Kaisa_2012_3_photo by Veikko Somerpuro



Here is the course’s teaching schedule. Check the description for possible other schedules.

Tue 12.12.2017
09:00 - 12:00
Wed 13.12.2017
09:00 - 12:00
Thu 14.12.2017
09:00 - 12:00
Thu 14.12.2017
13:00 - 16:00


  • 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.

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.

Lectures and practicals.

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

The course includes also laboratory work, please see details on the doctoral programme web
page. For further information and course registration, please visit: http://www.helsinki.fi/docpop/.

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