Introduction into Ecometabolomics



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Red Queen at iDiv; Green-house/Botanical garden, MIE lab

August 12-16, 2019

12 / 2 CP


This course offers you an introduction about the application of metabolomics in ecological and biodiversity research. We will  extensively explore the tools and approaches that are used to obtain, process and analyze metabolomics data.

After completing the course, you will have the necessary skills to understand the metabolomics workflow to design a good metabolomics experiment. Furthermore,  we will apply bioinformatics software to carry out the basic steps of data analysis.

The course program will consist of lectures, hands-on sessions in sampling, sample preparation, metabolomic data analyses and critical discussions on metabolomic datasets and case studies of the course participants. The course will partially take place on green houses/botanical garden and the laboratories of the Molecular Interaction Ecology group.

Please apply until 1 July 2019 with a short motivation letter explaining your reasons and expectations and send it to Henriette Uthe. There will also be two travel grants available (covering the costs of travel and accommodation)


Prof Nicole van Dam is head of the research group Molecular Interaction Ecology at iDiv. Her research focus is the chemical and molecular mechanisms governing multitrophic interactions associated with plants.


Dr Alexander Weinhold is a postdoc at iDiv in Molecular Interaction Ecology interested in how plant metabolites are shaping plant-herbivore interaction as well interactions in plant communities.


Dr Fredd Vergara is a postdoc at the Molecular Interaction Ecology group at iDiv Leipzig.


Henriette Uthe is Coordinator of the platform EcoMetEor / Researcher German Center for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig Molecular Interaction Ecology.


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