The Graduate School Experimental Plant Sciences (EPS)


Workshop – Advances in Plant and Food Metabolomics 20192018-10-01T14:26:19+01:00

Advances in Plant and Food Metabolomics
Workshop – Introduction to Metabolomics

Target Group: 25 young researchers (PhD candidates or postdocs)
Study credits: total of 0.9 ECTS (0.6 ECTS for the workshop + 0.3 ECTS for the affiliated symposium)
Location: Room PC0087-88, RADIX Building (nr. 107), Wageningen Campus
Participation fees:
– Reduced fee of €85 for 1) PhD candidates with an approved TSP registered with EPS or one of the other Wageningen Graduate Schools, 2) postdocs registered with EPS or one of the other Wageningen Graduate Schools, 3) members of YoungNMC;
– Normal fee of €170 for all other PhD candidates or postdocs;
– Industry fee of €255 for people from industry.
Lecturers: Ric de Vos, Roland Mumm, Jos Hageman, Arnaud Bovy, Jasper Engel, Carmen Diez Simon, Justin van der Hooft & Robert Hall
Program organizers: Robert Hall & Justin van der Hooft

This 2-day workshop is aimed at young scientists who have limited or no background in metabolomics. We shall introduce the concept of how to apply metabolomics approaches to plant-based research including: experimental design, the technologies for data generation (LC/GC MS and NMR); data management and (pre)processing; data mining approaches and statistically-sound data interpretation.

Day 1 shall focus on the more practical aspects and Day 2 shall be devoted to all aspects of data handling. There will be lectures during the mornings, while the afternoons will be spent on interactive group learning to solve case studies (first day) and web-based data analysis (second day). The free symposium on 12 December 2019 on Advances in Plant and Food Metabolomics is an integral part of this workshop and attendance for all three days is obligatory.

After the workshop you will have a basic understanding of the requirements and challenges, as well as the potential of metabolomics research.

Registration & selection
Participants for this workshop will be selected on the basis of a short motivation letter (1/2 A4) in which you will have to explain how you intend to use this workshop in your (future) research. If you are interested in participating in this workshop, please send an e-mail to Susan Urbanus ( and provide the following information: 1) first and last name, 2) your affiliation, 3) whether you are a PhD candidate or postdoc, 4) whether you have an approved TSP, and 5) your motivation letter (1/2 A4). The extended deadline for applying is 14 October 2019. The selection of participants will be made know at the latest on 01 November 2019. Cancellations can be made without costs until 15 November 2019. In case of a no-show or a late cancellation the normal fee will apply. Please note that you will have to register separately for the affiliated symposium.

This workshop and the affiliated symposium have been made possible with sponsoring from the Netherlands Metabolomics Centre, the Nils Foss Excellence Prize, the International Metabolomics Society, the Shared Research Facilities at Wageningen University & Research, Wageningen Campus Connect and the Graduate School EPS.




Tuesday, December 10, 2019 through December 11
Program details will follow later
Radix building (nr. 107)
Droevendaalsesteeg 1, Wageningen