Talk Title: Metabolomics Bioinformatics – Current State and Future Challenges


Metabolomics is the comprehensive study (identification and quantification) of small molecules called metabolites present in a biological system (cells, tissues, biofluids, organism) in a given condition. Metabolites are of substantial interest as they represent a direct measurement of the state of the biological system under study and hence is used widely in biological research. Metabolomics is also used substantially to investigate the underlying mechanisms of diseases and in finding biomarkers for these diseases. This talk highlights the current state-of-the art of metabolomics bioinformatics and discusses future challenges.

Saravanan Dayalan


Saravanan Dayalan, Lead Scientist (Bioinformatics, Biostatistics), Metabolomics Australia, The University of Melbourne

Saravanan Dayalan is the Lead Scientist (Bioinformatics, Biostatistics) of Metabolomics Australia, The University of Melbourne. His interests are in large scale scientific data management systems, development of bioinformatics and biostatistical methods to tackle problems in Metabolomics and data standards.

Amongst other roles, he is the Acting Head of the EMBL-ABR MA Node, Standards Key Area Coordinator for EMBL-ABR and a member of the Data Standards Task Group of the International Metabolomics Society.

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