Medical research has been revolutionized by high-throughput technologies enabling possibilities to analyze the interactions and functions of biological information entities in various ”-ome” layers or clusters of life ( By combining multiple ”omes”, such as genome, transcriptome, methylome, metabolome, proteome and microbiome, scientists can find novel associations between biological entities, pinpoint relevant biomarkers, and understand the roots of complex diseases. However, the myriad of technologies, approaches and available tools tends to overwhelm researchers new to the field. With this webinar ”Multi-omics methods for studying metabolic disorders: research excellence, wet lab techniques and bioinformatics approaches” we aim to inspire new multi-omics studies and provide guidance to interested researchers, students and other potential collaborators. 

The seminar includes lectures from scientists of INTEGROMED consortium: Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel), University of Dundee (United Kingdom), Lund University (Sweden), Latvian  Biomedical Research and Study centre (Latvia) and expert in metabolomics from Riga Technical University.

This seminar is aimed at biomedical, molecular biology and bioinformatics students and scientists who are currently doing or planning to do multi-omics studies. Participants don’t need any prior experience.  

Webinar is free of charge, times in agenda are Eastern European Time.
Application is mandatory. If you consider to listen only specific lectures, you can still aplly to receive the link to the online seminar and receive record after event.

Preliminary agenda

Date: 29th & 30th November, 2021

Application: open

Application deadline: 25th November

Participation: open application, applicants will receive ZOOM link three days before webinar 

Contact: Laura Ansone laura.ansone[at]



November 29 Personalized approaches in metabolic disorders,
sneak-peak in multi-omics in laboratory
Lecturer, organization
10:00-10:30 Pharmacogenomics in diabetes mellitus Prof. Ewan Pearson
 University of Dundee
10:30-11:00 Personalized nutrition based on the gut microbiome Prof. Eran Segal, Weizmann Institute of Science
11:00-11:30 Epigenetics in Human Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes Prof. Charlotte Ling, Lund University
11:30-12:00 The interplay between multiple determinants influencing
Type 2 Diabetes therapy efficacy
Prof. Jānis Kloviņš, Latvian Biomedical Research and Study Centre
12:00-13:00 Lunch break
13:00-14:00 Study design, sample collection and processing in microbiome studies Dr.biol. Ilze Elbere, Latvian Biomedical Research and Study Centre
14:00-15:00 NGS methods, challenges, and applications Alise Jakovele,
Latvian Biomedical Research and Study Centre
15:00-16:00 DNA-seq library preparation workflow video
November 30 Bioinformatics for different omics Lecturer, organization
10:00-11:00 Introduction in bioinformatics and NGS data processing Rihards Saksis, Latvian Biomedical Research and Study Centre
11:00-12:30 Workshop: basics in command line handling with examples on NGS data analysis (login for HPC server with SSH protocol will be ensured) Rihards Saksis, Latvian Biomedical Research and Study Centre
12:30-13:30 Lunch break
13:30-14:30 Metagenome data analysis, approach for analyzing within-species variation in the microbiome Liron Zahavi, Weizmann Institute of Science
14:30-15:30 DNA methylation data analysis, basics of different approaches, challenges Dr. Alexander Perfilyev, Lund University
15:30-16:30 From sample preparation to LC-MS to data in metabolomics: the devil is in the details Dr. chem. Kristaps Kļaviņš, Riga Technical University