BMTC Team Profiles

Meet the team providing training to empower the next generation of metabolomics researchers


Core Team

Warwick Dunn

Professor Warwick Dunn

Director of the Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre
Co-Founder and Training Lead

Professor Warwick (Rick) Dunn’s research group focuses on developing innovative chromatography, mass spectrometry, sample collection and computational resources and their application in the study of the complex role of metabolites in human ageing and diseases.

Rick teaches on:
Metabolomics with the Q Exactive
Metabolite Identification with the Q Exactive and LTQ Orbitrap Elite
Introduction to Metabolomics for the Microbiologist
Multiple Biofluid and Tissue Types, From Sample Preparation to Analysis Strategies for Metabolomics

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Dr Catherine Winder

Operations Manager
Co-Founder and Training Lead
Dr Catherine (Cate) Winder is a biologist, interested in the application of bio-analytical techniques to study biological systems. She specialises in the application of metabolomics to study microorganisms in biotechnology and systems biology approaches.
Cate teaches on:
Metabolomics with the Q Exactive
Metabolite Identification with the Q Exactive and LTQ Orbitrap Elite
Introduction to Metabolomics for the Microbiologist
Multiple Biofluid and Tissue Types, From Sample Preparation to Analysis Strategies for Metabolomics
You can contact Cate by email:
Email Iconbmtc@contacts.bham.ac.uk
David-Epps

Mr David Epps

Project Manager

David Epps works alongside the training team providing administrative support. David responds to customer enquiries, disseminates course information and logistics, provides booking support, undertakes the centre's marketing activities and is responsible for collating and implementing customer feedback and suggestions. David is responsible for ensuring that our delegates have the best possible experience finding, booking and attending our workshops and courses.

You can contact David by email:

Email Iconbmtc@contacts.bham.ac.uk

 

Training Team

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Dr Ralf Weber

Co-Founder and Trainer, Director of Bioinformatics

Dr Ralf Weber is a bioinformatician who specialises in developing and applying data processing, biostatistics and data mining tools to derive clear biochemical interpretations of clinical and environmental metabolomics data.

Ralf teaches on:
Metabolomics with the Q Exactive
Metabolite Identification with the Q Exactive and LTQ Orbitrap Elite
Multiple Biofluid and Tissue Types, From Sample Preparation to Analysis Strategies for Metabolomics

Lukas Najdekr

Dr Lukáš Najdekr

Trainer, Experimental Officer in Untargeted Metabolomics

Dr Lukáš Najdekr is a biochemist with extensive experience of applying mass spectrometry in untargeted metabolomics.

Lukas teaches on:
Metabolomics with the Q Exactive
Metabolite Identification with the Q Exactive and LTQ Orbitrap Elite

 Andy Southam

Dr Andy Southam

Trainer, Experimental Officer in Metabolomics & Lipidomics

Dr Andy Southam pioneered the development of the direct infusion mass spectrometry spectral-stitching method as part of his PhD at the University of Birmingham.

Andy teaches on:
Introduction to Metabolomics for the Microbiologist
Multiple Biofluid and Tissue Types, From Sample Preparation to Analysis Strategies for Metabolomics

Andris Jankevics

Dr Andris Jankevics

Trainer, Experimental Officer in Bioinformatics

Dr Andris Jankevics gained his PhD at University of Groningen in 2013 on the development of LC-MS data processing algorithms for metabolomics data.

Andris teaches on:
Introduction to Metabolomics for the Microbiologist

 Gavin Lloyd  

Dr Gavin Lloyd

Trainer, Experimental Officer in Biostatistics

Dr Gavin Lloyd obtained his PhD in 2009 at the University of Bristol, on the development of chemometrics and pattern recognition techniques for multivariate datasets.

Gavin teaches on:
Introduction to Metabolomics for the Microbiologist

 

Advisors

Mark Viant

Professor Mark Viant

Co-Founder and Advisor

Professor Mark Viant’s expertise lies in the field of metabolomics. His research spans from method development in analytical chemistry and bioinformatics through to the application of metabolomics to environmental toxicology.

Mark's experience organising the NERC Biomolecular Analysis Facility Birmingham (NBAF-B) metabolomics masterclasses was pivotal to undertaking and publishing Training needs in metabolomics, which led to the founding of the BMTC.