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Lecturer in Metabolomics,
School of Biosciences and Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research (IMSR),
University of Birmingham
Metabolites play many important roles in human ageing and human diseases including metabolism, precursors for biochemical synthesis and regulatory mechanisms. The complement of metabolites (defined as the metabolome) in a human biofluid or tissue is a sensitive and dynamic measure of the phenotype at the molecular level and rapid metabolic changes can be investigated as a response to the interaction of genotype and environment. Through the study of metabolites in humans we can (1) understand biochemical changes related to disease onset and progression; (2) identify targets for drug or lifestyle interventions; (3) predict risk of later disease development and (4) predict whether a subject will respond or not respond to a drug or lifestyle intervention...
- To define why metabolomics is applied in clinical research
- To define why mass spectrometry is a powerful platform in metabolomics research
- To describe applications of mass spectrometry-based metabolomics in clinical research and how these benefit the human population