The Biological part of the John L. Holmes Mass Spectrometry Facility at the University of Ottawa provides support for high quality research activities and enhances the educational experience of students

Courses and workshops

We offer courses one time per year and workshops two times per year for large community at uOttawa and outside. Please let us know if there is a need in specific subjects, so that it can be included in our course and workshop schedule. Courses and workshops provide educational activities, training opportunities in proteomics, metabolomics and bioinformatics, and hands-on training opportunities in proteomics.  

CHM 8352 - Course syllabus
Students that took part of the 2022 workshop in front of Marion Building

Upcoming workshops    

We are pleased to announce a new workshop on Data Analysis for Metabolomics and Proteomics. The workshop will be held online thought Zoom/Teams on August 31th to September 2th, 2022. 

This three-day workshop will focus on data visualization and statistical analysis for MS-based proteomics and metabolomics. Data analysis will be performed either by using tools and software on existing web site or using R program. It will also offer an informal Question & Answer session. 

The workshop presents a training opportunity for current and future JHMSF users. It is open to graduate students, postdocs, and other researchers in the areas of medicine, biology, biochemistry, food science and bio-analytical chemistry. The participants are offered the opportunity to process their own samples during the workshop The workshop aims to promote omics research and facilitate collaborations within the scientific community across Canada.  

At the end of the workshop, participants will receive a certificate of attendance. 

The application deadline is August 29rd, 2022. 

Topics covered 

Introduction to proteomics and metabolomics 

  • The steps of the proteomics and metabolomics analysis pipeline 

  • Concepts of data analysis and biological knowledge synthesis 

Introduction to proteomics and metabolomics data analysis  

  • Data types and data handling 

  • Visualization of statistical and bioinformatic analysis 

Bioinformatics analysis of data sets 

  • Qualitative analysis (Venn diagrams) 

  • Quantitative analysis: 

  • Univariate analysis (t-Test, ANOVA, Correlation analysis, Volcano plot) 

  • Multivariate analysis [PCA, PLS-DA, Cluster analysis (K-means, Hierarchical clustering), Correlation matrix/Heatmap] 

  • Biological databases (Gene Ontology, KEGG pathways, Reactome, STRING) 

  • Functional annotation and enrichment (GSEA, ORA) 

Workshop fees:  

  • $200 for students and postdocs 

  • $300 for other participants 

Fees are to be paid to the University of Ottawa, Canada. 

For registration and further inquiries, please contact Dr. Zoran Minic.  

Email: [email protected], Phone: 1-(613)-562-5800 ext1626 

Contact Us

Biological facility

Zoran Minic
[email protected]
Marion Hall - Room 02
Ottawa, ON K1N 1A2
Tel: 613-562-5800 ext. 1626