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David Wishart

The Power List 2017

David Wishart

Professor, Departments of Biological Sciences and Computing Science, University of Alberta, Canada.

Most important lesson
A few hours in the library or a few minutes on the internet can save you (and your students) weeks of futile work in the lab.

Biggest surprise
That I would ever be interested in metabolism. It was my least favorite subject as an undergraduate and graduate student. Now I seem to be immersed in it every day (and enjoy it)!

Challenges ahead for omics
Most people would say it’s the data challenge, but I think omics researchers have to show that omics research can lead to real benefits in everyday life.

Nominator comment: “Pioneer of metabolomics in Canada, who established HMDB and related databases to advance metabolomics worldwide.

Part of the Power List 2017

The Magnificent Tens

The Magnificent Tens
After 2016’s celebration of women in analytical science, we return to the Top 100 for 2017.
But there’s a twist. This summer, we asked you to nominate scientists in ten categories – from the stars of separation science, to omics explorers, to the mentors training the next generation.

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