Three courses are offered in 2019.

See below for details!

(a) one week course 'Hands-on LCMS Data processing and statistics', 01/2019

(b) three day course 'Best practice in MS-based Metabolomics', 05/2019

(c) two weeks course 'International Summer Sessions in Metabolomics', 08/2019

 

Hands-on LC-MS Data processing and Statistics 2019

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When: January 14-18, 2019

Where: UC Davis Conference Center

Registration: here

This course will feature hands-on training with real-world metabolomics data covering LC/MS compound identification, data processing, statistical analysis, network mapping and data interpretation.

We will instruct using a variety of software, workflows, and algorithms but also give theoretical background information and overviews. We will focus on utilizing open source software and only refer to commercial or vendor software when necessary.

All participants will be trained on laptops that were specifically purchased for course training, with all software already installed and data available to use.

 

The course will include:

  1. untargeted data processing and exercises on MS-DIAL software (in comparison to XCMS)
  2. exercises on identification of unknowns by cheminformatics software workflows (incl MS-FINDER, CFM-ID, and various databases and small software routines)
  3. data normalization and transformation with and without internal standards and quality controls
  4. multivariate and univariate statistics (incl  MetDA in comparison to MetaboAnalyst)
  5. pathway mapping (incl MetaBox consisting of MetDA, ChemRICH and MetaMapp in comparison to MetaboAnalyst)

The course fees are  $ 2,500 per participant to cover expenses for instructors, organization, materials and meals. 

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Cancellation policy

Requests for refunds will be honored when received 2 month prior to the program. Refund requests can be only accepted in a written form. However, another person may be substituted at any time for this program, unless it requires issuing a new travel visa for international scholars.

A $150 administrative fee and the credit card fee will be deducted for cancellations.
In the unlikely event that this program is cancelled or postponed due to insufficient enrollments or unforeseen circumstances, the WCMC will fully refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any other expenses, including cancellation or change charges assessed by airlines, hotels, travel agencies, or other organizations.

 

Best practice in operating mass spectrometers in Metabolomics 2019 

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When: May 16-19, 2019

Where: UC Davis Genome Center

Registrationhere

This course will enhance your standing and expertise to prepare and successfully run samples in a metabolomic laboratory. It is designed to provide hands-on practical exercises using gas and liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (GC-MS & LC-MS). The course will focus on untargeted data acquisition in metabolomics with both nominal mass and accurate mass instruments. You will learn how to operate the instruments, how to collect metabolite profiles on complex samples and how to prepare and derivatize samples, troubleshoot instruments, acquire data and perform data quality control routines (QA/QC). Overall, you will receive comprehensive understanding of the current best practices in the metabolomics laboratory.

 

The course will include:

  1. Fundamentals of mass spectrometry, chromatography, and metabolomics.
  2. hands-on exercises on sample preparation, including extraction and derivatization of complex samples for untargeted metabolomics profiling
  3. Hands-on exercises to learn how to operate both gas and liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (GC-MS & LC-MS).
  4. quality control routines (QA/QC) in order to ensure comparable data, reproducibility, and instrument performance.

 

International Summer Sessions in Metabolomics 2019

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When: August 19-30, 2019

Where: UC Davis Alumni Center

Registrationhere

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Please, contact us now if you need letters of support to obtain funding from your home institutions.

The West Coast Metabolomics Center organizes an instructional course for researchers for researcher which need a deeper and broader understanding in the field of Metabolomics.  This course will span 12 days from August 19-30, 2019.

In order to serve the group interests best and have interesting open discussions  we have a small class of 22 participants. The participants come always from all over the world and have a very diverse research background.

 

The course will include:

  1. study design, including pitfall analysis and hidden biases in studies from microbial, plant, mouse and human cohort research
  2. sample preparation and quality control
  3. in-laboratory detailed discussions standard operating procedures for GC-MS and LC-MS data acquisitions
  4. targeted metabolomics, including monitoring charts and use of isotope labeled internal standards
  5. exercises on flux analysis in cancer cells by isotope tracer analysis
  6. untargeted data processing and exercises on MS-DIAL software (in comparison to XCMS)
  7. exercises on identification of unknowns by cheminformatics software workflows (incl MS-FINDER, CFM-ID, and various databases and small software routines)
  8. data normalization and transformation with and without internal standards and quality controls
  9. multivariate and univariate statistics (incl  MetDA in comparison to MetaboAnalyst)
  10. pathway mapping  (incl MetaBox consisting of MetDA, ChemRICH and MetaMapp in comparison to MetaboAnalyst)

 

Past course participation:

  • 2018 course: 25 researchers from USA, Brazil, China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Russia, Norway, Germany, Poland, Canada
  • 2017 course: 24 researchers from USA, Saudi-Arabia, China, , Korea, Italy, Denmark, Iran, United Kingdom
  • 2016 course: 23 researchers from USA, Saudi-Arabia, China, Thailand, Japan, Italy, Brazil, Chile, Korea, and Canada.
  • 2015 course: 21 researchers from USA, China, Germany, Brazil, Switzerland, Denmark, Canada, Korea, Malaysia, and Netherlands.
  • 2014 course: 20 researchers from USA, New Zealand, Italy, Denmark, China, Canada, Turkey and Switzerland
  • 2013 course: 20 researchers from USA, New Zealand, Costa Rica, Denmark, Luxembourg, Brazil, Columbia, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. 

 

Visiting Scientists

Participation in this course is mandatory for visiting international researchers who want to engage in collaborative research projects.
The minimum time span for such collaborative visits is 3 months, preferred is 12 months.
An additional payment of $500 for the visa has to be paid prior to arrival at UC Davis.
Each year, up to five international researchers have started such research visits, funded by agencies in their home countries.
Please contact us at least 6 months in advance to help you with letters of support, booking your course, and obtaining a visa for you.

Cancellation policy

Requests for refunds will be honored when received 2 month prior to the program. Refund requests can be only accepted in a written form. However, another person may be substituted at any time for this program, unless it requires issuing a new travel visa for international scholars.
A $150 administrative fee and the credit card fee will be deducted for cancellations.
In the unlikely event that this program is cancelled or postponed due to insufficient enrollments or unforeseen circumstances, the WCMC will fully refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any other expenses, including cancellation or change charges assessed by airlines, hotels, travel agencies, or other organizations.