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Metabolomics - Understanding Metabolism in the 21st Century


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Discover how metabolomics is revolutionising our understanding of metabolism with this free online course. Metabolomics - Understanding Metabolism in the 21st Century is offered at FutureLearn.

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Metabolomics is an emerging field that aims to measure the complement of metabolites (the metabolome) in living organisms. The metabolome represents the downstream effect of an organism’s genome and its interaction with the environment.

Key facts:

 Metabolomics has a wide application area across the medical and biological sciences. The course provides an introduction to metabolomics, describes the tools and techniques we use to study the metabolome and explains why we want to study it. By the end of the course you will understand how metabolomics can revolutionise our understanding of metabolism. Metabolomics - Understanding Metabolism in the 21st Century is offered at FutureLearn .

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • A multi-disciplinary approach to study the metabolome
  • Measuring the metabolom
  • Data analysis and metabolite identification

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 1 months
    • 3 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.





Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The course is primarily aimed at final year undergraduate science students and research scientists who are interested in learning about the application of metabolomics to understand metabolism. 
  • However, metabolomics is a new tool to the scientific community and this course will provide a valuable introduction to scientists at any stage in their careers. It is not essential to have any previous knowledge of the subject area but a reasonable knowledge and understanding of science would be beneficial.


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