Quality Assurance and Quality Control in Metabolomics

Next course date: Pending


This 2-day course provides a comprehensive theoretical overview and hands-on experience of the application of quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC) in metabolomics. It includes both theoretical and practical components to provide hands-on experience of using the mass spectrometer (Xevo QToF G2-XS - a maximum of 4 people working on the instrument in a session) and the analysis of data. This course is led by experts who have developed the application of QA and QC procedures within the field.

Topics covered

  • What are Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC) and how do they differ?
  • Importance of quality assurance in metabolomics
  • 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
  • Analytical studies including QC
  • Processing of QC data for QA
  • Recommended QA procedures, reporting QA/QC for untargeted and targeted studies
  • Useful tips and troubleshooting
  • Question and answer session with the experts


The course is aimed at PhD students and post-doctoral researchers who are actively applying metabolomics.

Preview the full programme here


 Early-bird Registration £745
 Standard Registration £825
 NERC Bursary Registration £0 (for bursary information please visit Trainee Information)

Next course date: Pending

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.