Upcoming Conferences and Workshops


Metabolomics 2018

June 24 — 28, 2018

Seattle, Washington, US

The 14th Annual International Conference of the Metabolomics Society will be held in Seattle from June 24-28, 2018. Check back for updates in the coming months at http://metabolomics2018.org.




Metabolomics: Understanding Metabolism in the 21st Century

January 15 — February 9, 2018


Discover how metabolomics is revolutionising our understanding of metabolism with this free MOOC course, now on its 5th course run!

What topics will you cover?

  • Metabolism and the interaction of the metabolome with the genome, proteome and the environment
  • The advantages of studying the metabolome
  • The application of hypothesis generating studies versus the use of traditional hypothesis directed research
  • The use of targeted and non-targeted studies in metabolomics
  • An interdisciplinary approach with case-studies from clinical and environmental scientific areas
  • Important considerations in studying the metabolome
  • Experimental design and sample preparation
  • The application of mass spectrometry in metabolomics
  • An introduction to data processing and analysis
  • Metabolite identification

For further information and to register, please visit: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/metabolomics

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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



Introduction to Metabolomics for the Environmental Scientist

January 30 — 30, 2018

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

Bursaries for NERC funded scientists: While this course is open to all researchers with an interest in the environmental sciences, it is a NERC-funded Advanced Training Short Course and hence priority will be given to NERC funded scientists.

This 2-day NERC-funded Advanced Training Short Course will provide environmental scientists with an overview of the metabolomics pipeline. The course is intended for environmental scientist with little or no previous experience of metabolomics and who are interested to discover how this relatively new and powerful approach could be integrated into their research. Experts working in the NERC Metabolomics facility-NBAF-Birmingham will teach the course.

Topics covered:

  • Introduction to environmental metabolomics with case studies
  • Experimental design and quality control
  • Sample collection and preparation
  • Overview of analytical laboratory techniques (mass spectrometry and NMR spectroscopy)
  • Overview of data processing and statistics for metabolomics
  • Introduction to metabolite identification

For further information and registration details, please visit

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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

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)



NERC-MDIBL Environmental Genomics and Metabolomics 2018

March 4 — 9, 2018

Nicholson Building, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT

NERC bursaries are available for this course, covering attendees' registration, travel and accommodations cost:

  • Sixteen (16) bursaries are available for the metabolomics track

Course information:
This 5 day course highlights a multi-omics approach (systems biology) approach to research in the environmental scientists, investigating how gene function and metabolism are influenced by environmental conditions while accounting for natural variation within and among natural populations. The course is built on the paradigm that this multidisciplinary research field encompassing ecology, evolution, toxicology, biostatistics and informatics will most effectively grow by training early career scientists to:

  1. design large-scale Next Generation Sequencing and Metabolomics experiments and
  2. address the challenges of manipulating and analysing population-level omics data

The course will provide a significant introduction, considerable hands-on experience and networking opportunities so that participants can initiate their own environmental omics studies and launch Environmental Scientists careers in academic and industry.

Level: The course is designed to train PhD students and early-career post-doctoral scientists.

For more information and to register, please visit: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/biosciences/conferences/mdibl-course/index.aspx

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