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About the Metabolomics Class

Metabolomics is the fastest growing area of life sciences and involves the systematic study of the small molecular metabolites in a cell, tissue, biofluid or cell culture media that are the tangible result of cellular processes or responses to an environmental stress. The main goal of metabolomics is to identify a list of differentially regulated metabolites for use in biomarker discovery, pathway analysis, model construction, and scientific literature. The objective of this course is to acquaint the learner with emerging trends in metabolomics as well as equip him with skills for generating and interrogating metabolomic data. The course is ideal for students and researchers working in the pharma, biotech, food, and agricultural industries. In this course, students receive hands-on training on:
+ Experimental design of metabolomics studies
+ Sample preparation including extraction, chromatography, and ionization efficiency maximization
+ Generation of raw metabolomic LC/MS or GC/MS data
+ Pre-processing data analysis including conversion of raw data to the mXMZL format, feature detection, retention time correction and statistical analysis
+ Metabolite identification
+ Hypothesis testing
+ Experimental validation

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Prerequisites & Fees

The course is ideal for students and researchers working in the pharma, biotech, and medical industries.
The fee is Kshs. 85,000/- (850 USD, Inclusive of VAT 16%) for East African residents. Non-East African students pay 25% more on all charges.Fees covers tuition, training material, certificate, drinks and meals only. Vumbua members enjoy a 10% discount.
Fees are payable strictly in advance (at least 4 working days before the starting date.
Groups with a minimum of 5 people will enjoy a 10% discount and early bird registration (at least 2 weeks before the start) will be offered a 5% discount
There will be a 10% administrative charge for cancellations received in writing up to 20 working days before the start of the course. No refunds will be made for cancellations received within 20 working days of the course start date or for the inability to attend the course for whatever reasons. KIBs is not liable for non-attendance due to travel disruptions, health problems or any other reason that might lead to a delegate not being able to attend the course. Substitutions may, of course, be made at any time, providing you inform us in writing.
Fee is payable by bankers cheque or MPESA to: Bioinformatics Institute of Kenya. A/C No. 0012342070001,Chase Bank, City Centre Branch, Nairobi, Kenya. The Paybill number for payments via Mpesa is 789190 and the account number is your name. Check the section below for online payments.

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