An introduction to metabolomics and its application in life-sciences
Organizer: University of Cambridge
Host institution: University of Cambridge Bioinformatics Training
Start: Monday, 20 June 2016 @ 08:30
End: Tuesday, 21 June 2016 @ 16:30
Venue: Craik-Marshall Building
Country: United Kingdom
Postcode: CB2 3AR
Scientific topic: Metabolomics, Functional genomics, Data visualisation, Cell biology, BioinformaticsTarget audience:
- This course is aimed at researchers with an interest in metabolomics and its applications
- Graduate students
- Postdocs and Staff members from the University of Cambridge
- Institutions and other external Institutions or individuals
The goal of metabolomics is to identify and quantify the complete biochemical composition of a biological sample. With the increase in genomic, transcriptomic and proteomic information there is a growing need to understand the metabolic phenotype that these genes and proteins ultimately control.
The aim of this course is to provide an overview of metabolomics and its applications in life sciences, clinical and environmental settings. Over 2 days we will introduce different techniques used to extract metabolites and analyse samples to collect metabolomic data (such as HPLC or GC-based MS and NMR), present how to analyse such data, how to identify metabolites using online databases and how to map the metabolomic data to metabolic pathways.
The course content will predominantly be based on analysing samples from model plant species such as Arabidopsis thaliana but the procedures are transferable to all other organisms, including clinical and environmental settings.
A draft agenda can be found here.
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