Metabolomics and Bioinformatics Videos

Metabolomics and Life Sciences Series

Watch videos produced jointly by BioAlberta and The Metabolomics Innovation Centre, and provided courtesy of the Wishart Node of TMIC.

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Metabolomics and Life Sciences

This presentation is an introduction to the field of metabolomics. It explains how metabolomics works, why it’s being used, and what it can do. Dr. David Wishart, TMIC co-director and leader of the Wishart Node, explains how Alberta has become a world leader in metabolomics and gives a brief history of The Metabolomics Innovation Centre (TMIC). TMIC is Canada’s national metabolomics facility and headquartered in Alberta. See a virtual tour of TMIC and hear of instances where metabolomics is allowing discoveries to be translated into practice.

Metabolomics and Precision Medicine

Alberta aims to become a leader in the emerging field of precision medicine. Following a brief summary of how metabolomics is playing a leading role in many areas of precision medicine, learn where and how metabolomics is already being used by Alberta companies in precision medicine applications.

Metabolomics and Agri-Food

The agri-food sector is one of Alberta’s leading economic drivers. Dr. David Wishart explains how metabolomics is being used in many areas of agriculture, ranging from analyzing crops and assessing soils, to quantifying beef cattle performance traits and detecting disease. Metabolomics is also being used in food, nutrition, and food safety analysis, and offers a powerful way to precisely identify and quantify macronutrients, micronutrients, and contaminants in foods and natural products. Learn how TMIC is leading the way toward both precision agriculture and precision nutrition.

Metabolomics and the Environment

Monitoring water, soil, and air is becoming increasingly important as the human footprint on our planet grows. Dr. David Wishart explains how metabolomics can be used to make environmental monitoring easier and more comprehensive, and how metabolomics is used to track water contamination, assess soils, and identify chemicals in the air. Find out how metabolomics is being widely used to identify and quantify herbicides, pesticides, and other toxic compounds in our food, water, and environment, and how TMIC is developing many cutting-edge techniques and resources in this area.

An Introduction to Statistics for Metabolomics

This course, taught by Dr. David Wishart, gives you an introduction to statistics for metabolomics.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn about data types
  2. Learn about distributions and significance
  3. Learn about univariate statistics (t-tests and ANOVA)
  4. Learn about correlation and clustering
  5. Learn about multivariate statistics (PCA and PLS-DA) and ROC curves

Bioinformatics Learning Tutorials

Visit the Wishart Lab’s YouTube channel for video guides to increase your understanding of web servers and databases used in bioinformatics.

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Quantitative Metabolomics ready- to- use kits

The ready-to-use kits produced at TMIC Wishart Node allow a comprehensive analysis of hundreds of metabolites and their ratios, to ultimately have a metabolic readout of our body, as well as disease risks, nutritional status, among others.