).

For further information or to register your interest in the course contact Dr Cate Winder

Please read the Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre’s Conditions and Cancellation Policy  prior to registering.