UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science


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Mon 14th April
2nd floor seminar room
Rayne Building
5 University Street, London WC1E 6JF

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Fri 9th May
Wellcome Collection
183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE
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American Heart Association: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis
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1st - 3rd May
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Call for abstracts and preliminary programme

High-Throughput Serum NMR Metabolomics – from Systems Epidemiology to the Clinic?

Speaker: Prof. Mika Ala-Korpela, Professor of Computational Medicine, University of Oulu, Finland

Date: 17th December 2012

Time: 11.30-12.30 followed by a sandwich lunch for all attendees

Location: Seminar room, 2nd floor, Rayne Building, 5 University Street, London WC1E 6JF

Cost: Free

Prof. Ala-Korpela has more than two decades of experience in biomedical NMR spectroscopy and has pioneered high-throughput applications of NMR-based metabolomics in molecular epidemiology and functional genetics. Under his lead Computational Medicine was selected as one of the strategic scientific areas for development and funding at the University of Oulu for 2012-2016. During the last 8 years his  team has focused on developing an NMR-based metabolomics platform for human serum and plasma. This novel methodology has now been used to analyse over 100,000 serum samples (in about 4 years) and provides information on >100 primary metabolic measures and >100 derived variables with clear biochemical interpretation and significance. This platform has recently been applied in various large-scale epidemiological and genetic studies the results of which have been published in the leading scientific journals.