Upcoming Conferences and Workshops


Metabolomics 2021

June 22-24th, 2021


The 17th Annual Conference for the Metabolomics Society will be held online 22nd -24th June. Please go to the conference website to register and submit your abstracts: http://metabolomics2021.org



Quality Assurance and Quality Control in Metabolomics

March 08 – March 26, 2021

Online, Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom


The application of quality assurance and quality control in the metabolomics field is vital to ensure the collection of high quality data. In this course you will explore the importance of quality assurance and quality control in both untargeted and targeted metabolomics studies. We will explain the difference between quality control and quality assurance and how to apply in your studies and laboratories. You will evaluate the types of quality control samples that can be applied in metabolomics, what is the most appropriate quality control sample to use in your research, and how to apply the data in your quality assurance procedure to produce robust and reproducible data. The materials in this course are delivered via the FutureLearn platform over a three week period, with an estimated learning time of four hours per week. Each week you will work through a number of steps to complete the learning material. A step may include a short video, an article, an exercise with step-by-step instructions, a discussion to interact with your peer and a selection of quizzes, tests and polls to self-assess your own learning. All of the course material is uploaded to the FutureLearn platform so that you can complete the steps at a convenient time for you.

Topics Covered

  • What are quality assurance and quality control and how do they differ
  • What is the importance of quality assurance in metabolomics
  • The types of quality assurance and quality control in untargeted and targeted metabolomics
  • The importance of quality control samples
  • The types of quality control samples applied in untargeted and targeted metabolomics
  • Preparation of quality control samples in untargeted and targeted metabolomics
  • Analytical studies including untargeted and targeted metabolomics
  • Processing data in untargeted and targeted metabolomics
  • Recommended quality assurance procedures in untargeted and targeted metabolomics
  • Reporting quality assurance procedures in untargeted and targeted metabolomics

Course link: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/facilities/metabolomics-training-centre/courses/2021/quality-control-and-quality-assurance-in-metabolomics.aspx



Targeting CNS Tumor Metabolism Symposium

April 6-7, 2021

NIH Campus, Bethesda, Maryland

Event postponed from October 26-27, 2020 to April 6-7, 2021

This is the first conference that focuses on the tumor metabolism and it is expected to be a didactic and collegial learning environment. Metabolic investigations for these tumors have been conducted in isolation and the goal of this meeting is to bring together the clinicians with the experts in metabolism to increase the utilization of metabolic investigations in the clinical settings. This will, in turn, enhance partnerships and advance the treatment for patients.

In addition to oral and poster presentations selected from the submitted abstracts, the conference will feature invited lectures from an internationally recognized faculty, including keynote talks from Craig Thompson, MD (President and CEO of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center) and Paul Mischel, MD (Distinguished Professor, University of California San Diego).

Abstract Submission deadline is Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 11:59pm CST.

For more information, click on the link https://www.soc-neuro-onc.org/SNO/2020METAB/Home.aspx



Data analysis for Metabolomic

April 15-16, 2021

Wageningen Campus, The Netherlands

Event postponed from June 4-5, 2020 to now April 15-16, 2021

Metabolomics experiments based on mass spectrometry (MS) or nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) produce large and complex data sets. This course will introduce approaches to process and analyze data and design high-quality experiments. Through hands-on workshops and lectures highlighting the different concepts you will get a thorough basis for tackling the challenges in metabolomics data analysis.

For information and registration click here.




June 14-18, 2021 & September 27 to 30, 2021

Versailles and Bordeaux, France (June)
Leipzig and Halle / Saale, Germany (September)

CliMetabolomics aims to better understand the plasticity of plants and to develop sustainable plants adapted to climate change. The event consists of seminars, discussions and many practical courses. The workshop is aimed at doctoral students, post-docs and young researchers working in France or Germany. It is funded by INRAE, Science Campus and the Franco-German University (see https://www2.sciencecampus-halle.de/further-education.html for more details).



Hands-on Data Analysis for Metabolic Profiling

June 15-18, 2021

Online course

This 3.5-day online course provides a comprehensive overview of data analysis for metabolic profiling studies focusing on data from NMR spectroscopy and Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry. It combines lectures and tutorial sessions using open-source software to ensure a thorough understanding of the theory and practical applications. Click the link for more details: www.imperial.ac.uk/cpd/hands-data-analysis