Introduction to Metabolomics for the Microbiologist

2018 Course Dates: 19-21 September 2018 

Register now for 19-21 September 2018

This three-day course introduces how untargeted metabolomics can be applied to study microbial systems in academic and industrial research. The course provides an overview of the metabolomics pipeline, experimental design, sample preparation and data acquisition. The course is led by experts in the field of metabolomics and will include lectures, hands-on laboratory sessions in sample preparation and data acquisition and computer workshops focused on data processing and data analysis. 

Topics covered:

  • Introduction to metabolomics, both targeted and untargeted approaches
  • Experimental design and the importance of quality control samples in untargeted metabolomics
  • Analytical strategies applied in metabolomics with a focus on mass spectrometry
  • Hands-on laboratory sessions focused on sample preparation and to include metabolic quenching and extraction procedures, intracellular and exometabolome samples, and polar and non-polar extraction methods
  • Hands-on laboratory sessions focused on sample analysis for untargeted metabolomics studies using an Acquity UPLC coupled to a Xevo QToF mass spectrometer
  • Hands-on workshop focused on data processing and data analysis
  • An introduction to metabolite identification
  • Question and answer session with the experts


  • Early-bird Registration: £980
  • Standard Registration: £1090
  • NERC Bursary - £0
    (for bursary information please visit Trainee Information)

Level: The course is aimed at individuals with minimal experience of applying metabolomics in their research and no or limited experience of using a liquid chromatography – mass spectrometer. The attendees will leave the course understanding and being able to apply the metabolomics pipeline in their research.

Preview the full programme here

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