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Metabolomics: Understanding Metabolism in the 21st Century Online Course
Metabolomics: Understanding Metabolism in the 21st Century

We are delighted to announce the 5th run of our free online course

An online course by the Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre, University of Birmingham, UK, hosted by Futurelearn

Date: 15 January - 2 February 2018 (estimated learning time 3 hours per week)

Overview
This free online course will provide an introduction to metabolomics, describe the tools and techniques we use to study the metabolome and explain why we want to study the metabolome. The course will be delivered using a combination of short videos, articles and discussions. We will provide quizzes and tests, so that you can review your learning throughout the course. The material will be delivered over a four week period, with an estimated learning time of three hours per week.

Course Syllabus:
  • Metabolomics and the interaction of the metabolome with the genome, proteome and the environment
  • The advantages of studying the metabolome
  • The application of hypothesis generating studies versus the use of traditional hypothesis directed research
  • The use of targeted and non-targeted studies in metabolomics
  • An interdisciplinary approach with case-studies from clinical and environmental scientific areas
  • Important considerations in studying the metabolome
  • An interdisciplinary approach with case-studies from clinical and environmental scientific areas
  • Important considerations in studying the metabolome
  • Experimental design and sample preparation
  • Multivariate data analysis (including unsupervised and supervised approaches)
  • The importance of statistical validation of results
  • The application of mass spectrometry in metabolomics
  • An introduction to data processing and analysis
  • Metabolite identification

Level: The course is primarily aimed at final year undergraduate science students and research scientists who are interested in learning about the application of metabolomics to understand metabolism. However, the course will provide a valuable introduction to metabolomics to scientists at any stage in their career.

For further information and registration details, please visit https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/metabolomics or contact bmtc@contacts.bham.ac.uk.
  • Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre, University of Birmingham