Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Agenda

Workshop Metabolomics in Chemical Ecology

Date: 31 October 2016 - 01 November 2016
Location: Netherlands Institute of Ecology, Wageningen

The ability of organisms to transmit and perceive information through chemicals is a remarkable aspect of our natural world. Chemical ecology elucidates the role of natural compounds that mediate interactions between living organisms. Advances in chemical ecology are often closely linked to advances in analytical techniques. Metabolomics, the characterization of a set of small molecules known as metabolites, has flourished in recent years and is being increasingly applied to ecology studies. The amount and complexity of chemical data produced is growing rapidly and development of efficient analysis approaches is a key challenge in the field.

The purpose of this two-day workshop is to bring together experts from the field of chemical ecology and metabolomics, to discuss progress in metabolomics data analysis approaches and their application in chemical ecology. Lectures will cover both methodological and biological aspects such as: new technologies and methods for chemical ecology; imaging and identification of small signaling molecules; tools to handle and process large scale metabolomics data; databases for chemical, spectral and biological data; challenges for integrating “omics” studies; and case study applications in ecology.

This two-day event will provide an excellent platform to disseminate state-of-the-art knowledge in the field of metabolomics and chemical ecology and to foster networking and establish new collaborations.

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