H.R.M.J. Wehrens, Reza Salek

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Metabolomics is a vibrant field, developing fast and attracting many scientists from adjacent disciplines. Its multi-disciplinarity bases are one of the defining features of metabolomics. In order to quantify and understand the diversity of the metabolite composition of biological samples one needs chemistry, biology, mathematics and statistics, and computer science (to name just the most central disciplines). Such multi-disciplinarity has been reflected in the programs of many metabolomics conferences. Metabolomics conferences often contain parallel or breakout sessions on topics that may be entirely different from one another (e.g., mass-spectrometry-based or NMR-based metabolomics, computational metabolomics, medical applications, environmental applications, etcetera). Such diversity makes it difficult to obtain a bird’s eye view, especially for scientists new to the field. Whatever one’s background, one needs to know the basics of many of these fields, and this is where we had set the primary function of this work. We aim to provide a concise yet global overview of the field of metabolomics. If this book can contribute to a better understanding of each other’s viewpoints and vocabulary used, the most important goal has been achieved.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMetabolomics: Practical Guide to Design and Analysis
EditorsRon Wehrens, Reza Salek
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherChapman and Hall
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781315370583
Publication statusPublished - 19 Aug 2019

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