Metabolomics Training and Education

An important goal of the NIH Common Fund Metabolomics Program is to provide training and mentoring opportunities to a broad spectrum of users - ranging from those who are interested in learning what comprises metabolomics and how metabolomics approaches might benefit their research to metabolomics experts, who may be interested in learning more about new technologies and new approaches to metabolomics research. The following events and online resources are provided as part of our effort to meet this goal.

Training Events

Our Regional Comprehensive Metabolomics Resource Cores (RCMRC)s and the University of Alabama at Birmingham offer a variety of events, providing instruction and hands-on training related to topics including (but not limited to!)

  • practice and theory in metabolomic applications
  • study design
  • sample collection
  • hands-on training in mass spectrometry
  • stable isotope-resolved metabolomics
  • data processing
  • data interpretation
  • tools for data visualization
  • hypothesis exploration
  • latest research in metabolomics

Online Materials

These online resources include materials that cover range of topics, including

  • introduction to metabolomics ("What is metabolomics?")
  • the metabolomics investigative process ("Some Cells Know How to Keep Their Secrets")
  • state of metabolomics technologies ("State of Metabolomics Technologies in Translational Medicine")
  • an example of how metabolomics can lead to diagnosis and treatment of a serious health issue ("Metabolomics of Bacterial Biofilms")
  • video series with videos that demonstrate how to use metabolomics, study design, tissue preparation, hardware, data analysis, and more - offered by the Michigan Regional Comprehensive Metabolomics Resource Core