Important Note from the Society BOD as of 4th March 2020

Dear Colleagues,

As you will all be aware the recent Coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China has now spread to a large number of countries across the globe. The Metabolomics Society Board of Directors and the Local Organizing Committee of the Shanghai meeting have been monitoring the situation closely. Because of the current status of the outbreak and the travel restrictions in place we have taken the decision to re-schedule the conference. We want to convey to the membership that this has been forced upon us by the magnitude of the global crisis and apologize for moving the dates of this meeting. We are currently renegotiating dates with the conference center and expect the meeting will be held Dec 7-11. Registration, abstract submission, and workshop deadlines will all be adjusted accordingly. New dates will be formalized and email announcements sent ASAP. As you will be aware we find ourselves in quite exceptional circumstances and we thank you for your patience.

The board of the Society is in close and regular contact with the Local Organizing Committee of the 2020 Metabolomics Society Conference in Shanghai. We are monitoring the situation on the ground, are discussing recent events, and will be sending along more information in the coming weeks when we have updates.

Our thoughts are with those affected in China and globally. We hope the virus outbreak will come to a swift end. If you have any questions or comments, the Metabolomics Society welcomes any feedback and will respond to your inquiries. Further information can be found on the website in the coming weeks as we post updates.


Board of Directors
Metabolomics Society


The Metabolite ID Task Group Needs Your Help!

Request for community feedback for revised reporting standards for metabolite annotation and identification

Dear Metabolomics User,

The Metabolite Identification Task Group of the Metabolomics Society have assessed and revised reporting standards for metabolite annotation/identification based on metabolite structure and experimental evidence provided. These have developed from the 2007 original reporting standards published by Sumner and colleagues. The Metabolomics Society and this task group would like to receive feedback on the revised reporting standards from the future users of the reporting standards, you. The reporting standards can be viewed in this PDF.

Feedback can be provided on this simple form:

We look forward to receiving your input and acting on this feedback.

Many thanks in advance,

The Metabolite Identification Task Group of the Metabolomics Society


Welcome to the Metabolomics Society Home Page. The Metabolomics Society is dedicated to promoting the growth, use and understanding of metabolomics in the life sciences. Metabolomics is a newly emerging field of "omics" research concerned with the comprehensive characterization of the small molecule metabolites in biological systems. It can provide an overview of the metabolic status and global biochemical events associated with a cellular or biological system. As such, it can accurately and comprehensively depict both the steady-state physiological state of a cell or organism and of their dynamic responses to genetic, abiotic and biotic environmental modulation.

The Metabolomics Society is an independent, non-profit organization, governed by a Board of Directors composed of dedicated members of the metabolomics community but ultimately responsive to its members. The Metabolomics Society's vision is to become the premier organization devoted to the development of metabolism-based research. Constituted in 2004, the Metabolomics Society now has more than a 1,000 members in more than 40 countries.

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Our Mission

  1. To promote the growth and development of the field of metabolomics internationally,
  2. To provide the opportunity for collaboration and association among the workers in that science and in related sciences and connections between academia, government and industry in the field of metabolomics
  3. To provide opportunities for presentation of research achievements and creation of workshops, and
  4. To promote the publication of meritorious research in the field.