Metabolomics with the Q Exactive

This 3-day course will introduce you to using the Q Exactive mass spectrometer in your metabolomics investigations. The course will be led by experts in the field of metabolomics and include 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; 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 to include polar and non-polar preparation methods on urine and serum samples and the preparation of samples for profiling and targeted analyses on the Q Exactive.
  • Hands-on sample analysis for profiling and targeted studies, setting up the Vanquish UHPLC coupled to the Q Exactive MS.
  • Data processing workshop (includes instruction on combining profiling and targeted analysis)
  • Data analysis workshop (univariate and multivariate analysis)
  • Introduction to metabolite identification applying Data Dependent Analaysis and Data Independent Analysis
  • Question and answer session with a panel of experts
    • Tips and tricks
    • Problem solving

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Date: 12-14 June 2017

NERC-funded bursaries: A limited number of NERC-funded bursaries are available for PhD students to attend the course. If you are a PhD student funded by NERC please select the bursary option when registering for the course. You will be notified by email if you have been awarded a bursary to attend the course. The bursary will cover the full cost of the course, accommodation (up to 3 nights, which we will book for you) and up to £100 towards travel costs.

ELIXIR-UK funded bursaries:  A limited number of ELIXIR-UK funded bursaries are available for PhD students funded by either the BBSRC or MRC to attend the course. If you are a PhD student funded by the BBSRC or MRC please select the bursary option when registering for the course. You will be notified by email if you have been awarded a bursary to attend the course. The bursary will cover the course registration fee, you will need to pay for your own accommodation and travel costs.

Cost: Early bird £1065, standard £1185

Level: The course is aimed at individuals with minimal previous experience of applying LC-MS in metabolomics studies. A working knowledge of LC-MS would be advantageous.

Register here for the course

For further information contact David Epps. Please read the Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre’s Conditions and Cancellation Policy  prior to registering.