Bits & Bites #06

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Think big: from study design to metabolomics data interpretation with Dr. Oliver Fiehn, UC Davis

Date: December 02, 2021

Instructor: Dr. Oliver Fiehn, UC Davis

Required software: none, but we will visit several databases and utilize online resources.

Participant prerequisites: Basic knowledge of biology, metabolism, statistics, chemistry.

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Short description of the course: In this short course, we will discuss pitfalls in study designs that may severely hamper metabolomic studies, shortly reviewing power analyses, bias in studies, biological and chemical controls. We will very briefly review the types of metabolomic assays that give investigators data, and problems associated with choice of assays. Most of the time will be alloted to data interpretation, i.e. what to do once you have received metabolomics data, once data have been curated and once statistics has been completed: how can you then further interpret the data, how to generate new hypotheses, how to link biological data and other -omics data, and how to utilize databases that are available for free online.

More information: UC Davis offers 1-week and 2-week intensive courses in Metabolomics, but many researchers cannot contribute so much time! We therefore offer 'Bits and Bites' of some of our most popular parts of our intensive courses, see below. We hope to see you there! 

This 6-part short course series will feature in-depth topics in untargeted metabolomics such as pathway-based interpretation, Bayesian statistics, and a deeper look into MS-DIAL version 4.0. Each short course can be taken individually or you can select multiple Bites. Participants will gain a deeper insight into current software, methods, and pitfalls. Each session starts promptly at 9 a.m. (Pacific Time) and will take approx. 4 hours. The courses will be conducted in highly interactive manner, with use of freely available software and databases.  The tuition is $150 per Bite. We do offer a discounted price when you take 5 Bites for $700 or 6 Bites for $800.