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Introduction to Week 4

An introduction to the final week of the course.
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RALF WEBER: Welcome to the final week of Metabolomics: Understanding Metabolism in the 21st Century. Last week, we looked at some of the approaches we apply from analytical chemistry to analyse metabolome samples. In this week, we will look at the methods that we applied to process the data from raw instrument files to produce a data table. We will then explore the statistical methods that are used to mine this data and identify the metabolites that are significantly changing between the classes biological samples. The final topic that we will look at in the course is metabolite identification. This is a challenging topic for the metabolomics community.
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We will investigate the scope of the problem and the methods and resources that are available to assist with the identification of metabolites. At the end of the week, Professor Mark Viant will join as again to summarise the course, and look at the future challenges, and applications of metabolomics. We hope that you will enjoy the final week of the course. And please continue to share your thoughts and questions with us.
Dr Ralf Weber introduces the topics that will be covered in the final week of the course.
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