Metabolomics with the Q Exactive

Register Now for 1-3 April 2019

Register Now for 6-8 November 2019


This 3-day course introduces you to using the Q Exactive mass spectrometer in your metabolomics investigations. The course is led by experts in the field of metabolomics and includes 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, the 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 including polar and non-polar preparation methods on biofluids (urine and plasma) and tissue samples
  • Preparation of samples for profiling and targeted analyses on the Q Exactive
  • Hands-on data acquisition for profiling and targeted studies, setting up the Vanquish UHPLC coupled to the Q Exactive MS
  • Data processing workshop
  • Data analysis workshop (univariate and multivariate analysis)
  • Introduction to metabolite identification applying Data Dependent Analysis and Data Independent Analysis
  • Question and answer session with a panel of experts
    • Tips and tricks
    • Problem solving


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.

Preview the full programme here


"Thank you for a great course. The instructors were extremely knowledgeable and patient. Particular thanks to Cate and Andy who ran fantastic lab practical sessions."

- Konstantinos

Attended Metabolomics with the Q Exactive June 2017


"Very well structured lectures and helpful advice from experts!... Brilliantly structured introduction to metabolomics."

 - Christian

Attended Metabolomics with the Q Exactive November 2017


 Early-bird Registration  £1065
 Standard Registration  £1185
 NERC Bursary Registration  £0 (for bursary information please visit Trainee Information)

Register Now for 1-3 April 2019

Register Now for 6-8 November 2019

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.