Providing metabolomics education and training: Pedagogy and considerations
School of Science / Centre for Integrative Metabolomics and Computational Biology
Medical Research Council (MR/S010483/1)
Metabolomics is a highly multidisciplinary and non-standardised research field. Metabolomics researchers must possess and apply extensive cross-disciplinary content knowledge, subjective experience-based judgement, and the associated diverse skill sets. Accordingly, appropriate educational and training initiatives are important in developing this knowledge and skills base in the metabolomics community. For these initiatives to be successful, they must consider both pedagogical best practice and metabolomics-specific contextual challenges.
Aim of review:
The aim of this review is to provide consolidated pedagogical guidance for educators and trainers in metabolomics educational and training programmes.
Key scientific concepts of review:
In this review, we discuss the principles of pedagogical best practice as they relate to metabolomics. We then discuss the challenges and considerations in developing and delivering education and training in metabolomics. Finally, we present examples from our own teaching practice to illustrate how pedagogical best practice can be integrated into metabolomics education and training programmes.
Winder, C. L., Witting, M., Tugizimana, F., Dunn, W. B., & Reinke, S. N. (2022). Providing metabolomics education and training: Pedagogy and considerations. Metabolomics, 18(12), article 106.