De Leidsche Flesch Symposium
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On March 25th De Leidsche Flesch organises a grand symposium on the subject 'life'. Speakers from all over the Netherlands will talk about life from a fundamental perspective. Want to know more? Go to our website!
Metabolomics: biology and chemistry and data science and computer science and ...
Ron Wehrens, Biometris, Wageningen University & Research
Metabolites are small chemical molecules that play many important roles in living organisms. The field of Metabolomics aims to detect,
identify and quantify them in order to solve biological questions. These questions can arise in many different fields, such as medicine and quality assessments of foods or environmental areas. This lecture will present some of these applications, but will focus on the challenges in analysing these data, obtained by complicated data-processing pipelines, and highly multidimensional in nature. A common question, for instance, is to indicate differences between two groups of samples, one control group and one treatment group (maybe corresponding to healthy and diseased, respectively). The overall aim is to understand biology at the level of, e.g., physics, where model-based predictions achieve high accuracies - metabolomics is an essential part of solving this puzzle.