HULAFE organizes the 1st short course on mass spectrometry-based metabolomics focused on the field of neonatology and presents Case study II of NUTRISHIELD
13-15 September 2021, HULAFE organized the 1st short course on mass spectrometry-based metabolomics focused on the field of neonatology. The event was held at The Health Research Institute La Fe in Valencia (Spain) with PhD and M.D. speakers and included both, lectures and case studies. The course was intended to be a meeting point for experiences, ideas, and know-how exchange between researchers with and without expertise in the field. Hot topics such as the study design and fieldwork, preparation and analysis of samples, data analysis and processing, and visualization as well is interpretation of results were addressed. Case study II of NUTRISHIELD project dealing with personalised nutrition of lactating mothers was presented as an example of curation in sample collection and storage when different sample type (e.g., urine, faeces, milk, etc.) from different enrolled participants (e.g., mother, infant) are involved. Data handling when several determinations are considered was also discussed. The attendees included not only post-doctoral researchers, but also highly motivated PhD students, with scarce background in metabolomic workflows, who found the course as an opportunity to gain knowledge in the field while expanding horizons in research, especially focusing on this at-risk population.