A bioinformatics training workshop to bring a chemical perspective to ongoing research at STRI

The metabolome is the suite of organic molecules that make up a tissue or an organism, and the biochemical foundation of organism form and function. Recent innovations in mass spectrometry bioinformatics have driven a revolution in metabolomics, allowing biologists to ‘annotate’ mass spectra from high-throughput data by predicting molecular formulae and structures, quantifying similarity in structure and composition, classifying compounds with respect to structure or biosynthetic pathways of origin, and inferring the physical and chemical properties of metabolites. This metabolomics revolution elevates chemical ecology to a scope and scale commensurate with community ecology.

General information

Date: June 17, 2024

Location: Earl S. Tupper Research Center


  • Brian SEDIO, Asst. Professor, Dept. Integrative Biology, University of Texas at Austin and Research Associate, STRI
  • Dale FORRISTER, postdoctoral associate, STRI
  • Guillaume DURY, Stengl-Wyer Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas at Austin

Email: sediob@utexas.edu

Cost per participant: $30.00

Participants: Minimum participants 10 / Maximum 15 participants

Registration deadline: May 31, 2024


7:15 AMBus picks up at Gamboa Rainforest Reserve and departs to Earl S. Tupper Research Center
8:30 – AM 12:00 AMWorkshop
12:00 PM – 1:00 PMLunch at STRI Corotu Cafeteria, participants pay for their lunch.
1:00 PM – 2:45 PMWorkshop
3:00 PMTransportation back to Gamboa Rainforest Reserve

Participant physical demands and responsibilities

Participants should bring their own laptops.

Notes: A 100% reimbursement will be made for FIELD TRIPS and FIELD COURSES (workshops) if STRI is not able to carry out the trip or if the field trip/field course does not meet the minimum requirement of participants.