Quality Assurance and Quality Control in Metabolomics

This 2-day course will provide a comprehensive theoretical overview and hands-on experience of the application of quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC) in metabolomics. It will include both theoretical and practical components to provide hands-on experience of using the mass spectrometer (a maximum of 4 people working on the instrument in a session) and the analysis of data. Experts who have developed the application of QA and QC procedures within the field will lead the course.

Topics covered:

  • What are Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC) and how do they differ?
  • Importance of quality assurance in metabolomics (include discussion session to reflect on pre-course task)
  • Types of QA for untargeted and targeted studies
  • Importance of quality control (QC) samples
  • Types of QC samples for untargeted and targeted studies
  • Preparation of QC samples for untargeted and targeted studies
  • Analytical studies including QC samples for untargeted and targeted studies
  • Processing of QC data for QA for untargeted and targeted studies
  • Recommended QA procedures, reporting QA/QC for untargeted and targeted studies
  • Useful tips and troubleshooting
  • Question and answer session with the experts

Download the full programme here

Date: 12-13 October 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 2 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 £745, Standard £825

Level: The course is aimed at PhD students and post-doctoral researchers who have been actively applying metabolomics for a minimum of 6 months. If individuals would like to attend the course but do not have the recommended level of experience please contact the course administrator for advice.

Register here for the course

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