Course Goals

  • Learn what makes metabolomics different from other types of omics.
  • Understand strategies for applying metabolomics data in network medicine.
  • Learn common metabolomics data analyses and techniques.
  • Understand how metabolomics data can be applied in population-based, basic, and methodological research.

This one-day module will focus on metabolomics data and the analytical challenges this type of data presents. There will be a combination of lectures that introduce analytic techniques and hands-on workshops where participants will have the opportunity to apply these techniques to analyze metabolomics data. Topics will include general metabolomics data analysis, pathway analysis, dynamic systems, and integrative approaches with other omics data.

Session dates

Harvard Catalyst in-person learning is suspended due to COVID-19 precautions. Please refer to Online Learning for current offerings.

Time commitment

One day


  • Population-based researchers interested in using metabolomics data to understand disease mechanisms.
  • Researchers interested in developing methods with metabolomics data.
  • Basic scientists interested in applying metabolomics data in their research.

*The module will emphasize metabolomics data in epidemiology; however researchers in other subfields are encouraged to apply.

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  • MD, PhD, or equivalent, graduate students pursuing doctoral degrees (as space permits)
  • Moderate or extensive understanding of statistics, network methods, and R programming
  • Past participation in Harvard Catalyst’s Introduction to Network Medicine course, or willingness to watch selected recorded lectures from the three-day course prior to taking this module.


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Accreditation statement

Harvard Catalyst Postgraduate Education Program’s policy requires full attendance and the completion of all activity surveys to be eligible for CME credit; no partial credit is allowed.

The Harvard Catalyst Education Program is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


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