Metabolomics is the large-scale study of small molecules, commonly known as metabolites, within cells, biofluids, tissues or organisms. Collectively, these small molecules and their interactions within a biological system are known as the metabolome.
Just as genomics is the study of DNA and genetic information within a cell, and transcriptomics is the study of RNA and differences in mRNA expression; metabolomics is the study of substrates and products of metabolism, which are influenced by both genetic and environmental factors.
Metabolomics is a powerful approach because metabolites and their concentrations, unlike other "omics" measures, directly reflect the underlying biochemical activity and state of cells / tissues. Thus metabolomics best represents the molecular phenotype.
The ICPBHF-2019 Metabolomics day/workshop will consist of a variety of plenary and parallel sessions, aimed to discuss the recent highlights, implementation of methodologies in statistics, missing data, study design role play, of important knowledge achieved through the application of metabolomics data in the field. Finally, speculate about the future directions of metabolomics approaches.
As a part of this intensive training, each participant will get hands-on training to understand the mass spectrometry-derived metabolomics data analysis and also the collaboration of metabolomics data to other proteomics and genomics data.