Free Metabolomics Course Opportunity: Multiple Biofluid and Tissue Types, Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre

The University of Birmingham have a limited amount of bursary funding available in 2019 for PhD students, PDRA’s and Fellows funded by NERC, which would make the below course FREE for you to attend.

These bursaries include course registration fees, travel and accommodation costs.

 For more information, please visit: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/facilities/metabolomics-training-centre/trainee-information.aspx, or email David at bmtc@contacts.bham.ac.uk

 Multiple Biofluid and Tissue Types, From Sample Preparation to Analysis Strategies for Metabolomics

16-18 January 2019
25-27 September 2019

Overview

This 3-day course provides a theoretical overview and hands-on training to apply multiple sample preparation and UPLC-MS methods to characterise the metabolomes of complex biological samples using the mass spectrometer (Xevo QToF G2-XS – a maximum of 4 people working on the instrument in a session). The course is led by experts in the field who have experience of the analysis of microbial, plant and mammalian samples, and illustrates the different approaches that are available to analyse a range of biological samples and applying complementary liquid chromatography approaches to maximise the coverage of the metabolome. 

Topics covered

  • Introduction to dealing with the complexity of biological samples using UPLC-MS
  • Overview of different sample collection, sample quenching and sample extraction methods
  • The challenges of working with cellular and tissue samples
  • Overview of different UPLC methods including HILIC and reversed phase methods
  • Hands-on sample preparation of plasma, urine, cell and tissue samples
  • Monophasic and biphasic solvent extraction methods to target polar and non-polar metabolites
  • SPE and liquid-liquid sample clean-up methods
  • Hands-on HILIC and reversed-phase liquid chromatography
  • Hands-on UPLC-MS analysis for untargeted studies (maximum of 4 people)
  • Overview of data analysis and metabolite identification
  • Problem solving and tips and tricks session with the experts

Course link: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/facilities/metabolomics-training-centre/courses/sample-analysis.aspx

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