The EMBO Practical Course “Metabolomics Bioinformatics in Human Health” will be held in the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in Lyon, France on 16-20 September 2019 and will provide an advanced overview with hands-on practical on key issues and challenges in metabolomics, handling datasets and procedures for the analysis of metabolomics data using bioinformatics tools. Combining lectures from experts, computer-based practical sessions and interactive discussions, the EMBO Practical Course will provide a platform for discussion of the key questions and challenges in this field, from study design to metabolite identification.
This five-day course is aimed at PhD students, post-docs and researchers with at least one to two years of experience in the field of metabolomics who are seeking to improve their skills in metabolomics data analysis. Participants ideally must have working experience using R (including a basic understanding of the syntax and ability to manipulate objects).
During this course you will learn about:
- Metabolomics study design, QC, workflows and sources of experimental error, target and untarget approaches
- Metabolomics data processing tools: hands on open source R based programs, XCMS, MetFrag, MetFusion,
- NMR and Computer-assisted structure elucidation
- Metabolomics data analysis: Using R Bioconductor, understanding usage of univariate and multivariate data analysis, data fusion concepts, data clustering, machine learning and regression methods
- Metabolomics downstream analyses: KEGG, BioCyc, and MetExplore for metabolic pathway and network analysis with visualisation of differential expression, understanding metabolomics flux analysis
- Metabolomics standards and databases: FAIR Metabolomics, metabolomics resources and reproducibility
- Metabolomics Flux and Stable Isotope Resolved Metabolomics (SIRM)
Application deadline: 15 April 2019