Introduction to Metabolomics for the Environmental Scientist

Course run 28 February - 1 March is now fully booked. To register for the waiting list, please email


This 2-day NERC-funded Advanced Training Short Course provides 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-B 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)
  • Short practical demonstrations and a tour of the metabolomics facilities
  • Overview of data processing and statistics for metabolomics
  • Introduction to metabolite identification
  • Q&A session with an opportunity for course leads to provide advice on your own metabolomics studies


The course is suitable for individuals with no previous experience of metabolomics.

Preview the full programme here


"Two days well planned and well spent. I came away with an appropriate level of understanding of metabolomics for future considerations. All the instructors got the tone right and were knowledgeable, informative and approachable."

 - Cecilia

Attended Introduction to Metabolomics for the Environmental Scientist January 2018


"The lectures on the first day were very well pitched and set expectations very well... The lab sessions were also great."

 - Anna

Attended Introduction to Metabolomics for the Environmental Scientist January 2018


 Early-bird Registration £520
 Standard Registration £580
 NERC Bursary Registration £0 (for bursary information please visit Trainee Information)

For further information about this course please contact David Epps.

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