Past Conferences and Workshops

 

Note that many of the websites listed for these conferences may no longer be valid.

 

Quality Assurance and Quality Control in Metabolic Phenotyping

October 12 - 13, 2017

Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre, School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.


Bursaries for this course are now available for PhD students and Early Career Researchers funded by the BBSRC, MRC or NERC.

This 2-day course will provide a comprehensive overview of the application of quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC) in metabolic phenotyping. The course is aimed at students and researchers who are actively working in the field. Experts who have developed the application of QA and QC procedures within the field will lead the course. It will include both theoretical and practical components to,

  • Introduce QA and QC in metabolic phenotyping
  • The application of QA and QC in untargeted and targeted studies
  • Preparation of QCs and data acquisition
  • Data processing and reporting standards

The course will finish with a question and answer session with a panel of experts.

For further information and registration details, please visit http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/facilities/metabolomics-training-centre/courses/quality-phenotyping.aspx or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

SMMAP2017: Mass Spectrometry, Metabolomics and Proteomics Analysis

October 2 - 5, 2017

Disney Resort, France


The French Society of Mass Spectrometry, the French Network of Metabolomics and Fluxomics and the French Society of Electrophoresis and Proteomic Analysis are happy to introduce the first joint conference SMMAP 2017 (Mass Spectrometry, Metabolomics and Proteomic Analysis 2017). The local organising committee will welcome you at the New York Hotel® (Disneyland® Paris, Marne-la-Vallée-Chessy) from Tuesday 3 to Thursday 5 October 2017. A satellite metting will be organised on Monday 2 October, for training activities, round tables and a young researchers's meeting.

This unique event, which will host more than 450 participants, will foster interdisciplinarity, as well as scientific exchanges between communities that traditionally meet separately. It will also be an opportunity to broaden our knowledge, share experiences and create new links, both scientific and personal. The conference will also welcome scientists from the private sector, working on instrumentation, sample preparation and data processing.

SMMAP2017 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Metabolomics: Understanding Metabolism in the 21st Century

October 2, 2017 (4 week course)

Online FREE course


In this course we will provide an introduction to metabolomics, explain why we want to study the metabolome and describe the current challenges in analysing the complement of metabolites in a biological system. We will describe the interdisciplinary approaches adopted in the metabolomics workflow and demonstrate how the combined efforts of scientist’s from different disciplines is advancing this exciting field. By the end of the course the learner will understand how metabolomics can revolutionise our understanding of metabolism.

The course will be targeted towards final year undergraduate students from biology / chemical disciplines and medical students, but will also provide a valuable introduction to the metabolomics field for MSc and PhD students, and scientists at any stage in their careers. Metabolomics is a new tool to the scientific community and has widespread applications across the medical and biological sciences in academia and industry.

This is a FREE online course.

For further information and registration details, please visit 
https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/metabolomics or contact 
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

MOVISS

September 20 - 23, 2017

Vorau, Austria


Announcing MOVISS: Bio and Data
A problem driven meeting aimed at bioinformaticians, biochemists, statisticians and those who handle and interpret metabolomics data
When: Sept 20th-23th 2017, There is a followup R Summer School is September 25 – 27, 2017 in Vorau.
Where: Vorau, Austria
To register and for more information, go to www.MOVISS.eu, and follow us on Twitter @MOVISSmeet, contact via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Not just an ordinary conference, where people present work they have already done, MOVISS is centered on identifying and problem solving current challenges relating to metabolomics data handling by getting everyone in the room discussing it. Want to be at the forefront of solving some of the major bottlenecks in the Metabolomics Revolution – see you at MOVISS!

 

 

CloudMET 2017: Scientific School on Cloud-based Metabolomics Data Analysis and Collaboration

September 11-15, 2017

Pula, Sardinia, Italy


The PhenoMeNal consortium (through CRS4), along with the Universities of Cagliari, Jena and Cambridge are organizing the “Scientific School on Cloud-based Metabolomics Data Analysis and Collaboration” (http://cloudmet2017.crs4.it/), to be held in CRS4’s research campus in [Pula, Sardinia, Italy](http://s.crs4.it/EL) on September 11th-15th, 2017. The School will offer participants an opportunity to learn about current topics in metabolomics, with a slant on the integration of cloud computing technologies where they can be most beneficial to the effectiveness and efficiency of research and analysis work. The course will include lectures by experts and hands-on sessions aimed at deepening theoretical and practical knowledge, all while learning how to leverage cloud computing resources. For more details and registration please visit the School web site http://cloudmet2017.crs4.it/.

 

 

Introduction to Metabolomics for the Clinical Scientist

July 21, 2017

Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre, School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK


This 1-day course in partnership with the Phenome Centre Birmingham will provide clinicians with an overview of the metabolomics pipeline, highlighting the benefits of the technique to the medical field. The course will provide an,

  • Introduction to experimental design and sample collection
  • An overview of both the analytical and computational methods applied in the field
  • Case studies and panel discussions with the experts

For further information and registrations details, please visit http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/facilities/metabolomics-training-centre/courses/introduction-metabolomics.aspx or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

Metabolomics with the Q Exactive

June 12 - 14, 2017

Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre, School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK


This 3-day course will introduce you to using the Q Exactive mass spectrometer in your metabolomics investigations. The course is aimed at students and researchers with minimal previous experience of applying LC-MS in metabolomics. The course will be led by experts in the field and include lectures, laboratory sessions and computer workshops to provide,

  • An introduction to metabolomics and using the Q Exactive mass spectrometer in your studies
  • Polar and non-polar sample preparation for profiling and targeted studies
  • Data acquisition for profiling and targeted studies
  • Data processing and data analysis
  • Introduction to metabolite identification

The course will finish with a question and answer session with a panel of experts.

For further information and registration details, please visit http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/facilities/metabolomics-training-centre/courses/q-exactive.aspx or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

Multiple biofluid and tissue types, from sample preparation to analysis strategies for metabolomics

June 5 - 7, 2017

Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre, School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK


This 3-day course will provide a comprehensive overview of dealing with complex biological samples for LC-MS analysis. The course is targeted towards students and researchers who are actively applying metabolomics in their research. The course will be led by experts in the field and include,

  • An overview of quenching and extraction strategies for different biological samples
  • Hands-on sample preparation using different sample types
  • Hands-on HILIC and reversed phase LC-MS data acquisition
  • Solid phase extraction clean up methods
  • An overview of data analysis and metabolite identification
  • An opportunity to ask questions and seek advice to prepare samples in your own research.

For further information and registration details, please visit http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/facilities/metabolomics-training-centre/courses/sample-analysis.aspx or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

Workflow4Experimenters 2017: International Course on Galaxy Workflows for Metabolomics

May 29 - June 2, 2017

Paris (Pasteur Institute)


Overview: Processing, statistical analysis, and annotation of metabolomics data is a complex task for experimenters since it involves many steps and requires a good knowledge of both the methodology and software tools. The Workflow4metabolomics.org (W4M) online infrastructure provides a user-friendly and high-performance environment with advanced computational modules for building, running, and sharing complete workflows for LC-MS, GC-MS, and NMR analysis (Giacomoni et al, 2015).

Objectives: During this one-week course, participants will learn how to use the W4M infrastructure to analyze their own dataset. Morning sessions will be dedicated to methodology and tools. Afternoon sessions will be devoted to tutoring. Each participant will be paired with a tutor who will help him/her prepare the data and assist him/her during each analysis step.

Target audience: LC-MS, GC-MS and NMR experimenters (e.g. biologists, chemists).

Registrations: http://workflow4metabolomics.org

Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Conference on Food and Nutritional Metabolomics for Health

May 17 - 18, 2017

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA


Venue: The Ohio State University
The Ohio Union
1739 N. High St, Columbus, OH 43210

The purpose of this two-day event is to disseminate state-of-the-art knowledge in the field of food and nutritional metabolomics and foster networking and collaboration among colleagues and industry partners. For more information please visit: https://discovery.osu.edu/focus-areas/foods-for-health/events/conference-2017.html

 

 

Metabolite identification with the Q Exactive and LTQ Orbitrap

May 15 - 16, 2017

Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre, School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK


This 2-day course will provide a hands-on approach to teach the latest techniques and tools available to perform metabolite identification. We will apply these tools on the Q Exactive and LTQ Orbitrap mass spectrometry family. The course is targeted towards students and researchers who are actively applying metabolomics.

The course will be led by experts in the field and include significant hands-on experience using both the Q Exactive and LTQ Orbitrap instruments to perform,

  • Data dependent and data independent acquisition using the Q Exactive
  • MS/MS and MSn data acquisition for sample fractions using the LTQ-Orbitrap
  • Spectral mass spectral libraries and tools for mass spectral interpretation

The course will finish with a session on the tips and tricks from the experts and an opportunity to ask questions.

For further information and registration details, please visit http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/facilities/metabolomics-training-centre/courses/metabolite-identification.aspx or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

Metabolism and Metabolomics: Disease Models and Model Organisms

May 10 - 12, 2017

The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences at the Pennsylvania State University Park Campus


Details are as follows:
http://symposium.psu.edu

The 2017 Penn State Summer Symposium in Molecular Biology is titled Metabolism and Metabolomics: Disease Models and Model Organisms. The symposium will assemble prominent researchers interested in metabolism and leading investigators using and developing technology for analysis of metabolomes. Esteemed investigators will communicate the latest findings in diverse areas of metabolic biology including energetics, obesity, aging, effects of metabolic perturbations in cancer and other disease, as well as neural control of metabolism. Investigators renowned for their contributions to technology development for analysis of metabolomes and metabolic flux will also present. The 2017 Symposium will bring together top names in the field, and will thereby provide access to some outstanding lectures. The Symposium is open to members of the academic, biomedical, and pharmaceutical communities.

 

 

Hands-on LC-MS for Metabolic Phenotyping

March 13 - 17, 2017

Imperial College London, South Kensington, London, UK


This week long course aims to cover how to perform a metabolic profiling experiment, from start to finish. It covers study design, sample preparation, the use of mass spectrometry for global profiling and targeted methodologies and data analysis. 

It combines lectures and tutorial sessions to ensure a thorough understanding of the theory and practical applications. Topics covered include:

  • Targeted and untargeted sample preparation
  • Targeted and untargeted data analysis
  • Statistics and OPLS

http://www.imperial.ac.uk/imperial-international-phenome-training-centre/courses/hands-on-lc-ms-for-metabolic-profiling

or contact Dr Liz Want (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for further information.

 

 

Metabolomics Data Processing and Data Analysis Online Course

February 20 - March 17, 2017

An online course by the Birmingham Metabolomics Training Center, University of Birmingham, UK hosted by Futurelearn


This four-week online course will explore the tools and approaches that are used to process and analyse metabolomics data, we will investigate the challenges that are typically encountered in the analysis of metabolomics data and provide solutions to overcome these problems. The course will be delivered using a combination of short videos, articles, discussions, and online workshops with step-by-step instructions and test data sets. We will provide quizzes, polls and peer review exercises each week, so that you can review your learning throughout the course. The material will be delivered over a four week period, with an estimated learning time of four hours per week. If you do not have time to complete the course during the 4-week period you will retain access to the course material to revisit, as you are able.

Registration fee: Early-bird £200, Standard £220

For further information and registration details, please visit http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/facilities/metabolomics-training-centre/courses/Metabolomics-Data-Processing-and-Data-Analysis.aspx or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

EMBO Practical Course on Metabolomics Bioinformatics for Life Scientists

February 13 - 17, 2017

European Bioinformatics Institute, CB10 1SD, United Kingdom


This course will provide an overview of key issues that affect metabolomics studies, handling data and procedures for the analysis of metabolomics data using bioinformatics tools. It will be delivered using a mixture of lectures, computer-based practical sessions and interactive discussions. The course will provide a platform for discussion of the key questions and challenges in the field of metabolomics, from study design to metabolite identification.

We will have lively and interactive discussion throughout the course in addition to the hands-on data analysis and processing. We encourage you to bring your data, problems you might have with a particular data set or study for group discussion and activities. You will be asked to present your work and participate in the discussions from day one.

Who is this course aimed at: This course is aimed at PhD students, post-docs and researchers with at least two year’s of experience in the field of metabolomics who are seeking to improve their skills in metabolomics data analysis (This is not an introductory course).

Topics covered:

  • Metabolomics study design, workflows and sources of experimental error, difference between target and un-target approaches. Advantage and disadvantages of various analytical technologies used in metabolomics.
  • Metabolomics data processing tools: hands on open source R based programs, XCMS, MetFrag, MetFusion, rNMR, BATMAN
  • Metabolomics data analysis: Using R Bioconductor, understanding usage of univariate and multivariate data analysis, hanging missing value , data imputation to advance concepts such as fusion and data clustering
  • Metabolomics downstream analyses: KEGG, BioCyc, MetExplore and Cytoscape for metabolic pathway and network analysis with visualisation of differential expression, understanding metabolomics flux analysis.
  • Metabolomics standards, databases and resource for metabolomics: data dissemination and deposition in EMBL-EBI MetaboLights repository, collection and ever growing metabolomics online resource, data standards, knowing PSI and MSI initiatives

For further information and registration details, please visit: https://www.ebi.ac.uk/training/events/2017/embo-practical-course-metabolomics-bioinformatics-life-scientists-3 or contact Dr Reza Salek (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Please make sure you have submitted a full application, as an incomplete application would not be eligible, deadline is 11 November 2016. We have only 30 places available, given based on application criteria and very competitive.

 

 

Phenome 2017

February 10 - 14, 2017

Hilton El Conquistador Resort, Tucson, Arizona, USA


The Phenome 2017 conference is an important step in the development of a path toward training and collaboration among disciplines that are poised to address critical social issues and to generate greater understanding about plants and climate change. This first conference will bring together a multidisciplinary community comprising plant biologists, ecologists, engineers, agronomists, and computer scientists.

Please share this flyer with your members of your department and encourage your students to register to attend the meeting. Highly relevant abstracts submitted by November 1 may be considered to give a talk during one of the sessions.

Please visit www.phenome2017.org to register and learn more about the meeting.

 

 

Computational Environmental Metabolomics Course

February 8 -  9, 2017

School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, UK


This 2-day NERC funded Advanced Training Short Course will provide a theoretical overview and hands-on training in the processing and analysis of metabolomics data. You will study specific case studies from the environmental sciences, learning the step-by-step processes that are applied in the data analysis pipeline. The course will be delivered using a combination of lectures and computer workshops, and time will be dedicated to answering questions and discussing your projects.
Topics include:

  • An overview of the data processing pipeline
  • Principal component analysis, discriminant analysis and model validation
  • Univariate statistical analysis
  • Common misunderstandings in chemometrics and model interpretation
  • Computational metabolite annotation and identification

Registration fee: £570 for non-NERC funded scientists, bursaries available for NERC-funded scientists, visit our website for further information and registration details http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/facilities/metabolomics-training-centre/courses/Computational-Environmental-Metabolomics.aspx or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Hands-on NMR for Metabolic Phenotyping

January 23 - 27, 2017

Imperial College London, South Kensington, London, UK


This week long course aims to cover how to perform a metabolic profiling experiment, from start to finish. It will cover study design, sample preparation, NMR spectrometer set up for global profiling, 2-dimensional NMR experiments and spectral data analysis.

It combines lectures and tutorial sessions to ensure a thorough understanding of the theory and practical applications. Topics covered include:

  • NMR-based metabonomics and NMR theory
  • Experimental design, Topspin software and plotting, and pulse sequences
  • Statistics and data pre-processing
  • Metabolite ID and 2D NMR

http://www.imperial.ac.uk/imperial-international-phenome-training-centre/courses/hands-on-nmr-spectroscopy-for-metabolic-profiling

or contact Rebecca Smith (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for further information.

 

Quality Assurance and Quality Control in Metabolic Phenotyping

December 12 - 13, 2016

Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre, School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK


This 2-day course will provide a comprehensive overview of the application of quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC) in metabolic phenotyping. The course is aimed at students and researchers who are actively working in the field. Experts who have developed the application of QA and QC procedures within the field will lead the course. It will include both theoretical and practical components to,

  • Introduce QA and QC in metabolic phenotyping
  • The application of QA and QC in untargeted and targeted studies
  • Preparation of QCs and data acquisition
  • Data processing and reporting standards

The course will finish with a question and answer session with a panel of experts.

For further information and registration details, please visit http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/facilities/metabolomics-training-centre/courses/quality-phenotyping.aspx or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Metabolomics with the Q Exactive

November 23 - 25, 2016

Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre, School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK


This 3-day course will introduce you to using the Q Exactive mass spectrometer in your metabolomics investigations. The course is aimed at students and researchers with minimal previous experience of applying LC-MS in metabolomics. The course will be led by experts in the field and include lectures, laboratory sessions and computer workshops to provide,

  • An introduction to metabolomics and using the Q Exactive mass spectrometer in your studies
  • Polar and non-polar sample preparation for profiling and targeted studies
  • Data acquisition for profiling and targeted studies
  • Data processing and data analysis
  • Introduction to metabolite identification

The course will finish with a question and answer session with a panel of experts.

For further information and registration details, please visit http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/facilities/metabolomics-training-centre/courses/q-exactive.aspx or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Hands-on Data Analysis for Metabolic Phenotyping

November 22 - 25, 2016

Imperial College London, South Kensington, London, UK


This 3.5-day course aims to provide an overview of data analysis for metabolic phenotyping studies, using data acquired from both liquid chromatography - mass spectrometry and NMR spectroscopy.

It combines lectures and tutorial sessions to ensure a thorough understanding of the theory and practical applications. Topics covered include:

  • Pre-processing of data acquired via LC-MS and NMR.
  • Basic chemometrics and unsupervised analysis including PCA.
  • Supervised analysis and advanced chemometrics - OPLS and O2PLS
  • Pathway analysis and statistical spectroscopy.

The course does not assume any experience of coding or statistical analysis. Please visit our website at http://www.imperial.ac.uk/imperial-international-phenome-training-centre/courses/hands-on-data-analysis-for-metabolic-profiling or contact Dr Tim Ebbels (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for further information.

 

Metabolite identification with the Q Exactive and LTQ Orbitrap

November 3 - 4, 2016

Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre, School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK


This 2-day course will provide a hands-on approach to teach the latest techniques and tools available to perform metabolite identification. We will apply these tools on the Q Exactive and LTQ Orbitrap mass spectrometry family. The course is targeted towards students and researchers who are actively applying metabolomics.

The course will be led by experts in the field and include significant hands-on experience using both the Q Exactive and LTQ Orbitrap instruments to perform,

  • Data dependent acquisition
  • Data independent acquisition
  • MS/MS and MSn data acquisition.

The course will finish with a session on the tips and tricks from the experts and an opportunity to ask questions.

For further information and registration details, please visit http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/facilities/metabolomics-training-centre/courses/metabolite-identification.aspx or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Hands-on LC-MS for Metabolic Phenotyping

October 31 - November 4, 2016

Imperial College London, South Kensington, London, UK


This week long course aims to cover how to perform a metabolic profiling experiment, from start to finish. It covers study design, sample preparation, the use of mass spectrometry for global profiling and targeted methodologies and data analysis.

It combines lectures and tutorial sessions to ensure a thorough understanding of the theory and practical applications. Topics covered include:

Targeted and untargeted sample preparationTargeted and untargeted data analysisStatistics and OPLS

http://www.imperial.ac.uk/imperial-international-phenome-training-centre/courses/hands-on-lc-ms-for-metabolic-profiling or contact Dr Liz Want (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for further information.

 

Multiple biofluid and tissue types, from sample preparation to analysis strategies for metabolomics

October 12 - 14, 2016

Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre, School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK


This 3-day course will provide a comprehensive overview of dealing with complex biological samples for LC-MS analysis. The course is targeted towards students and researchers who are actively applying metabolomics in their research. The course will be led by experts in the field and include,

  • An overview of quenching and extraction strategies for different biological samples
  • Hands-on sample preparation using different sample types
  • Hands-on HILIC and reversed phase LC-MS data acquisition
  • Solid phase extraction clean up methods
  • An overview of data analysis and metabolite identification
  • An opportunity to ask questions and seek advice to prepare samples in your own research.

For further information and registration details, please visit http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/facilities/metabolomics-training-centre/courses/sample-analysis.aspx or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

ISN Forefronts Symposium

September 23 - 25, 2016

San Diego, California, USA


In this symposium the focus will be on the interaction of the Metabolome and Microbiome and its connection to different disease states and how these approaches could be applied to kidney diseases.
Metabolomics, the comprehensive study of small molecules, provides remarkable insights into the underlying biochemistry of disease pathways for basic science and clinical applications.

San Diego has been a bed of much of this fundamental knowledge and houses several institutions, which have led the way to many breakthroughs in our understanding of metabolites. We are very pleased to be able to host the meeting in San Diego and welcome many of the leading scientists and investigators throughout the world for this exciting meeting. The Late-Breaking Abstract Submission Deadline is July 10, 2016. See more here: www.isnforefronts.org/sandiego

About ISN Forefronts Symposia:
They focus on emerging and groundbreaking research. They gather nephrologists and active investigators from surrounding medical areas to explore new scientific domains and review the latest developments in kidney disease.

 

Introduction to Metabolomics for the Clinical Scientist

July 19, 2016

Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre, School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK


This 1-day course in partnership with the Phenome Centre Birmingham will provide clinicians with an overview of the metabolomics pipeline, highlighting the benefits of the technique to the medical field. The course will provide an,

  • Introduction to experimental design and sample collection
  • An overview of both the analytical and computational methods applied in the field
  • Case studies and panel discussions with the experts

For further information and registrations details, please visit http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/facilities/metabolomics-training-centre/courses/introduction-metabolomics.aspx or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

Data Analysis for Metabolic Phenotyping

June 21 - 24, 2016

Imperial College London, South Kensington, London, UK


This 3.5-day course aims to provide an overview of data analysis for metabolic phenotyping studies, using data acquired from both liquid chromatography - mass spectrometry and NMR spectroscopy.

It combines lectures and tutorial sessions to ensure a thorough understanding of the theory and practical applications.

  • Pre-processing of data acquired via LC-MS and NMR.
  • Basic chemometrics and unsupervised analysis including PCA.
  • Supervised analysis and advanced chemometrics - OPLS and O2PLS
  • Pathway analysis and statistical spectroscopy.

The course does not assume any experience of coding or statistical analysis. Please visit our website at

http://www.imperial.ac.uk/imperial-international-phenome-training-centre/courses/hands-on-data-analysis-for-metabolic-profiling

or contact Dr Tim Ebbels (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for further information.

 

Metabolic Phenotyping in Disease Diagnosis and Personalised Health Care

June 14 - 17, 2016

Imperial College London, South Kensington, London, UK


This 3.5-day course aims to provide an overview of metabolic phenotyping including the use of NMR spectroscopy and Mass Spectrometry, with insights from the experts at Imperial College and collaborators from all over the world.

Lectures will cover data acquisition and analysis with some advanced statistical workshops for more hands-on participation for attendees. There will also be examples of real life applications from the research at Imperial College and their collaborators.

Objectives include:

  • To understand collaborators from metabolic profiling field
  • To have an overview of metabolic profiling methods and applications
  • To enrich training experience and prepare for further career development
  • To network with researchers from different fields
  • To meet experts from metabolic profiling field

The course is suitable for newcomers to the field of metabolic phenotyping. Please visit our website at

http://www.imperial.ac.uk/imperial-international-phenome-training-centre/courses/metabolic-phenotyping-in-disease-diagnosis-and-personalised-health-care

or contact Dr Liz Want (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for further information.

 

Workshop on Metabolic Phenotyping in Clinical Practice

May 27, 2016

Barcelona, Spain


Universitat de Barcelona, Hospital Clinic, IDIBAPS and PhenoMeNal consortium announcing the 1st Workshop on Metabolic Phenotyping in Clinical Practice on Friday 27th May 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. The purpose of this workshop is to define the state-of-the-art of Metabolic Phenotyping in the clinics. We plan to discuss with experts in the fields of biomedicine, government, ethics, and information technology how we can move forward with technically sound ethical and law-abiding approaches to distribution and analysis of patient data. A full day workshop with lightning talks and discussions led by experts in the field: Heidi HowardHutan AshrafianPer-Johan JakobssonMatej OresicUlrich GuentherThomas HengstDipak Kalra, and Rima Kaddurah-Daouk, we explore the clinical metabolomics application scenarios, privacy and ethics in research data and the future prospects of metabolomics in clinical practice.

This workshop is part of the H2020 PhenoMeNal project, whose goal is building e-infrastructures for metabolomics at a European and world-wide level for more information visit: http://www.ebi.ac.uk/about/news/press-releases/phenomenal-clinical-metabolomics and http://phenomenal-h2020.eu/home/.

Attendance is free but it is necessary to register at: www.clinicalworkshopbcn2016.wordpress.com

 

COPENHAGEN SCHOOL of CHEMOMETRICS – 2016 (CSC-2016)

April 18 - May 26, 2016

Copenhagen, Denmark


- CSC-2016 is FREE of charge for students at any level.

- PhD students can obtain a maximum of 12 ECTS.

- We will count with highly recognized chemometricians as lecturers/teachers: Frans van den Berg, Riccardo Leardi, Thomas Skov, Tormod Næs, Rasmus Bro, Age Smilde, Åsmund Rinnan, Evrim Acar, Federico Marini and Jose M. Amigo.

- Bonus track: There is the possibility to attend the “Introduction to Matlab for Multivariate Data Analysis” PhD course (see flyer for more information).

The maximum number of participants will be 20 participants per seminar. Therefore, it's strongly recommend to contact Jose Amigo (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) as soon as possible for keeping your seat!

How to enroll in the CSC-2016? Please, send an e-mail to Jose Amigo (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with the information requested in this flyer.

 

Multiple biofluid and tissue types, from sample preparation to analysis strategies for metabolomics

April 20 - 22, 2016

Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre, School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK


This 3-day course will provide a comprehensive overview of dealing with complex biological samples for liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) analysis. The course is targeted towards students and researchers who are actively applying metabolomics in their research and want to learn more about robust sample preparation and data acquisition. The course will be led by experts in the field and will include:

  • An overview of sampling, quenching and extraction strategies for different biological samples
  • Hands-on sample preparation using different sample types
  • Hands-on HILIC and reversed phase LC-MS data acquisition
  • Solid phase extraction and liquid-liquid extraction
  • An overview of data analysis and metabolite identification
  • An opportunity to ask questions and seek advice to prepare samples in your own research.

For further information and registration details, please visit http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/facilities/metabolomics-training-centre/courses/sample-analysis.aspx or contact Dr Cate Winder (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

 

April 17 - 19, 2016

Aristotle University Thessaloniki Greece


http://bioanalysis.web.auth.gr/metabolomics

This is the fourth in a series of successful meetings that started in Thessaloniki in 2008 and then moved to Athens and Patras.

We expect again high level presentations and an open, friendly atmosphere. We plan tutorial sessions on protocols, tips and tricks, live demonstration of software, and training session for small number of young participants with hands on PC.

The first day is devoted to fundamentals/methods/protocols, the second day to health/life sciences and the last day to food/plant/nutrition.

Topics:

-Analytical Technologies for Metabolite Profiling: LC-MS, GC-MS, NMR

-Informatics, Chemometrics, Validation

-Biomarker Discovery: Disease, Drug Efficacy, Embryo Growth, Ageing, Physical Exercise

-Food authenticity/geographical origin, Nutrition

-Investigation of gut microbiota host-guest symbiosis

Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Looking forward to seeing you in the historic port city of Thessaloniki.

 

Metabolomics with the Q Exactive

April 4 - 6, 2016

Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre, School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK


This 3-day hands-on course will introduce you to using the Q Exactive mass spectrometer in your metabolomics investigations. The course is aimed at students and researchers with minimal previous experience of applying liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) in metabolomics. The course will be led by experts in the field and include lectures, laboratory sessions and computer workshops to provide:

  • An introduction to metabolomics, LC-MS and using the Q Exactive mass spectrometer in your studies
  • Sample preparation for analysis of polar and lipid metabolites in metabolic profiling and targeted studies
  • Instrument methods and data acquisition for profiling and targeted studies
  • Data processing and data analysis
  • Introduction to metabolite identification

The course will finish with a question and answer session with a panel of experts.

For further information and registration details, please visit http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/facilities/metabolomics-training-centre/courses/q-exactive.aspx or contact Dr Cate Winder (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

4th Workshop on Holistic Analytical Methods for Systems Biology Studies

 

The Australian & New Zealand Metabolomics Conference (ANZMET 2016)

March 30 — April 1, 2016

La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


The inaugural ANZMET conference is an exciting, peer-driven event! It is designed to foster an all-inclusive, engaging and rich interpersonal process through a blend of traditional presentations, rapid-fire postgraduate presentations, poster sessions, a roundtable discussion, and topical peer sessions.

Its aim is to promote collaboration, innovation, and community-building in metabolomics across private and government sectors by open engagement of all researchers and institutions throughout Australia and New Zealand. The conference is actively supported by the Australia & New Zealand Metabolomics Network (ANZMN), in conjunction with the Metabolomics Society and Metabolomics Australia. Several keynote speakers will present at the conference, including Professor David Wishart amongst others.

For further details, visit http://www.anzmet.org

 

Hands-on LC-MS for Metabolic Phenotyping

March 14 — 18, 2016

Imperial College London, South Kensington, London, UK


This week long course aims to cover how to perform a metabolic profiling experiment, from start to finish. It will cover study design, sample preparation, the use of mass spectrometry for global profiling and targeted methodologies and data analysis.

The course aims to:

  • To establish a LC-MS-based metabolic phenotyping laboratory
  • To be able to competently operate LC-MS to acquire metabolic profiles of biological samples through hands-on experience
  • To gain experience of untargeted and targeted LC-MS methodology, and development of these
  • To design and conduct a metabolic profiling project using LC-MS
  • Basic processing of LC-MS data, with some univariate and multivariate statistics.

For more information, please visit our website at:

http://www.imperial.ac.uk/imperial-international-phenome-training-centre/courses/hands-on-lc-ms-for-metabolic-profiling

or contact the course administrator Rebecca Smith at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information.

 

Data Analysis for Metabolic Phenotyping

February 23 — 26, 2016

Imperial College London, South Kensington, London, UK


This 3.5-day course aims to provide an overview of data analysis for metabolic phenotyping studies, using data acquired from both liquid chromatography - mass spectrometry and NMR spectroscopy.

It combines lectures and tutorial sessions to ensure a thorough understanding of the theory and practical applications.

  • Pre-processing of data acquired via LC-MS and NMR.
  • Basic chemometrics and unsupervised analysis including PCA.
  • Supervised analysis and advanced chemometrics - OPLS and O2PLS
  • Pathway analysis and statistical spectroscopy.

The course does not assume any experience of coding or statistical analysis. Please visit our website at

http://www.imperial.ac.uk/imperial-international-phenome-training-centre/courses/hands-on-data-analysis-for-metabolic-profiling

or contact Dr Tim Ebbels (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for further information.

 

Quality Assurance and Quality Control in Metabolic Phenotyping

February 23 — 24, 2016

Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre, School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK


This 2-day course will provide a comprehensive theoretical overview of the application of quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC) in metabolic phenotyping and hands-on training in the analytical laboratory and bioinformatics laboratory. The course is aimed at students and researchers who are actively working in the field and want to learn how to apply the important processes of quality assurance and quality control in their research. Experts who have developed the application of QA and QC procedures within the metabolomics field will lead the course. It will include both theoretical and practical components focused on:

  • Theoretical aspects of QA and QC in metabolic phenotyping
  • The application of QA and QC in untargeted and targeted studies
  • Preparation of QC samples and appropriate data acquisition
  • Data processing and QA/QC reporting

The course will finish with a question and answer session with a panel of experts.

For further information and registration details, please visithttp://www.birmingham.ac.uk/facilities/metabolomics-training-centre/courses/quality-phenotyping.aspx or contact Dr Cate Winder (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

 

EMBO Practical Course on Metabolomics Bioinformatics for Life Scientists

February 14 — 19, 2016

European Bioinformatics Institute, CB10 1SD, United Kingdom


See map: Google Maps

Link: https://www.ebi.ac.uk/training/events/2016/embo-practical-course-metabolomics-bioinformatics-life-scientists-2

Date: A Six-day course: starting Sunday, February 14 2016 to Friday, February 19, 2016

Who is this course aimed at: This course is aimed at PhD students, post-docs and researchers with at least two or three year’s experience in the field of metabolomics who are seeking to improve their skills in metabolomics data analysis.

Topics covered:

  • Metabolomics study design, workflows and sources of experimental error, difference between target and un-target approaches.
  • Metabolomics data processing tools: hands on open source R based programs, XCMS, MetFrag, MetFusion, Metab, rNMR/BATMAN for LC-MS and GC-MS data.
  • Metabolomics data analysis: Using R Bioconductor, understanding usage of univariate and multivariate data analysis, data fusion concepts and data clustering
  • Metabolomics downstream analyses: KEGG, BioCyc, MetExplore and Cytoscape for metabolic pathway and network analysis with visualisation of differential expression, understanding metabolomics flux analysis.
  • Metabolomics standards and databases: data dissemination and deposition in EMBL- EBI MetaboLights repository, review of collection and ever growing metabolomics online tools, resource and databases, COSMOS data standards, MSI (Metabolomics Standards Initiative)

We will have lively and interactive discussion throughout the course in addition to the hands-on data analysis and processing. We encourage you to bring problems you might have with a particular data set (YES, BRING YOUR DATA) and participate in group discussion. You might be asked to present your work and will participate in the discussions from day one.

For more details please have a look at the link below, or contact me This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

https://www.ebi.ac.uk/training/events/2016/embo-practical-course-metabolomics-bioinformatics-life-scientists-2

Please make sure you have submitted a full application, as an incomplete application would not be eligible, deadline is 13 November 2015.

 

Metabolite identification with the Q Exactive and LTQ Orbitrap

February 11 — 12, 2016

Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre, School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK


This 2-day course will provide a comprehensive theoretical and hands-on approach to teach the latest techniques and tools available to perform metabolite identification applying mass spectrometry in non-targeted metabolomics studies. The course is targeted towards students and researchers who are actively applying metabolomics and want to fully understand the mass spectrometry tools and software applied for metabolite identification.

The course will be taught by experts in the fields of metabolomics and chemical analysis and will include significant hands-on experience using both the Q Exactive and LTQ-Orbitrap mass spectrometers and related software/databases/libraries. The course will focus on:

  • Conversion of raw data to molecular formula and associated difficulties
  • Data Dependent Acquisition (DDA) and Data Independent Acquisition (DIA)
  • MS/MS and MSn data acquisition to construct spectral trees
  • Current software, databases and libraries applied in metabolite identification

The course will finish with a session on the tips and tricks from the experts and an opportunity to ask questions.

For further information and registration details, please visit http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/facilities/metabolomics-training-centre/courses/metabolite-identification.aspx or contact Dr Cate Winder (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

 

Metabomeeting 2015

December 7 — 9, 2015

Robinson College, Cambridge, UK


SELECTBIO are delighted to announce that we are once again partnering with the Metabolic Profiling Forum (MPF) to host the Metabomeeting 2015. The MPF will focus on the conference program while SELECTBIO will take care of logistics, promotion and exhibition/sponsorship activities. We are expecting up to 270 attendees offering a unique opportunity to network with key researchers who are making innovative discoveries within this field.   We are also delighted to announce that this year the registration price includes a wonderful dinner reception which will be held on Tuesday 8th December in the Magnificent Kings College Dining Hall.

Agenda Topics

  • Advancing Biological Knowledge from Single Cells to Whole Organisms
  • Applying Metabolomics to Nutritional Support and Food Analysis
  • Clinical Development in Metabolomics
  • Enhancing Analytical Approaches in Metabolomics
  • Modelling and Data Analysis
  • New Developments in Plant Metabolomics
  • Next Generation Metabolomics - Where will the Revolution will Happen Next
  • Structure and Reporting of Metabolomics: Data to Knowledge

For further details, visit http://selectbiosciences.com/conferences/index.aspx?conf=Metabo2015.

 

Data Analysis for Metabolic Phenotyping

November 3 – 6, 2015

Imperial College London, South Kensington, London, UK


This 3.5-day course aims to provide a comprehensive overview of data analysis for metabolic phenotyping studies, using data acquired from both mass spectrometry and NMR spectroscopy.

It combines lectures and tutorial sessions to ensure a thorough understanding of the theory and practical applications.

  • Pre-processing of data acquired via LC-MS and NMR.
  • Basic chemometrics and unsupervised analysis including PCA.
  • Supervised analysis and advanced chemometrics - OPLS and O2PLS
  • Pathway analysis and statistical spectroscopy.

Online booking: https://fomcoursebookings.ic.ac.uk/data_metabolic_profiling_11_2015.html

Please visit our website at http://www1.imperial.ac.uk/iiptc/ or contact Dr Tim Ebbels (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for further information.

 

Metabolic Phenotyping in Disease Diagnosis & Personalised Health Care

October 27 – 30 2015

Imperial College London, South Kensington, London, UK


This 4-day metabolic phenotyping short course is designed to provide a fundamental education platform to students, junior researchers and clinicians in the field of metabolic profiling. The course includes an introduction to metabolic phenotyping by leading experts in the field, and explains the basic analytical techniques commonly used in this area including nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and mass spectrometry. Key steps involved in metabolic profiling will be discussed in the following sessions including study design, quality control strategies, data analysis and interpretation, and metabolite identification. Laboratory tour and hands-on data analysis will be included to promote the learning effectiveness and experience. The course will be finished with tips, tricks and traps in metabolic profiling and up-to-date applications of metabolic phenotyping in various research areas, for example, clinical application, cancer, metabolic diseases and infectious diseases. For more course info, please visit our website http://www1.imperial.ac.uk/iiptc/

For course booking, please visit http://fomcoursebookings.ic.ac.uk/metabolic-phenotyping-10-2015.html

For enquiries, please contact Dr. Jia Li on +44 (0)20 75943230 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Waters Metabolomics Meeting 2015

October 20 — 21, 2015

Waters MS HQ, Wilmslow, UK


The meeting is focused on the application of metabolomics workflows for omics research.
This meeting is relevant for scientists either already using metabolomics techniques or interested in the possibilities of metabolomics solutions for profiling and characterisation of metabolites and metabolomes in drug design and discovery, health and disease, nutrition, plant biology and multi-omics systems biology. Day two of this meeting is interactive and includes workshops and laboratory based activities designed to be informative on the latest developments in metabolomics workflows.

To register, visit the website at http://www.waters.com/metabolomics2015

 

4th Foodomics International Conference

October 8 - 9, 2015

Cesena, Italy


The Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences – DISTAL, the Cesena Campus of the University of Bologna & the Centre for Dissemination of the Results in Agricultural and Food Researches – Ce.D.R.A. have the pleasure to invite you at the fourth edition of the International Conference "Foodomics: food to life" that will be organized in Cesena (Italy), on October 8-9, 2015. The Conference will consist of invited lectures organized in three sections, each one focusing on specific foods: POLYPHENOLS-RICH FOODS, PROTEINS-RICH FOODS, & GRAINS, covering as much as possible, in a two-days frame, the comprehensive Omic Sciences related to food and to its interactions with human health (further information on www.foodomics.eu)

 

36th BMSS Annual Meeting 15th-17th September 2015
BMSS Introduction to Mass Spectrometry Course 14th & 15th September 2015

September 14 — 17, 2015

University of Birmingham – Edgbaston


The 2015 BMSS Annual Meeting will take place at the vibrant city centre campus of the University of Birmingham, from Tuesday September 15th to Thursday September 17th. This year's meeting will have a strong emphasis on connections, featuring sessions from the individual Special Interest Groups (SIG's), joint sessions with BSPR and the Metabolomics Society in addition to more general main sessions, designed to attract a wide audience and range of submitted abstracts. The Maccoll Lecture (at the conference start, on the evening of the 15th) will be delivered by Professor Ron Heeren, the Wednesday plenary Professor Brian Chait, closing with the Professor Ian Wright, principal investigator in the Rosetta space mission. Dr Zoltan Takats will speak in the joint session with the Metabolomics Society. There will be a full poster session, featuring the Barber/Bordoli prize awards. The meeting will also feature a full exhibition with involvement of over 30 industry partners

Online abstract submission for both oral and poster presentation is now available. Please note the closing date for submitting abstracts is Friday 22nd May 2015.

 

OESO 13th World Conference "The Esophagiome", Emerging Issues in Health and Disease

August 31 – September 3, 2015

Monaco, France


It is with a pleasure that we invite you to join us at the 13th OESO World Conference that will take place at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco on August 31 - September 3, 2015. It will offer a multi-disciplinary approach on "Emerging issues in health and disease", with experiment and theory translated through technology development to clinics. The program of the 13th OESO World Conference will attempt to enlighten diverse aspects of the esophagiome concept, placing particular attention on the specific domains of physiology, pathophysiology, and diseases of the esophagus. The congress website is: http://www.oeso.org/monaco_conference2015/index.html

 

Mountain Village Science Series Bio & Data 2015

August 26 – 28 2015

Karlova Studánka, Czech Republic


Aimed at bioinformaticians and chemometricians, this event is designed around problem-driven discussions which aim to identify and address the leading challenges currently facing the field of omics-centred chemometrics.

The opening lecture will be delivered by Miloš V. Novotný, Director of the Institute for Pheremone Research, Indiana University. Other speakers include Tim Stratton, Reza Salek, Ron Wevers, David Broadhurst and Lennart Eriksson.

Abstract submission for both oral and poster presentation is now open, full details of which can be seen here. Please note the closing date for submitting abstracts is Monday 1st June 2015 for oral presentations and Wednesday 1st July 2015 for posters.

To register, visit the website at http://www.moviss.org/

 

ANZSMS25/AOMSC6: The 25th Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Mass Spectrometry (ANZSMS) and the 6th Conference of the Asia and Oceania Society for Mass Spectrometry Conference (AOMSC).

July 19 — 22, 2015

Brisbane, Australia


ANZSMS was formed in 1970 and has as its mission to bring together the broad spectrum of scientists who work in the field of mass spectrometry and its allied disciplines. In keeping with this mission, ANZSMS25 will promote the science of mass spectrometry by facilitating interaction with local, regional and international leaders from all areas of science in which mass spectrometry plays a central role. We are delighted to be holding ANZSMS25 as a joint meeting with our sister societies in Asia and Oceania. This will be the 6th time the AOMSC has been held and the first in the southern hemisphere and provides a unique opportunity to engage with the world-class science and scientists from our own region. We hope you will join us in Brisbane for this exciting showcase of mass spectrometric research."

The 2015 conference will include a Metabolomics session sponsored by the Metabolomics Society, featuring Prof Lloyd Sumner. Travel awards are available for Early Career member of the Metabolomics Society and the Australia New Zealand Metabolomics Network (https://sites.google.com/site/anzmn2/travel-awards).

 

Metabolic Phenotyping in Disease Diagnosis & Personalised Health Care

June 16 — 19, 2015

Imperial College London


http://www1.imperial.ac.uk/resources/D84E5488-E7A5-475D-8EDC-32FB0B0522A9/met_pheno_nov_2015june_preliminary.pdf

This 4-day metabolic phenotyping short course is designed to provide a fundamental education platform to students, junior researchers and clinicians in the field of metabolic profiling. The course will begin with an introduction to metabolic phenotyping by a leading expert (Prof. Jeremy K Nicholson) in the field, and will explain the basic analytical techniques commonly used in this area including nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and mass spectrometry. Key steps involved in metabolic profiling will be discussed in the following sessions including study design, quality control strategies, data analysis and interpretation, and metabolite identification. Laboratory tour and hands-on data analysis will be included to promote the learning effectiveness and experience. The course will be finished with tips, tricks and traps in metabolic profiling and up-to-date applications of metabolic phenotyping in various research areas, for example, clinical application, cancer, metabolic diseases and infectious diseases.

 

Metabolomics as a Tool for Characterizing the Exposome

May 28 — 29, 2015

National Academy of Sciences building in Washington, DC


http://nas-sites.org/emergingscience/meetings/metabolomics-and-the-exposome

Join the committee on Emerging Science for Environmental Health Decisions and researchers, professionals, and policy experts is holding a free workshop that will explore the use of metabolomics to advance understanding of environmental impacts on human health. Metabolomics as a Tool for Characterizing the Exposome will feature presentations and panel discussions on:

  • The potential for using metabolomics to characterize exposure;
  • Technical issues associated with metabolomics, such as data collection and making data useable with databases;
  • The policy implications of a more thorough understanding of background exposure.

Please register to attend via webcast or in person at the National Academy of Sciences building in Washington, DC. For more information and the workshop agenda, please visit the workshop website: 
http://nas-sites.org/emergingscience/meetings/metabolomics-and-the-exposome

 

Innovations in Omics Research and Translational Medicine

May 6 — 7, 2015

Eschborn, Germany


Innovations in Omics Research and Translational Medicine Agenda 

Waters invites you to a free Innovations in Omics Research and Translational Medicine meeting on May 6-7th in Eschborn, Germany focused on mass spectrometry based solutions for omics research and translational medicine.
Register: http://www.waters.com/omics2015

During this event you will learn about :

  • State of the art proteomic and metabolomic workflows
  • Strategies for robust quantitative analysis in large sample sets
  • Customised research kits for translational medicine
  • Ambient ionisation mass spectrometry for direct analysis and imaging applications in food and environmental, and health sciences
  • Emerging applications and technology with leaders in the field

Join us and gain the benefits from live demonstrations of Omics and Translational Medicine technology, and interesting conversations with experienced application scientists.

 

Plant Metabolism Session at the ASBM Annual Meeting 

March 28 — April 1, 2015

Boston, Massachusetts


Plant Metabolism will be a 4 day-session at the ASBMB meeting: http://www.asbmb.org/meeting2015/ http://www.asbmb.org/meetings/annualmeeting2015/sessions/themes/plant/

The abstract submission site is open and accepting abstracts at http://www.asbmb.org/meetings/annualmeeting2015/abstracts/instructions/

Short talks will be chosen from the submitted abstracts. Volunteered abstract submission deadline is THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2014 (a strict deadline for short talk programming consideration). Plant Metabolism abstracts should be submitted using ASBMB Abstract Topic Categories # 2350 – 2360.

Click here for more info.

 

Introduction to Integrative Omics

March 3 - March 6, 2015

European Bioinformatics Institute, CB10 1SD, United Kingdom


http://www.ebi.ac.uk/training/course/introduction-integrative-omics

With the increase in the volume of data across the whole spectrum of biology, more researchers are looking to integrate data of different types to inform hypotheses and biological questions. This may be public domain data which researchers themselves have not generated, but can provide added value to datasets derived through their own work. This course will provide participants with an overview of working with a number of 'omics' data types in a more integrated manner; considering both its potential and caveats. The course will focus on the use of public data resources and open access tools for enabling integrated working, with an emphasis on data visualisation.


3rd Annual Practical Applications of NMR in Industry Conference (PANIC)

February 9 – 12, 2015

La Jolla, CA.


http://www.panicnmr.com

You are invited to attend Practical Applications of NMR in Industry Conference (PANIC), February 9 – 12, 2015 in La Jolla, CA. Students are encouraged to apply for travel awards, and the Metabolomics Society has sponsored one award (free registration) that is exclusively available to Early-Career Members of the Metabolomics Society!

The PANIC meeting is intended to address topics that occur daily in industrial, government, and academic research laboratories whose primary task entails the application of NMR to a diverse set of analytical problems. Topics include quantitation, molecular structure characterization, trace component and mixture analysis, and product support for a variety of materials that include small molecules, polymers, heterogeneous mixtures, natural products, biosimilars, polysaccharides, and proteins. The conference provides in-depth discussions of the "nuts and bolts" of basic NMR experiments that accent the underlying best-practices developed to address these everyday problems. It also explores the regulatory aspects of the applications of these experiments.

Greater insights will be provided into the less frequently explored techniques used in NMR such as quantitation, chemometrics, automation, relaxometry, and at/on line instrumentation. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about and discuss applications of NMR to polymers, petroleum, food, agriculture, and nutritional supplements that are rarely discussed at other NMR meetings. Ample opportunity will be given to Network with people who are experts in inventing NMR experiments to solve real world problems in a timely and efficient manner that is demanded by working in the venue of product delivery. 

 

Australian Lipid Meeting

December 3 - 5, 2014

Wollongong, NSW, Australia


http://ihmri.uow.edu.au/research-program/australianlipidsmeeting/index.html

The 2nd Australian Lipid Meeting will be held at the University of Wollongong's Innovation Campus from 3-5 December, 2014.

While the first meeting focused on lipidomics, we have expanded the scope for the second meeting to cover all aspects of lipid research. Planned topics include: Imaging, Botany, Nutrition, Health and Disease, Technical Developments and Methodology.

 

Hands On Data Analysis for Metabolic Profiling

November 25 — 28, 2014

Imperial College London, London, UK


This 4 day course provides a comprehensive overview of data analysis for metabolic profiling studies, using data acquired from both liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry and NMR spectroscopy. The course is taught by expert practitioners who have developed many of the approaches used, and takes place at one of the world's leading research centres for metabolic profiling. Participants will come away with an understanding of data analysis tools and approaches which they will be able to implement in their own laboratories.
The course combines lectures and tutorial sessions to ensure a thorough understanding of both theoretical and practical applications. Throughout there will be an emphasis on understanding concepts rather than detailed mathematical derivations. No prior training in metabolic profiling or chemometrics is required.

Day 1: Introductory lectures and tutorials regarding the pre-processing of data acquired via MS and NMR.
Day 2: Lectures and tutorials to introduce basic chemometrics tools such as PCA and a look ahead to new technologies.
Day 3: Lectures and tutorials regarding the supervised and advanced chemometrics techniques e.g. PLS, OPLS and O2PLS, including tips and tricks for practical application.
Day 4: Using pathway based tools to interpret results and application of statistical tools to metabolite identification, e.g. STOCSY.

Online booking: http://www5.imperial.ac.uk/medicine/coursebookings/handsondata_11_2014.html

Please visit our website at http://www1.imperial.ac.uk/iiptc/, contact Dr Tim Ebbels (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Dr Elizabeth Want on 0207 594 3023 (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for further information.

 

Merlion Metabolomics Workshop Singapore 2014

November 19 — 21, 2014

National University of Singapore, Singapore


Merlion Metabolomics Workshop Singapore 2014
Developing Metabolomics Platform Technologies through Singapore-French Research Alliance

About the Workshop

This workshop leverages on the strong infrastructure towards applying metabolomics approaches in environment, food science and technology, and human health at National University of Singapore (NUS) (acting through NUS Environmental Research Institute (NERI) and the expertise in the area of nutrition, toxicology at the National Research Institute of Agronomy (acting through MetaboHUB), to encourage technical exchanges and catalyze the development of research collaboration in the field of metabolomics between Singapore and France. This workshop also provides opportunities for the knowledge and technologies developed in Europe to be applied in the Asian context, especially in Southeast Asia.

This 3-day workshop features three important areas of metabolomics research, namely, Environment, Food Science and Technology, and Human Health. Technology aspects will be embedded within these areas. Eight tracks, including two sessions for young researchers, will facilitate knowledge sharing and discussions over 2.5 days during the workshop. A half-day technical site visit to research and/or manufacturing facilities will be arranged for a selected group of participants. Prominent scientists in metabolomics from Asia-Pacific region will also be invited to the workshop.

We invite you to join us at this workshop!
More information on abstract submission and registration are available on the website: MERLION METABOLOMICS WORKSHOP SINGAPORE 2014

For further information, please e-mail us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This workshop is jointly organized by:
NUS Environmental Research Institute of Singapore (NERI)
French National Institute of Agricultural Research (INRA)
MetaboHUB
Institut Français Singapore (IFS)

 

Workshop in Metabolic Phenotyping in Disease Diagnosis & Personalised Health Care

November 18 — 21, 2014

Imperial College London, London, UK


Course website: http://www1.imperial.ac.uk/iiptc/datesandregistration/metabolic_phenotyping/

Course description:
This 4-day metabolic phenotyping short course is designed to provide a fundamental education platform to students, junior researchers and clinicians in the field of metabolic profiling. The course will begin with an introduction to metabolic phenotyping by a leading expert (Prof. Jeremy K Nicholson) in the field, and will explain the basic analytical techniques commonly used in this area including nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and mass spectrometry. Key steps involved in metabolic profiling will be discussed in the following sessions including study design, quality control strategies, data analysis and interpretation, and metabolite identification. Laboratory tour and hands-on data analysis will be included to promote the learning effectiveness and experience. The course will be finished with tips, tricks and traps in metabolic profiling and up-to-date applications of metabolic phenotyping in various research areas, for example, clinical application, cancer, metabolic diseases and infectious diseases.

Contact:
Dr Jia Li, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ,+44 (0)207 594 3230
Dr Elizabeth Want, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., +44 (0)207 594 3023

 

Challenges and advances in the annotation and de novo identification of small molecules

October 23 — 24, 2014

Gif-sur-Yvette, France


http://www.icsn.cnrs-gif.fr/spip.php?rubrique191&lang=en

This is the first in a series of workshops to promote the emergence of a community interested in developing and standardizing methods and reporting guidelines for the characterization of natural products and the annotation and identification of other small molecules including metabolites. Metabolite annotation and identification is central to the study of metabolism in many different organisms and is of prime importance in the discovery of bioactive products. A progressive merger between the disciplines applied in natural products research and metabolomics studies is expected and will profit from a common effort in developing and sharing methods, expertise and reporting guidelines.

 

Second International Environmental 'Omics Synthesis (iEOS) conference

September 15 — 18, 2014

University of Liverpool, UK


http://www.environmentalomics.org/ieos2014

We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the second International Environmental 'Omics Synthesis (iEOS) conference on 'omics applications, tools and resources focused on the environmental sciences.

The meeting covers genomics, metabolomics and other high-throughput approaches in biology ('omics). The meeting is targeted both at current and future users of 'omics, and for developers of bioinformatics and 'omics technologies.

The conference includes dedicated introductory talks and training sessions on day one, for those who are new to the field, followed by two days of world-class science presentations delivered by several international leaders in environmental 'omics. These are followed by a full day of advanced computational biology training and a workshop on Adverse Outcome Pathway Risk Assessment. The conference will promote exchange of ideas between all of these groups.

We encourage submission of abstracts to be considered for oral and poster presentation, and in particular encourage submissions from PhD students and postdoctoral researchers. Bursaries may be available.

To register - with optional submission of an abstract - see: http://environmentalomics.org/ieos2014-registration/

REGISTRATION AND ABSTRACT DEADLINE: 28th July 2014

CONFIRMED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

  • Prof Neil Hall, University of Liverpool
  • Prof Gerald Ankley, US Environmental Protection Agency

CONFIRMED INVITED SPEAKERS:

SESSION I. Archaeological 'Omics – Learning from the past to inform the future

  • Prof Dan Bradley, Trinity College Dublin - Ancient population genomics: do it all or not at all
  • Dr Logan Kistler, Pennsylvania State University - Megafauna, climate change, and domestication: Using archaeogenomics and integrated datasets to study crop plant evolution in ancient ecosystems.

SESSION II. Evolutionary Genomics

  • Prof Stuart Piertney, University of Aberdeen
  • Prof Jon Slate, University of Sheffield

SESSION III. Meta-omic analysis of biome composition and function

  • Prof Jeroen Raes, KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Dr Xin Zhou, Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI) China

SESSION IV. Epigenetic basis of phenotypic plasticity underpinning acclimatisation

  • Prof Frank Lyko, DKFZ (German Cancer Research Centre), Heidelberg - Epigenetic regulation and phenotypic plasticity in Marbled Crayfish
  • Dr Jana Asselman, Environmental Toxicology Lab (GhEnToxLab), Ghent University - Changes in DNA methylation patterns in response to environmental stress in different genotypes of Daphnia

SESSION V. Systems Ecotoxicology

  • Prof Mark Viant, University of Birmingham
  • Dr Edward Perkins, US Army Engineer Research & Development Centre

DRAFT PROGRAMME: http://environmentalomics.org/ieos2014-agenda/

SPONSORED in part by the Natural Environment Research Council, UK (NERC); the Science and Technology Facilities Council, UK

This conference is coordinated by the NERC Environmental 'Omics Synthesis Centre: http://environmentalomics.org

 

International Chemometrics Research Meeting ICRM 2014

September 14 — 18, 2014

Berg en Dal near Nijmegen, The Netherlands


The ICRM 2014 Organizing Committee proudly presents and kindly invites you to the:

International Chemometrics Research Meeting ICRM 2014

that will take place from 14th-18th September 2014 in The Golden Tulip Valmonte Hotel, Berg en Dal near Nijmegenthe Netherlands.

The ICRM conference is held once every three/four years and is organized by the Dutch Chemometrics Society (DCS), a working group of the Royal Netherlands Chemical Society. The aim of this conference is to bring together people from a wide range of industry, research and academic backgrounds to share and discuss recent developments in the field of chemometrics. Chemometrics is the discipline concerned with the extraction of information from analytical chemical data. It has numerous successful applications in an extremely wide range of industries, for example in chemical and pharmaceutical research and production. The conference focuses on presentations by prominent speakers from around the globe, who will be invited to share their knowledge both during lectures on a wide range of topics from the field of chemometrics, as well as during the extensive, succeeding discussions. Confirmed keynote lecturers of the conference currently are Alan Gelfand, John H. Kalivas, Olav M. Kvalheim, Iven van Mechelen, Mia Hubert, Dennis R. Helsel and Neil B. Gallagher.

At this ICRM 2014 conference also time has been reserved for contributed lectures. We invite you to submit abstracts for oral contributions, as well as for the two poster sessions. Abstracts can be submitted through the conference website at www.icrm2014.org. Submission deadline is May 1st 2014. Note that only submissions from registered attendees are taken into the review process.

Click on "More Information" below for details of the conference program.

Our website is up and running at www.icrm2014.org. You can reach us by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

You register for this ICRM 2014 conference at www.icrm2014.org/registration/registration.html.

We hope you will all be able to attend and that you will let other people that might be interested know about this conference ICRM 2014!

With warm regards,

Paul Eilers, Chairman ICRM 2014,
on behalf of the ICRM 2014 Organizing Committee.

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Metabomeeting 2014

September 10 — 12, 2014

London, UK


Metabomeeting 2014, 10-12 September, 2014, The Royal Institution, London, UK

SELECTBIO is delighted to announce that we are partnering with the Metabolic Profiling Forum (MPF) to host Metabomeeting 2014. The MPF will focus on the conference program while SELECTBIO will take care of logistics, promotion and exhibition/sponsorship activities. We are expecting up to 300 attendees offering a unique opportunity to network with key researchers who are making innovative discoveries within this field.

The agenda topics for the 2014 meeting will be:

  • Applied Metabolomics
    • Drug Discovery and Pharma
    • Human Disease
    • Human Health and Nutrition
    • Microbial, Invertebrate and Environmental Applications
    • Plants
  • Data Analysis and Integration with Systems Biology
  • Metabolite Identification

Keynote Speakers:

Jeremy Everett
Professor of Pharmaceutical Technologies, University of Greenwich

Robert Gerszten
Principal Investigator, Center for Immunology and Inflammatory Diseases, Massachusetts General Hospital

Elaine Holmes
Professor, Imperial College London

Manuel Mayr
Professor, King's College University of London

Johan Trygg
Professor, Umea University

If you would like to be considered for an oral presentation at this meeting, Submit an abstract for review now!  Oral Presentation Submission Deadline: 31 March 2014

You can also present your research on a poster while attending the meeting. Submit an abstract for consideration now!  Poster Submission Deadline: 27 August 2014

The Metabomeeting 2014 Exhibition

Corporate Sponsor – Thermo Scientific
Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities
If you require any information about exhibiting, please contact the Exhibition Team using the information below:

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Telephone: +44(0)1787 315110

Event website


Mayo Clinic Metabolomics Workshop

September 8 - 10, 2014

Rochester, Minnesota, USA


Register today for Mayo Clinic Metabolomics Workshop Sept. 8-10

Mayo Clinic will host a Metabolomics Symposium from Sept. 8 through Sept. 10, 2014, in Rochester, Minn. The event will feature presentations on the practice and theory of metabolomics applications, latest research in metabolomics, tours and networking opportunities.

The workshop is open to beginner and established researchers, students, and postdoctoral fellows.  Scholarships are available.

Attendees are invited to participate in a poster session and reception on September 9 from 7‑8:30 pm. Awards for excellence will be given to first place ($300), second place ($200) and third place ($100).

Invited speakers are Elaine Holmes, PhD, Imperial College, London, UK; Subramaniam Pennathur, MBBS, Michigan Regional Comprehensive Metabolomics Resource Core;John Markley, PhD, University of Wisconsin – Madison; Claudio Cobelli, PhD, University of Padova, Italy and Shankar Subramaniam, PhD, University of California, San Diego.

Mayo Clinic presenters include K. Sreekumaran Nair, MD, PhD; Michael Jensen, MD; Slobodan Macura, PhD; Adrian Vella, MD; Ian Lanza, PhD; Petras Dzeja, PhD; Surendra Dasari, PhD; Michelle Mielke, PhD; and Mark Frye, MD.

Register here:

https://matrix.secureserverdot.com/metabolomics_2014/registration_new.asp

 

The 1st Unified Workshop on Proteome and Metabolome Informatics

September 6, 2014

ECCB, Strasbourg


8am registration, 9am - 6pm workshop @ ECCB 2014

Workshop website: http://www.cadetbioinformatics.org/workshops/eccb14/

Summary

At present there is little contact between metabolomics and proteomics fields at both wet and dry-lab levels, and so key synergies are being lost. A number of packages offer the complete quantification and identification workflow for discovery proteomics and metabolomics but there is little cross-fertilisation between metabolome and proteome informatics groups, despite numerous overlaps and similarities between disciplines. In some ways this is because metabolome and proteome informatics research has originated from different fields (broadly chemometrics and genome bioinformatics, respectively), yet their distinct perspectives have been applied to identical or similar problems.

The integration of quantitative outputs from proteomics and metabolomics for dynamic systems and pathway modelling is reliant on appropriate and accurate statistical handling. Since metabolomics and proteomics data are processed differently, their statistical integration is a significant challenge – there are differing assumptions on biological variation; differing transformations and error distributions from the various processing steps; and subtly different corrections for multiple hypothesis testing. Cross-fertilisation and cross-development of methodology and ideas between disciplines has the prospect of seeding novel and effective new approaches of analysis.

We therefore believe there is a timely opportunity to bring together the informatics communities in metabolomics and proteomics:

  • To underpin existing and to drive new cross-disciplinary collaborations in order to facilitate better statistical integration and therefore better downstream modelling and ultimately biological understanding.
  • To allow these disciplines to better 'borrow strength' from each other, improving quantitative workflows at all levels.
  • To impact on researcher mobility due to clearer understanding of the commonality and subtle differences in workflows between disciplines.
  • To support development of joint data exchange and reporting standards for optimal integration of omics data.

Target Audience

This workshop will be of interest to all researchers in proteomics or metabolomics, whether at the wet-lab or informatics level. It will also be of relevance to systems modellers and network biologists who integrate proteomics and metabolomics data and who wish to gain a greater understanding of how upstream processing of this data is performed.

The core aim for this workshop is for there to be an equal proportion of talks on proteome and metabolome informatics. In particular, we will prefer talks that already describe some synergy between the two fields. Speakers are advised to ensure metabolomics concepts are accessible to a proteomics audience, and vice versa.

Call for Contributions

The abstract submission form is here.

Abstract submission deadline: July 7th, 2014.

Notification of acceptance: July 21st, 2014.

Submissions for presentation or poster are invited.

Location

FORUM building
Faculté de Médecine
4, rue Kirschleger
Strasbourg

Confirmed Speakers

Theodore Alexandrov, University of Bremen / University of California San Diego / SCiLS
Conrad Bessant, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Rick Dunn, University of Birmingham, UK
Henning Hermjakob, European Bioinformatics Institute, UK
Simon Hubbard, University of Manchester, UK
Andy Jones, University of Liverpool, UK
Oliver Kohlbacher, University of Tübingen, Germany
Lennart Martens, Universiteit Gent, Belgium
Jeffrey Morris, MD Anderson Cancer Center, TX, USA
Michael Gerlich (Steffen Neumann Lab), IPB Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry, Halle, Germany
Christoph Steinbeck, European Bioinformatics Institute, UK

Organising Committee

Dr Andrew Dowsey, CADET, University of Manchester
Dr Simon Rogers, School of Computer Science, University of Glasgow
Prof Rainer Breitling, MIB, University of Manchester
Dr Richard Unwin, CADET, University of Manchester


2014 RCSIRM Workshop and Symposium

July 27 — August 8, 2014

Lexington, KY USA


The University of Kentucky's Resource Center for Stable Isotope-Resolved Metabolomics presents its inaugural Metabolomics Symposium & Workshop with a one-day Symposium on July 27 followed by a 12-day, hands-on Workshop through August 8. The Workshop is appropriate for graduate students, technicians, post-docs and faculty who wish to integrate stable isotope-enabled studies of metabolism into their experimental design. Participants will gain working knowledge in the application of SIRM to fundamental biochemistry research in the life sciences and bench-to-bedside translational research.

Application deadline for both the one-day symposium and 12-day Workshop is June 19.
Registration deadline for only the one-day Symposium is July 16.

For more information, click here or contact Alicia Colliver at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Metabolomics 2014

June 23 — 26, 2014

Tsuruoka, Japan


The Metabolomics Society 10th Annual International Conference.

See http://metabolomics2014.org for more details

Key dates

Abstract Submission Open: January 2014
Abstract Submission Deadline: 31 March 2014
Early Registration Deadline: 31 March 2014
Regular Registration Deadline: 31 May 2014
Late Registration: From 1 June 2014

 

Metabolic Phenotyping in Disease Diagnosis & Personalised Health Care

June 23 — 26, 2014

Imperial College London, South Kensington, London, UK


This 4-day metabolic phenotyping short course is designed to provide a fundamental education platform to students, junior researchers and clinicians in the field of metabolic profiling. The course will begin with an introduction to metabolic phenotyping by a leading expert (Prof. Jeremy K Nicholson) in the field, and will explain the basic analytical techniques commonly used in this area including nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and mass spectrometry. Key steps involved in metabolic profiling will be discussed in the following sessions including study design, quality control strategies, data analysis and interpretation, and metabolite identification. Laboratory tour and hands-on data analysis will be included to promote the learning effectiveness and experience. The course will be finished with tips, tricks and traps in metabolic profiling and up-to-date applications of metabolic phenotyping in various research areas, for example, clinical application, cancer, metabolic diseases and infectious diseases. For more info, please visit our website: http://www1.imperial.ac.uk/surgeryandcancer/study/shortcourses/metabonomics_short_course

Booking: http://www5.imperial.ac.uk/medicine/coursebookings/metabolicphenotyping_2014.html

For enquiries, please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Hands-on NMR Spectroscopy for Metabolic Profiling

June 02 — 06, 2014

Imperial College London, South Kensington, London, UK


The world's leading experts in metabolic science are proud to announce a new, state-of-the-art laboratory training facility - Imperial International Phenome Training Centre in association with MRC-NIHR National Phenome Centre. The centre now introduces a 5-day course aiming to cover how to perform a NMR-based metabolic profiling experiment from start to finish. It will cover study design, sample preparation, NMR spectrometer set up for global profiling, 2-dimensional NMR experiments, spectral data analysis and statistical modelling. For more course info, please visit our website http://www1.imperial.ac.uk/iiptc or http://www1.imperial.ac.uk/iiptc/courseinfo/nmr

For course booking, please visit http://www1.imperial.ac.uk/iiptc/datesandregistration

For enquiries, please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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NIH-funded 2nd Annual Workshop on Metabolomics

June 02 — 05, 2014

UAB, Birmingham, Alabama, USA


A four day workshop on metabolomics. Interested students, postdocs and faculty should apply to attend the Workshop by registering here.

Registration is open until April 18th, 2014. The workshop will be limited to 40 attendees, each application requires two letters of support, a CV and proposal on why metabolomics is important in the applicant's training, research and career development. Women and Minorities are Strongly encouraged to apply. Please contact us if you have further questions.

There will be 20 fellowships for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows attending the workshop. The fellowships will provide up to $1200 of travel and hotel expenses. Selection will be based on information provided by the applicants.
Upon Acceptance, the fee for attendees is:
$300 – for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows
$750 – for faculty at academic, government, and non-profit organizations
$1,500 - for-profit organizations
The fee includes course tuition and syllabus, breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks and the Workshop dinner (but not hotel accommodation or travel for out-of-town attendees). The fee will be payable upon acceptance into the course.

The training in the workshop will involve hands-on as well as class room training. Materials from the 2013 Metabolomics workshop are available online.

Speakers include:

Stan Hazen, MD (Cleveland Clinic) - Application of Metabolomics in a Clinical Study (Plenary talk)
Kathleen Stringer, PhD (U. Michigan) - Sample extraction in Metabolomics
Grier Page, PhD (RTI International) - Experimental Design in Metabolomics
Susan Sumner, PhD, (RTI International) - Principles, collection and analysis of NMR data in metabolomics,
Keith Baggerly, PhD (MD Anderson) - Unexpected Sources of Variation in –Omics data
Xiuxia Du, PhD (UNC Charlotte) and Paul Benton, PhD (Scripps) - Analysis of MS data (online and command line versions of XCMS software)
Dean Jones, PhD (Emory University) - Pathway Analysis and Integration of –Omics data

The UAB Metabolomics Workshop is a part of the NIH Common Fund Metabolomics Program. Further information about the Program can be obtained by visiting our website.

 

8th RFMF Congress

May 19 — 21, 2014

Lyon, France


The French Metabolomics and Fluxomics Network (RFMF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the development of metabolomics and fluxomics, and the promotion of the presentation of research achievements in these domains, in France.

The 8th RFMF Congress will take place in Lyon (Eastern France) in May 19-21, 2014. The Metabolomic Community of the Lyon and Rhône-Alpes Region laboratories is the local organizer of the 2014 edition.

The key topics, chosen by Lyon metabolomics community, for the 8th RFMF Congress are:

Applications of Metabolomics and Fluxomics in the areas of the Health (clinical applications, epidemiology, cohort study, neurosciences)
Applications of Metabolomics and Fluxomics in the areas of Environment and Chemical ecology
The event will include invited plenary lectures, oral presentations, short presentations, and a poster session. The conference languages are French and English. Most of the abstracts and slide presentations will be written in English.

Confirmed invited speakers include Miroslava Cuperlovic-Culf, from Moncton, Canada, Emmanuel Gacquerel, from Jena, Germany, Thomas Illig, from Hannover, Germany and Mark Viant, from Birmingham, UK.

The 8th RFMF Congress will include several workshops, one of them dealing with the Galaxy platform (workflow for metabolomics), one dealing with "Sample preparation for metabolomics study" and a third one with "Metabolights and CosMos initiative".

RFMF is generously supporting the attendance of students or post-docs (under 35 years old) at The 8th RFMF Congress Lyon 2014 through the provision of travel grants (up to €1000 for oversea applicant). Metabolomics Society supports the 8 JS RFMF by contributing a few travel grants for junior scientist (less than 6 years after PhD, and 2014 member of the MetSoc).

For more information on the 8th RFMF Congress, please visit

https://colloque.inra.fr/8_js_rfmf_lyon_2014

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Analytical Tools for Cutting-edge Metabolomics

30 April, 2014

London, UK


This is a joint meeting of the Analytical Division of the RSC and the Metabolomics Society

Analytical chemistry has been one of the driving forces behind the development of metabolomics research over the past decade. The conference will bring together exceptional scientists for a program consisting of plenary and invited talks, posters, as well as an oral session devoted to early career researchers. It will be an excellent opportunity for analytical chemists to learn more about metabolomics and its application, and for metabolomics scientists to improve their knowledge of cutting-edge bioanalytical tools.

For more information and to register online click here

Travel Grants and Bursaries

The organisers are keen to promote the attendance and oral contributions from early-career scientists. Both the Analytical Division of the RSC and the Metabolomics Society are pleased to contribute several travel awards of up to £200 each, to offset the costs of travel and registration. To be eligible for these awards, the recipient must be either:

A student member of the RSC and a member of the Analytical Division, or a student member of the Metabolomics Society OR

An early career scientist (up to 5 years post PhD) who is either a member of the Analytical Division of the RSC or is a member of the Metabolomics Society.

These travel grants will be decided based upon the quality of the submitted abstracts for oral presentation and each of the recipients will be required to give a short oral presentation during the early-career speaker's session. In addition, the best of these presenters will be awarded the Metabolomics Society's best talk prize.

 

Companion Diagnostics: From Biomarker Identification to Market Entry

April 28 — 29, 2014

New York, USA


The New York Academy of Sciences is proud to present:

Companion Diagnostics: From Biomarker Identification to Market Entry

Location: 7 World Trade Center. 250 Greenwich St, 40th Fl. New York, NY 10007

The recent growth in complex biological data has enabled a major paradigm shift in healthcare away from "one-size-fits-all" approaches towards customized, patient-tailored therapies. Biomarker-based companion diagnostics (CDx), designed to identify responsive patient sub-populations or those likely to experience adverse drug effects, lie at the heart of this personalized, precision medicine movement.

This 2-day conference will provide a neutral forum for international scientists and clinicians from academia, industry, and government — as well as healthcare policy makers, regulatory experts, insurance sector representatives, and other stakeholders — to discuss research, financial, and regulatory strategies that will facilitate CDx development and integration into clinical care. Presentations will illustrate successes and failures based on case studies; evaluate emerging applications of technologies such as epigenetics, bioinformatics, and nanotechnology; analyze diverse therapeutic target areas including the pioneering field of cancer along with inflammatory, infectious, cardiovascular, metabolic, and neurodegenerative diseases; recognize regulatory hurdles; and formulate solutions to better improve public health with CDx and personalized medicine.

For more information see http://www.nyas.org/CDx2014

 

Metabolomics course

October 07 — 11, 2013

Sven Loven Center for Marine Sciences -Tjärnö 7-11 October 2013


Do you work, or want to work with metabolomics? This intensive course in mass spectrometry based metabolomics targets the complete procedure, from experimental design and data acquisition to post processing and statistical analysis. A mixture of lectures and hands-on experience guided by international experts will help you develop your metabolomics skills. The course is intended for PhD students and Post Docs. Priority will be given to students in chemical ecology, but we also welcome applications from other disciplines. The course will be held at the Center for Marine Chemical Ecology at SLC Tjärnö on the Swedish West coast. Food and lodging is covered by a generous grant from the Swedish Royal Academy of Science and the thematic area by Sustainable Marine Ecosystems. Students will need to cover travel costs from other sources. The course corresponds to 2.5 HP (ECT).

Application should include a short motivation (<1 page) and a brief CV. Submit by E-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Application deadline 15th of August 2013

Teachers:
Prof. Georg Pohnert, Biorganic Analytics, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena
Prof. Johan Trygg, Department of Chemistry, Umeå University
Dr. Ulf Sommer, NERC Metabolomics Facility, University of Birmingham

Contact and inquiries:
Erik Selander This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Göran Nylund This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Hands-on LC-MS for metabolic profiling

October 07 — 11, 2013

Imperial College London, UK


The Imperial International Phenome Training Centre

Opening October 2013

In association with The MRC-NIHR Phenome Centre

Please save the date for our first training course

Hands-on LC-MS for metabolic profiling

7th-11th October 2013

For more details including agenda and registration, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

website http://www1.imperial.ac.uk/iiptc/

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First International Environmental 'Omics Synthesis Conference

September 09 — 11, 2013

Cardiff University, UK


For more information see http://www.environmentalomics.org/iEOS2013

Exploring the interface between the Environment and Informatics

Keynote Speakers:

Prof. Eske Willerslev, Centre for GeoGenetics, Natural History Museum of Denmark
Prof. John Colbourne, Chair of Environmental Genomics, University of Birmingham
Prof. Jack Gilbert, Earth Microbiome Project, University of Chicago

9th Sept.: 'Omics technology training workshop - technologies, facilities and resources supporting environmental 'Omics.

10-11th Sept.: International Environmental 'Omics Synthesis Conference

  • Learning from the past to inform the future
  • Ecological 'Omics: from workflows to adaptation
  • Epigenetics
  • Evolutionary 'Omics: models and applications
  • Integrated and Systems 'Omics
  • Community ecology: from metagenomics to function and synthetic biology

Opportunities for platform and poster presentations

 

GRC on Computational NMR and Associated Seminar on Metabolomic NMR

June 01 — 07, 2013

Vermont, USA


The organizers of the Gordon Research Conference on Computational Aspects of Biomolecular NMR are pleased to announce that the GRC and a related Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) on Metabolomic NMR for graduate students and postdocs will be held at the Mount Snow Resort in Vermont from June 1-7, 2013.

The meeting is the eighth GRC on Computational NMR and the first to include a dedicated Seminar for graduate students and postdocs.  The focus of the GRS is to discuss new contributions in computational Nuclear Magnetic Resonance to the growing field of metabolomics and will feature a keynote talk by David Wishart, University of Alberta, and discussions led by experts in metabolomic NMR as a complement to oral presentations by graduate students and postdocs. 

For more information: http://www.grc.org/programs.aspx?year=2013&program=grs_bionmr

For registration: http://www.grc.org/application.aspx?id=15572

We do hope that you will both consider attending and provide this information to your students and postdocs and encourage them join us in Vermont for what we anticipate will be an enjoyable and stimulating meeting.

 

NSF hands-on workshop and symposium: "Metabolic pathways in microorganisms for biofuels"

May 28 — 29, 2013

UC Davis Genome Centre, CA, USA


28th May 2013, 9am - 6pm
A hands-on workshop in metabolomics for up to 20 graduate students and postdocs covering mass spectrometry, compound identification and data processing.

29th May 2013, 10am - 4pm
A symposium on Metabolic pathways in microorganisms for biofuels.

Please register with: Jeannette Martins, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Speakers:
Oliver Fiehn, UC Davis
James Liao, UCLA
John Morgan, Purdue University, IN
Yasuo Yoshikuni, Bio Architecture Lab, CA
Shota Atsumi, UC Davis
Roger Ruan, University of Minnesota
Jason Papin, University of Virginia
Jean VanderGheynst, UC Davis

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International Conference on FoodOmics, a Science for Nutrition, Health and Wellness in the post-genomic era

May 22 — 24, 2013

Cesena (Italy)


Cesena (Italy) 22nd - 24th May 2013

3rd edition: "Foodomics, the science for discovering"

http://www.foodomics.eu/

 

Metabolic Determinants of Stem Cell Pluripotency and Cell Fate Commitments

01 February, 2013

The New York Academy of Sciences


Friday, February 1, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

The New York Academy of Sciences

Keynote Speakers: Peter Carmeliet (Vesalius Research Center, Belgium) and Lewis C. Cantley (Weill Cornell Medical College)

Speakers: Shuibing Chen (Weill Cornell Medical College), Michael Lisanti (University of Manchester, UK), Andre Terzic (Mayo Clinic)

Description: Fate and function determine stem cells' metabolic needs. Does fate dictate metabolic activity or do metabolic switches trigger a commitment to cell fate? We present the latest on stem cell metabolism vs. lineage commitment, and future therapies. For more information go to the conference website

 

Metabolic Phenotyping in Disease Diagnosis and Personalised Health Care

28 January, 2013 — 06 December, 2012

Imperial College London, UK


We are organising a metabolic phenotyping short course at Imperial College London.

The course will be held on the 3rd-6th Dec, 2012. Please see the attached flyer.

For course info seehttp://www1.imperial.ac.uk/surgeryandcancer/divisionofsurgery/biomol_med/education/short_courses/metabonomicsshortcourse/

For booking, register at: http://www5.imperial.ac.uk/medicine/coursebookings/metaphenotype_1212.html

For any enquiries, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Plant Lipids: Structure, Metabolism and Function

27 January, 2013 — 01 February, 2013

Galveston, Texas


The third Plant Lipids GRC is scheduled for Jan. 27 - Feb. 1, 2013 in Galveston, Texas. The program for the meeting has been assembled around the theme of "Emerging and advancing research areas in plant lipid metabolism and signaling". Presentations will focus on elucidation of lipid signaling and lipid metabolic mechanisms, strategies to enhance production of economically important plant products, and new lipid imaging strategies. The GRC on Plant Lipids will bring together experts working to create and disseminate new research tools, discovering fundamental paradigms for lipid-mediated regulation of development, physiology, and stress responses and developing new understanding of lipid storage and homeostasis. We are anticipating much discussion of basic and applied research on plant lipids. 

For the first time, a pre-conference Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) , January 26-27, 2013 at the same location, is being organized by investigators at the graduate student and postdoctoral levels for investigators at the graduate student and postdoctoral levels. This seminar is intended to provide (1) background that will enhance understanding of science presented at the subsequent conference, (2) opportunities to share research and to network with peers and experts in the field, and (3) peer and expert feedback and supportive suggestions about ongoing research. 

Application and registration is a two-part process. First, you apply. We have already submitted applications for invited participants, so, if you received an invitation to speak or lead a discussion, you can skip this step. Others should apply now. When your application is accepted (this may be one-two months from now), you will be notified by email and, at that time, you will need to register. Funding/payment is needed at the time of registration. 

We are now accepting applications for the Gordon Research Conference and Seminar on Plant Lipids. Now would be a good time for you to apply to secure your participation. Online applications can be found here: 

GRC (any plant lipid scientist, including postdocs and students): http://www.grc.org/programs.aspx?year=2013&program=plantlipid

GRS (postdocs, students): http://www.grc.org/programs.aspx?year=2013&program=grs_plntli

Please note: Postdocs and students who wish to attend both meetings have to submit a separate application for each . 

Please include a brief statement (abstract) of your research with the application (see information in next paragraph regarding additional information needed for consideration of students and postdocs for funding) and let us know in the application if you would like to make a poster presentation related to your plant lipid research. The abstract does not need to be exactly what will be presented, as abstracts are not published. The abstract is primarily for the chairs' information. Posters presented at the GRS can be presented again at the GRC. The final oral presentation program will include a limited number of talks selected from the poster abstracts. Please indicate with your poster abstract if you would like it to be considered for a talk (or not) . The final program will be assembled by the middle of December and you will be notified shortly thereafter if you are selected to present a talk. 

We have requested funding from federal agencies and industrial/commercial sponsors. At the current time, several industrial/commercial sponsors have come forward with funding (see the Plant Lipids GRC website for their logos and thanks!!). We hope that grants and contributions, along with a base of funds from the GRC, will allow us to cover the registration costs for invited participants and all or partial registration costs for some additional participants. However, we currently aren't sure of the status of our grant requests. We hope to be able to indicate some fund allocations to participants as applications are accepted (before your registration, so you will know when you have to make payment). However, other funding may be available as we near conference time. Please indicate your need for support in your application and we will consider as many requests as we can. Most support will go to students and postdocs, but some may be available for others. 

In particular, for students and postdoctoral trainees to be considered for funding for GRC and/or GRS registration: please submit at the time of your application or shortly thereafter ( to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) : a short CV, an abstract describing your work, a short statement indicating how participation in the GRC/GRS will help you to achieve your career goals, and a letter of recommendation from your current advisor. Please combine the first three documents into one, and submit as a pdf, if feasible.

 

Metabolomics 2012: The 8th Annual International Conference of the Metabolomics Society

June 25 — 28, 2012

Marriot Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC


http://www.metabolomics2012.org/

The Official Annual Meeting of the Metabolomics Society

 The annual meeting of the Metabolomics Society brings together metabolomics researchers from around the world to discuss their most recent achievements as they work to harness the power of metabolomics. Gathering together in a hospitable venue is key to developing the collegial interactions that can build a successful community that advances together.

The 2012 meeting promises a program full of practical workshops and parallel sessions covering the broad range of biological and technological metabolomics topics as well as providing rich opportunities for networking. Join us as we gather together to share ideas, insights, advances and obstacles in the multi-faceted world of metabolomics.

Shortcourse: Metabolic Phenotyping in Disease Diagnosis & Personalised Health Care

June 18 — 21, 2012

Imperial College London, London, UK

We are organising a metabolic profiling short course at Imperial College London with Profs. Nicholson and Holmes.

The course will be held on the 18th-21st June, 2012. Please find the attached flyer.

For course infohttp://www1.imperial.ac.uk/surgeryandcancer/divisionofsurgery/biomol_med/education/short_courses/metabonomicsshortcourse/

For booking http://www5.imperial.ac.uk/medicine/coursebookings/0612_phenotyping.html

For inquiry, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Canadian Bioinformatics Workshop Series - Informatics and Statistics for Metabolomics

May 03 — 04, 2012

Toronto, Ontario, Canada


This course is intended for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, clinical fellows and investigators who are interested in learning about both bioinformatic and cheminformatic tools to analyze and interpret metabolomics data.

The workshop will cover many topics ranging from understanding metabolomics technologies, data collection and analysis, using pathway databases, performing pathway analysis, conducting univariate and multivariate statistics, working with metabolomic databases and exploring chemical databases. Participants will be given various data sets and short assignments to assist with the learning process.

Register now as space is limited to 30 participants.

More information: http://bioinformatics.ca/workshops/metabolomics-workshop

 

Metabolic Changes in Cancer: Beyond the Warburg Effect

19 April, 2012

A new complimentary webinar from Science:


New complimentary webinar from Science:

Metabolic Changes in Cancer: Beyond the Warburg Effect

You are invited to view our panel of experts on Thursday, April 19th, 2012, in this live, online educational seminar. For more information and complimentary registration visit: webinar.sciencemag.org

Date: Thursday, April 19th, 2012
Time: 12 noon Eastern, 9 a.m. Pacific, 4 p.m. GMT, 5 p.m. UK
Duration: 1 hour

Submit your questions LIVE to the experts during the webinar!

The role of metabolism in cancer growth and cell survival is an area of growing interest. The shift in glucose metabolism from oxidative phosphorylation to lactate production for energy generation (the Warburg Effect) is a well-known metabolic hallmark of tumor cells, and several key signaling pathways, oncogenes, and tumor suppressors―including Akt, mTor, c-myc, and p53―are linked to the increase in glycolysis seen in tumor cells. Beyond fulfilling energy requirements, highly proliferative cells also need to produce excess lipids, nucleotides, and amino acids for the creation of new biomass. In order to do this, a number of metabolic adaptations occur in cancer cells that help generate these metabolites, fuel growth, and may also aid in the evasion of apoptosis. This webinar will delve into these issues, with the help of our three thought leaders.

During the webinar, our panel of experts will:

  • Discuss the critical importance of understanding metabolism in the context of cell health and function
  • Elucidate the metabolic pathways thought to be involved in tumorigenesis and other diseases
  • Share new discoveries and trends in research on cancer metabolism
  • Answer your questions live during the webinar!

Speakers:

Morris J. Birnbaum, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Matt Vander Heiden, M.D., Ph.D.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Boston, MA

Brendan D. Manning, Ph.D.
Harvard University, School of Public Health
Boston, MA

Register at:
webinar.sciencemag.org

Produced by the Science /AAAS Custom Publishing Office and sponsored by Cell Signaling Technology.

 

Application of Combined omics Platforms to Accelerate Biomedical Discovery in Diabesity

16 April, 2012

New York Academy of Sciences


Monday, April 16, 2012 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Application of Combined 'omics Platforms to Accelerate Biomedical Discovery in Diabesity

www.nyas.org/Diabesity2012

The explosive rise in obesity and diabetes (diabesity) threatens the health of many in Western and developing Asian countries. This symposium focuses on the discovery potential of metabolomics and other 'omics to elucidate the causes and effects.

Organizers: Steven Gross (Weill Cornell Medical College), Irwin Kurland (Albert Einstein College of Medicine), Jennifer Henry (The New York Academy of Sciences)

Speakers: Domenico Accili (Columbia University), Charles Burant (Michigan Nutrition Obesity Research Center), Barbara B. Kahn (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center & Harvard Medical School), Irwin Kurland (Albert Einstein College of Medicine), Christopher B. Newgard (Duke University Medical Center)and Gabriele V. Ronnett (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine)

Panelists: Steven M. Fischer (Agilent Technologies), John Ryals (Metabolon), Mark Sanders (Thermo Fisher Scientific), Joe Shambaugh (Genedata Expressionist), John Shockcor (Waters Corporation)

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Cancer Metabolomics

03 February, 2012

The New York Academy of Sciences


Cancer Metabolomics: Elucidating the Biochemical Programs that Support Cancer Initiation and Progression

Friday, February 3, 2012   9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Keynote Speakers

Lewis C. Cantley, PhD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School

Craig Thompson, MD, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Speakers

Marcia C. Haigis, PhD, Harvard Medical School

Steven M. Lipkin, MD, PhD, Weill Cornell Medical College

Joshua D. Rabinowitz, PhD, Princeton University

Gary Siuzdak, PhD, The Scripps Research Institute, California

Eileen White, PhD, Rutgers University

More details at www.nyas.org/CancerMetabolomics

 

27th Asilomar Conference on Mass Spectrometry

30 September, 2011 — 04 October, 2011

Pacific Grove, California


27th Asilomar Conference on Mass Spectrometry
September 30 — October 4, 2011
METABOLOMICS

Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, California

Organizers
Oliver Fiehn, UC Davis and A. Daniel Jones, Michigan State University

Important Deadlines
August 5 — Student Travel Stipend Application
August 30 — Abstracts for Posters and Hot Topic Talks
August 30 — Conference Registration and Housing Reservation

Lodging at Asilomar  Onsite housing at Asilomar is limited. Register now to secure a room conveniently located at the Asilomar conference grounds.

Program  The conference will promote an in-depth discussion of current problems and perspectives of mass spectrometry-based metabolomics. View session topics and invited speakers on the Program page.

Information on lodging, travel and other conference details may be found on the ASMS website.

Thank you.
The American Chapter of the Metabolomics Society in cooperation with The American Society of Mass Spectrometry

 

Metabolomics workshop, CIC bioGUNE, Bilbao, SPAIN

September 12 — 14, 2011

Bilbao, Spain


METABOLOMICS workshop, CIC bioGUNE, Bilbao, SPAIN

This three-day workshop will be focused on recent applications and technological advances on metabolomics. Leading academics speakers will tell us about the state-of-the-art in the different platforms (RMN, GC and LC). Recent breakthroughs in single-cell and high-throughput metabolomics approaches along with their applications will also be discussed. Importantly, the scientific program will be completed with poster sessions and presentations from instrument manufacturers. In summary participants will enjoy this opportunity to meet and interact with experts in different metabolomics-related areas obtaining a deep and broad vision on this powerful technology. We are confident of the actual interest of this upcoming Metabolomics Workshop, and we look forward to seeing you in Bilbao on September 12-14th.

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4th Annual Course on Isotope Tracers in Metabolic Research: Principles and Practice of Kinetic Analysis

April 17 — 22, 2011

Little Rock, Arkansas, USA


Announcing a course organized on behalf of the NIH-sponsored Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Centers (MMPC)

4th Annual Course on Isotope Tracers in Metabolic Research: Principles and Practice of Kinetic Analysis

April 17-22, 2011
The Peabody Little Rock
Little Rock, Arkansas
Information: http://www.mmpc.org/shared/tracers.aspx

Course Directors: Robert Wolfe, PhD and Henri Brunengraber*, MD, PhD

This is the fourth annual offering of a course that provides basic introductory and comprehensive information on performing metabolic studies using tracers labeled with radioactive or stable isotopes, in man and in animals. The course is designed for beginners as well as those with experience who wish to expand their capabilities to more sophisticated problems. The faculty is well-versed in a variety of applications and methodologies. The number of students is limited to 100.

Techniques will be presented for investigating whole body metabolism, for metabolite balance across organs, intracellular flux rates and pathway regulation. General aspects of modeling will be considered, as well as specific applications in the study of carbohydrate, fat, protein metabolism and energy balance. Theoretical and practical matters related to sample analysis by mass spectrometry and NMR will be discussed, including detailed numerical examples of calculations involved in determining isotopic enrichment and basic kinetic parameters. Advanced lectures will discuss in more detail the use of positional and mass isotopomer analysis for intracellular flux rates and various aspects of protein and amino acid metabolism. Applications in humans and animal models (particularly mouse) will be considered.

Course material will be presented in organized lectures and informal workshops. Problem sets and discussion questions will highlight each lecture. Lecture notes and problem sets will be available to registrants to be downloaded from the web at the course. In addition to organized sessions, attendees will have ample opportunities for personal interaction with faculty members to discuss issues of particular interest to them in depth.

For information, please see http://www.mmpc.org/shared/tracers.aspx or contact Maren Laughlin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Checks for registration should be sent to:
Isotope Tracers Course
Deb Viane, Assistant
4301 W. Markham Street, Slot 806
Little Rock, AR 72205

*supported by R25 DK082376 to H. Brunengraber

 

Metabolomics Short Course (Workshop)

19 February, 2011

San Antonio, Texas


Metabolomics Short Course Announcement

Course Organizer: Bill Wikoff, UC Davis

metabolomics short course (aka "workshop") will be offered immediately preceding the ABRF2011 meeting in San Antonio, TX.

Workshop Description: Metabolomics can be defined as the systems-level investigation of small molecules and metabolites in biological systems. The course will provide an overview of the field, and is designed for the scientist who wants an introduction to metabolomics, with an emphasis on practical, mass spectrometry-based approaches, presented in a clear scientific framework. The entire process of metabolomics, from study design, sample preparation and extraction, chromatography, mass spectrometry, data processing and analysis will be presented. Topics will include: types of detectors and their relative merits for specific metabolomics applications, including quadrupole, triple quad, ion trap, TOF, QTOF, and FT-ICR. Ionization sources. Application of LCMS and GCMS, including a comparison of observable compounds in these techniques. Brief coverage of specialized instruments: GC-QQQ, GC-TOF, chemical ionization. Methods for sample extraction. Targeted versus untargeted methods. Peak integration, data alignment, and software. Data analysis approaches will be discussed, including uni- and multi-variate statistics, with an emphasis on selecting straightforward approaches appropriate for a given problem. Basic statistics for metabolomics: types of t-tests, multiple testing correction, False Discovery Rate, basic multivariate methods. Approaches to biomarker discovery; metabolomics in drug discovery. Review and discussion of selected publications from the literature (case studies). Some familiarity with mass spectrometry and analytical chemistry is preferred, but background will be provided.

Format: A one day short course.

Contact email: wrwikoff[aat]ucdavis.edu

TRAVEL AWARDS are available to defer expenses of this workshophttp://conf.abrf.org/index.cfm/page/awards/Satellite_Award.htm.

Deadline is approaching...Apply now!

Meeting linkhttp://conf.abrf.org/

Workshop Sponsorship generously provided by:

Waters Corporation

 

Global Metabolite Profiling: The Fast-Track for Functional Genomics

11 February, 2011

New York


The New York Academy of Sciences we will host a one-day meeting entitled: "Global Metabolite Profiling: The Fast-Track for Functional Genomics". For more information, click here or visit www.nyas.org.

 

5th International Metabolomics Society Conference

30 August, 2009 — 02 September, 2009

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


5th International Metabolomics Society Conference

 

25th LC/MS Montreux Symposium

November 12 — 14, 2008

Montreux, Switzerland


25th LC/MS Montreux Symposium

 

Fourth Scientific Meeting of The Society

15 September, 2008

Boston


Fourth Scientific Meeting of The Society

 

CFBS 51st Scientific Conference

15 June, 2007

Waterloo


CFBS 51st Scientific Conference

 

Third Scientific Meeting of The Society

June 11 — 14, 2007

Manchester, UK


Third Scientific Meeting of The Society

 

The Second International Metabolomics Symposium

15 March, 2007

Louisville


The Second International Metabolomics Symposium

 

Second Scientific Meeting of The Society

15 June, 2006

Boston


Second Scientific Meeting of The Society

 

Fourth International Conference on Plant Metabolomics

15 April, 2006

Iowa, USA


Fourth International Conference on Plant Metabolomics

 

Metabolomics Standard Workshop

15 August, 2005

Bethesda


Metabolomics Standard Workshop

 

Metabolomics Meeting

15 July, 2005

Cambridge, UK


Metabolomics Meeting

 

First Scientific Meeting of The Society

15 June, 2005

Japan


First Scientific Meeting of The Society