PhD Jan Stanstrup – University of Copenhagen

Jan Stanstrup, PhD

Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports

Affiliated with UNIK Core facility CUBE

Title: Metabolomics investigation of whey intake: Discovery of markers and biological effects supported by a computer-assisted compound identification pipeline 

Abstract: Classical human intervention studies are typically carried out to prove a hypothesis or answer a specific question. Therefore the design of the experiment and the performed analyses are based only on a few parameters related to the specific effect to be investigated while a wealth of information contained in the collected samples is not even recorded.

In recent years another approach, metabolomics, has proved to be a very valuable technique in nutrition research. In the metabolomics approach an intervention is undertaken without pre-defining which variables will be monitored – on the contrary the aim is to acquire as much information as possible in an unbiased way. In the present Ph.D. thesis the LC-MS metabolomics approach was applied to human nutrition intervention studies.


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