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Metabolomics An introduction

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Time to complete:

1 hour

This course includes:

  • Quizzes

Written by:

  • Reza Salek
  • Stephen Beisken
  • Laura Emery

Last reviewed:

July 2020


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This course provides a basic introduction into the rapidly emerging field of metabolomics and its importance and applications.

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Who is this course for?

Anyone who is interested in large-scale study of small molecules. An undergraduate-level knowledge of biology would be an advantage.

What will I achieve?

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Comprehend the purpose and importance of the field of metabolomics
  • Describe some principles of metabolomic study design
  • Evaluate advantages and limitations of some analytical techniques used in metabolomics studies
  • Discuss some of the modern-day applications of metabolomics
  • Access metabolomics resources at the EMBL-EBI

What resources do I need?

There are no specific resources required to complete this course.

DOI: 10.6019/TOL.MBS.2014.00001.1

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