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Closer to the Phenotype is a podcast where scientists discuss and debate new discoveries in published research with a focus on the use of metabolomics to take the next step in multiomics. Hosted by Bobby Wiggs and brought to you by Metabolon. 


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In this episode, we talk to Dr. Brian Keppler about a 2020 paper in the Journal of Biotechnology regarding "Coupling metabolomics analysis and DOE optimization strategy" by Lin et al. Tune in as we discuss the implications that this paper has on COVID-19 research and rapid vaccine development.


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In Episode 2, we talk to Dr. Tom Wilmanski, Alex Forrest-Hay, and Dr. Dennis Mook-Kanamori about Tom's paper, Gut Microbiome Pattern Reflects Healthy Aging and Predicts Extended Survival in Humans. Tune in as we discuss the implications of your microbiome composition on longevity.


In Episode 3, we talk to Bill Lefew and David Foster about Deep Neural Networks for Classification of LC-MS Spectral Peaks, a 2019 publication from Analytical Chemistry. Tune in as we discuss machine learning techniques for metabolomics analysis and the future of data processing in the big data era.