Upcoming Conferences and Workshops

 

Metabolomics 2018

June 25 — 28, 2018

Seattle, Washington, US


The 14th Annual International Conference of the Metabolomics Society will be held in Seattle from June 25-28, 2017. Check back for updates in the coming months at http://metabolomics2018.org.

 

 

Metabolomics Data Processing and Data Analysis

October 16, 2017 (4 week course)

Online course


This 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.

Course Syllabus:

  • An introduction to metabolomics
  • An overview of the untargeted metabolomics workflow
  • The influence of experimental design and data acquisition on data analysis and data quality
  • Processing of NMR data
  • Processing direct infusion mass spectrometry data
  • Processing liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry data
  • Reporting standards and data repositories
  • Data analysis, detecting outliers and drift, and pre-treatment methods
  • Univariate data analysis
  • Multivariate data analysis (including unsupervised and supervised approaches)
  • The importance of statistical validation of results
  • Computational approaches for metabolite identification and translation of results into biological knowledge
  • What are the future challenges for data processing and analysis in metabolomics

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.

 

 

Metabolomics with the Q Exactive

November 6 - 8, 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 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 LC-MS for Metabolic Phenotyping

November 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.

 

 

Introduction to Metabolomics for the Microbiologist

November 20 - 22, 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 three-day course will introduce the attendees in how untargeted metabolomics can be applied to study microbial systems in academic and industrial research. The course will provide an overview of the metabolomics pipeline from experimental design to sample preparation and data acquisition to data analysis/interpretation. Topics covered:

  • Introduction to metabolomics, both targeted and untargeted approaches
  • Experimental design and the importance of quality control samples in untargeted metabolomics
  • Analytical strategies applied in metabolomics with a focus on mass spectrometry
  • Hands-on laboratory sessions focused on sample preparation and to include metabolic quenching and extraction procedures, intracellular and exometabolome samples and polar and non-polar extraction methods
  • Hands-on laboratory sessions focused on sample analysis for untargeted metabolomics studies using an Acquity UPLC coupled to a Xevo QToF mass spectrometer
  • Hands-on workshop focused on data processing and data analysis
  • Hands-on workshop focused on an introduction to metabolite identification
  • Question and answer session with the experts

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

 

 

Introduction to Metabolomics for the Clinical Scientist

December 1, 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..

 

 

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

December 6 - 8, 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 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..

 

 

Metabolite identification with the Q Exactive and LTQ Orbitrap

December 14 - 15, 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 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..

 

 

Metabolomics in Life Sciences

January 9, 2018

Online Course


Join a free online course in EdX

This course is an introduction to metabolomics principles and their applications in various fields of life sciences.

We will provide a summary of all steps in metabolomics research; from experimental design, sample preparation, analytical procedures, to data analysis. The course also provides case studies of various kinds of research samples to attract students that are not familiar with metabolomics, providing them enough explanation to utilize metabolomics technology for their respective research fields.

Several examples of metabolomics applications will be introduced throughout the lectures. These include examples within food science and technology, metabolic engineering, basic biology, introduction to imaging mass spectrometry, and application in medical science.

No previous knowledge on metabolomics is needed but we recommend that students have an undergraduate-level understanding of Biochemistry, Analytical Chemistry, and Biostatistics, and that they learn about basic principles of multivariable analysis prior to taking this course.

To register please access this link https://www.edx.org/course/metabolomics-life-sciences-osakaux-metab101x#!

 

 

Lung Health 2018

January 18 - 20, 2018

Berlin, Germany


Lung Health 2018Lung Health 2018 will be taking place in the beautiful city of Berlin on 18-20 January, 2018.
Congress website is: http://www.lung-health.org

 

 

EMBO Practical Course on Metabolomics Bioinformatics for Life Scientists

February 5 - 9, 2018

European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, CB10 1SD, United Kingdom


Application deadline: Friday November 03 2017

Constat: Reza Salek (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Registration: https://www.ebi.ac.uk/training/events/2018/embo-practical-course-metabolomics-bioinformatics-life-scientists-4

Aim:
This course will provide an overview of key issues that affect metabolomics studies, handling datasets 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 encourage you to bring your data, 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.

This course is aimed at PhD students, post-docs and researchers with at least one to two years of experience in the field of metabolomics who are seeking to improve their skills in metabolomics data analysis.

During this course you will learn about:

  • 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, rNMR, BATMAN
  • Metabolomics data analysis: Using R Bioconductor, understanding usage of univariate and multivariate data analysis, data fusion concepts, data clustering and regression methods
  • Metabolomics downstream analyses: KEGG, BioCyc, and MetExplore 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; PheNoMeNal, workflows4metabolomics
  • Metabolomics Flux and Stable Isotope Resolved Metabolomics (SIRM)