Department Biotechnology organises advanced course in Campinas, Brazil

News - 23 March 2015 - Communication TNW

From 23-27 February 2015, TU Delft and partners offered a one-week advanced course Metabolomics for Microbial Systems Biology at Unicamp, Campinas, Brazil. This course was a joint effort of staff from Delft University of Technology (department Biotechnology), Universidade de São Paulo and Universidade de Campinas and supported by the Foundations Biotechnology Studies Delft-Leiden (BSDL) and BE-Basic.

This course was part of a recently started joint research program between USP, Campinas and TU Delft supported by NWO/FAPESP. 43 motivated students and 10 professors spent five days on both experimental techniques and modelling in microbial metabolomics research. The participants were enjoying the intensive learning experience and atmosphere of the Campinas campus.

The first two days focused on the current state of experimental approaches for the metabolic characterization of microbial cells and importance of validation to achieve reliable data. Day 3 and 4 were dedicated to data interpretation by the application of mathematical modeling. The last day showcased current research highlights.