Upcoming Conferences and Workshops


5th HBP Student Conference on Interdisciplinary Brain Research

February 1-4, 2021


Registration will open from September 2020 free of charge.

Call for Submissions:
We invite original high-quality submissions describing innovative research in all disciplines addressed in the HBP. These contributions can emphasize theoretical or empirical works relating to a wide spectrum of fields including but not limited to: neuroscience, computer science, robotics, medicine, psychology, cognitive science or philosophy. We particularly encourage submissions with a potential to inspire collaboration in the research community by introducing new and relevant problems, concepts, and ideas, even if the work is at an early stage of development.

Abstract submission deadline: 6 November 2020.
View announcement here.
Further information on abstract submission and https://www.humanbrainproject.eu/en/education/participatecollaborate/student-conference/5th-student-conference/
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Metabolomics Data Processing and Data Analysis

February 01 – February 26, 2021

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


This online course explores the tools and approaches that are used to process and analyse metabolomics data. You will investigate the challenges that are typically encountered in the analysis of metabolomics data, and provide solutions to overcome these problems. The materials in this course are delivered via the FutureLearn platform over a four 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 test or a discussion to interact with your peer or the educators. All of the course material is uploaded to the FutureLearn platform so that you can complete the steps at a convenient time for you. Delegates can sign up from now until the end of the course (Feb 26).

Topics Covered

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

Course link: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/facilities/metabolomics-training-centre/courses/2021/metabolomics-data-processing-and-data-analysis-february-2021.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.