Name Cr Method of study Time Location Organiser
Annual Workshop on Metabomarkers in population health (MetaPopHealth-1) 2 Cr Course 12.12.2017 - 14.12.2017

Target group

  • The Doctoral Programme in Population Health coordinates the course.
  • This is an optional course.
  • The course is part of the Field-Specific Studies module.
  • The course is available to students of other degree programmes.

Learning outcomes

Attendees of "MetaPopHealth" will gain basics in different theoretical concepts of untargeted metabolomics/lipidomics and also practical knowledge on various aspects using mass spectrometry (MS) including data processing and statistical analyses for metabolite biomarker (Metabomarker) discovery in large population cohorts.


Organized in the autumn term, The course can be completed at any stage of studies.


Day 1 Lectures: Introduction to untargeted metabolomics/lipidomics, Experimental design and analytical systems. Sample analysis using MS. Practicals: FIMM Metabolomics Unit lab tour, Metabolite/Lipid extraction & analysis in biological samples. Running the extracted biological samples. Day 2 Lectures & Practicals: Untargeted metabolomics/Lipidomics data processing. Day 3 Lectures & Practicals: statistical analyses.

Activities and teaching methods in support of learning

Lectures and practicals.

Assessment practices and criteria

Pass / Fail, attendance required in all lectures and practicals to receive credits.

Completion methods

3-days workshop; Morning session: Lectures, Afternoon session: Laboratory work. Attendance required