Upcoming Conferences and Workshops

 

Metabolomics 2020

July 6 — 10, 2020

Shanghai, China


The 16th Annual International Conference of the Metabolomics Society will be held in Shanghai, China from July 6-10, 2020. Check back for updates in the coming months at http://metabolomics2020.org.

 

 

Metabolomics: Understanding Metabolism in the 21st Century

September 23 - October 18, 2019

Online


Metabolomics is an emerging field that aims to measure the complement of metabolites (the metabolome) in living organisms. The metabolome represents the downstream effect of an organism’s genome and its interaction with the environment. Metabolomics has a wide application area across the medical and biological sciences. The course provides an introduction to metabolomics, describes the tools and techniques we use to study the metabolome and explains why we want to study it. By the end of the course you will understand how metabolomics can revolutionise our understanding of metabolism.

Course link: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/facilities/metabolomics-training-centre/courses/Metabolomics-MOOC.aspx

 

 

Introduction to Metabolomics for the Microbiologist

October 9 - 11, 2019

Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom


This three-day course introduces how untargeted metabolomics can be applied to study microbial systems in academic and industrial research. The course provides an overview of the metabolomics pipeline, experimental design, sample preparation and data acquisition. The course is led by experts in the field of metabolomics and will include lectures, hands-on laboratory sessions in sample preparation and data acquisition and computer workshops focused on data processing and data analysis.

Course link: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/facilities/metabolomics-training-centre/courses/introduction-metabolomics-microbiologist.aspx

 

 

Metabolomics Data Processing and Data Analysis

October 21 - November 15, 2019

Online


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 course is delivered using a combination of short videos, articles, discussions, and online workshops with step-by-step instructions and test data sets. We provide quizzes, polls and peer review exercises each week, so that you can review your learning throughout the course.

The material is delivered over a four week period, with an estimated learning time of four hours per week. We support your learning via social discussions where you will be able post questions and comments to the team of educators and the other learners on the course. In the final week of the course there is a live question and answer session with the entire team of educators. 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.

Course link: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/facilities/metabolomics-training-centre/courses/Metabolomics-Data-Processing-and-Data-Analysis.aspx

 

 

Introduction to Metabolomics for the Clinical Scientist

October 25, 2019

Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom


This 1-day course in partnership with the Phenome Centre Birmingham provides clinicians with an overview of the metabolomics pipeline highlighting the benefits of this technique to the medical field and an introduction to the Phenome Centre Birmingham and the MRC-NIHR National Phenome Centre.

The course provides a suitable introduction to metabolomics prior to taking additional training courses at either the Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre or the Imperial International Phenome Training Centre.

Course link: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/facilities/metabolomics-training-centre/courses/introduction-metabolomics-microbiologist.aspx

 

 

Metabolomics with the Q Exactive

November 6 - 8, 2019

Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom


This 3-day course introduces you to using the Q Exactive mass spectrometer in your metabolomics investigations. The course is led by experts in the field of metabolomics and includes lectures, laboratory sessions and computer workshops to provide a detailed overview of the metabolomics pipeline applying the Q Exactive mass spectrometer.

Course link: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/facilities/metabolomics-training-centre/courses/q-exactive.aspx

 

 

Metabolite identification with the Q Exactive and LTQ Orbitrap

November 20 - 21, 2019

Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom


This 2-day course will provide a hands-on approach to teach the attendees about the latest techniques and tools available to perform metabolite identification in non-targeted metabolomics studies. The course will be led by experts working within the fields of metabolomics and chemical analysis and will include a significant proportion of hands-on experience of using mass spectrometers, software tools and databases. A maximum of four people will be working on each mass spectrometer in a session. We will apply these tools on the Q Exactive and LTQ-Orbitrap family of mass spectrometers.

Course link: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/facilities/metabolomics-training-centre/courses/metabolite-identification.aspx

 

 

European RFMF Metabomeeting

January 22 - 24, 2020

Toulouse, France


The French-speaking Metabolomics and Fluxomics Network (RFMF), Metabolomics Profiling Forum (MPF, Metabomeeting) and European regional metabolomics networks are pleased to announce a joint conference taking place from 22nd to 24th January 2020 in Toulouse (France).

The European RFMF Metabomeeting in Toulouse will propose thematic sessions dedicated to:

  • Analytical developments in Metabolomics & Fluxomics
  • Computational and statistical developments in Metabolomics & Fluxomics
  • Cutting edge applications of Metabolomics and Fluxomics in :
    • Human health
    • Agriculture & Food
    • Environmental science
    • Microbiology & biotechnolgies

https://rfmf-mpf-2020.sciencesconf.org

 

 

Multiple Biofluid and Tissue Types, From Sample Preparation to Analysis Strategies for Metabolomics

February 10 - 12, 2020

Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom


Overview
This 3-day course provides a theoretical overview and hands-on training to apply multiple sample preparation and UPLC-MS methods to characterise the metabolomes of complex biological samples using the mass spectrometer (Xevo QToF G2-XS - a maximum of 4 people working on the instrument in a session). The course is led by experts in the field who have experience of the analysis of microbial, plant and mammalian samples, and illustrates the different approaches that are available to analyse a range of biological samples and applying complementary liquid chromatography approaches to maximise the coverage of the metabolome.

Topics covered

  • Introduction to dealing with the complexity of biological samples using UPLC-MS
  • Overview of different sample collection, sample quenching and sample extraction methods
  • The challenges of working with cellular and tissue samples
  • Overview of different UPLC methods including HILIC and reversed phase methods
  • Hands-on sample preparation of plasma, urine, cell and tissue samples
  • Monophasic and biphasic solvent extraction methods to target polar and non-polar metabolites
  • SPE and liquid-liquid sample clean-up methods
  • Hands-on HILIC and reversed-phase liquid chromatography
  • Hands-on UPLC-MS analysis for untargeted studies (maximum of 4 people)
  • Overview of data analysis and metabolite identification
  • Problem solving and tips and tricks session with the experts

Course link: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/facilities/metabolomics-training-centre/courses/2020/Multiple-biofluid-and-tissue-types-from-sample-preparation-to-analysis-strategies-for-metabolomics-February-2020.aspx

 

 

Introduction to Metabolomics Analysis

March 30 - April 2, 2020

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


Date: Monday 30 March - Thursday 2 April 2020
Venue: European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, CB10 1SD, United Kingdom
Application opens: Monday 23 September 2019
Application deadline: Friday 29 November 2019
Participation: Open application with selection
Contact: Meredith Willmott
Registration fee: £650 - Including meals and accommodation

Learn more at https://www.ebi.ac.uk/training/events/2020/introduction-metabolomics-analysis-1 

 

 

Introduction to Metabolomics for the Microbiologist

April 27 - 29, 2020

Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom


Overview
This three-day course introduces how untargeted metabolomics can be applied to study microbial systems in academic and industrial research. The course provides an overview of the metabolomics pipeline, experimental design, sample preparation and data acquisition. The course is led by experts in the field of metabolomics and will include lectures, hands-on laboratory sessions in sample preparation and data acquisition and computer workshops focused on data processing and data analysis.

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

Course link: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/facilities/metabolomics-training-centre/courses/2020/Introduction-to-Metabolomics-for-the-Microbiologist-April-2020.aspx

 

 

Metabolomics with the Q Exactive

March 30 - April 1, 2020

Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom


Overview
This 3-day course introduces you to using the Q Exactive mass spectrometer in your metabolomics investigations. The course is led by experts in the field of metabolomics and includes lectures, laboratory sessions and computer workshops to provide a detailed overview of the metabolomics pipeline applying the Q Exactive mass spectrometer.

Topics covered

  • Introduction to Metabolomics on the Q Exactive, the metabolomics workflow, and case studies using the Q Exactive
  • Using the Q Exactive family of instruments in your metabolomics investigations
  • Experimental design and the importance of quality control samples
  • Sample preparation including polar and non-polar preparation methods on biofluids (urine and plasma) and tissue samples
  • Preparation of samples for profiling and targeted analyses on the Q Exactive
  • Hands-on data acquisition for profiling and targeted studies, setting up the Vanquish UHPLC coupled to the Q Exactive MS
  • Data processing workshop
  • Data analysis workshop (univariate and multivariate analysis)
  • Introduction to metabolite identification applying Data Dependent Analysis and Data Independent Analysis
  • Question and answer session with a panel of experts
    • Tips and tricks
    • Problem solving

Course link: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/facilities/metabolomics-training-centre/courses/2020/Metabolomics-with-the-Q-Exactive-April-2020.aspx

 

 

Metabolite identification with the Q Exactive and LTQ Orbitrap

April 2 - 3, 2020

Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom


Overview
This 2-day course will provide a hands-on approach to teach the attendees about the latest techniques and tools available to perform metabolite identification in non-targeted metabolomics studies. The course will be led by experts working within the fields of metabolomics and chemical analysis and will include a significant proportion of hands-on experience of using mass spectrometers, software tools and databases. A maximum of four people will be working on each mass spectrometer in a session. We will apply these tools on the Q Exactive and LTQ-Orbitrap family of mass spectrometers.

Topics covered

  • Importance of mass spectral interpretation
  • Types of data which can be collected on the QE and LTQ-Orbitrap (m/z, retention time, MS/MS, MSn)
  • Conversion of raw data to molecular formula and putative metabolite annotations
  • MS/MS experiments in metabolic phenotyping for on-line data acquisition using the QE (DDA, DIA, all-ion)
  • MS/MS and MSn experiments for sample fractions using the LTQ-Orbitrap
  • Mass spectral libraries (using mzCloud)
  • Searching mass spectral libraries
  • Tools for mass spectral interpretation
  • Reporting standards for metabolite identification
  • Question and answer session with the experts

Course link: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/facilities/metabolomics-training-centre/courses/2020/Metabolite-identification-with-the-Q-Exactive-and-LTQ-Orbitrap-Elite-April-2020.aspx

 

 

Multiple Biofluid and Tissue Types, From Sample Preparation to Analysis Strategies for Metabolomics

September 23 - 25, 2020

Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom


Overview
This 3-day course provides a theoretical overview and hands-on training to apply multiple sample preparation and UPLC-MS methods to characterise the metabolomes of complex biological samples using the mass spectrometer (Xevo QToF G2-XS - a maximum of 4 people working on the instrument in a session). The course is led by experts in the field who have experience of the analysis of microbial, plant and mammalian samples, and illustrates the different approaches that are available to analyse a range of biological samples and applying complementary liquid chromatography approaches to maximise the coverage of the metabolome.

Topics covered

  • Introduction to dealing with the complexity of biological samples using UPLC-MS
  • Overview of different sample collection, sample quenching and sample extraction methods
  • The challenges of working with cellular and tissue samples
  • Overview of different UPLC methods including HILIC and reversed phase methods
  • Hands-on sample preparation of plasma, urine, cell and tissue samples
  • Monophasic and biphasic solvent extraction methods to target polar and non-polar metabolites
  • SPE and liquid-liquid sample clean-up methods
  • Hands-on HILIC and reversed-phase liquid chromatography
  • Hands-on UPLC-MS analysis for untargeted studies (maximum of 4 people)
  • Overview of data analysis and metabolite identification
  • Problem solving and tips and tricks session with the experts

Course link: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/facilities/metabolomics-training-centre/courses/2020/Multiple-biofluid-and-tissue-types-from-sample-preparation-to-analysis-strategies-for-metabolomics-September-2020.aspx

 

 

Introduction to Metabolomics for the Microbiologist

October 7 - 9, 2020

Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom


Overview
This three-day course introduces how untargeted metabolomics can be applied to study microbial systems in academic and industrial research. The course provides an overview of the metabolomics pipeline, experimental design, sample preparation and data acquisition. The course is led by experts in the field of metabolomics and will include lectures, hands-on laboratory sessions in sample preparation and data acquisition and computer workshops focused on data processing and data analysis.

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

Course link: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/facilities/metabolomics-training-centre/courses/2020/Introduction-to-Metabolomics-for-the-Microbiologist-October-2020.aspx

 

 

Metabolomics with the Q Exactive

November 2 - 4, 2020

Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom


Overview
This 3-day course introduces you to using the Q Exactive mass spectrometer in your metabolomics investigations. The course is led by experts in the field of metabolomics and includes lectures, laboratory sessions and computer workshops to provide a detailed overview of the metabolomics pipeline applying the Q Exactive mass spectrometer.

Topics covered

  • Introduction to Metabolomics on the Q Exactive, the metabolomics workflow, and case studies using the Q Exactive
  • Using the Q Exactive family of instruments in your metabolomics investigations
  • Experimental design and the importance of quality control samples
  • Sample preparation including polar and non-polar preparation methods on biofluids (urine and plasma) and tissue samples
  • Preparation of samples for profiling and targeted analyses on the Q Exactive
  • Hands-on data acquisition for profiling and targeted studies, setting up the Vanquish UHPLC coupled to the Q Exactive MS
  • Data processing workshop
  • Data analysis workshop (univariate and multivariate analysis)
  • Introduction to metabolite identification applying Data Dependent Analysis and Data Independent Analysis
  • Question and answer session with a panel of experts
    • Tips and tricks
    • Problem solving

Course link: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/facilities/metabolomics-training-centre/courses/2020/Metabolomics-with-the-Q-Exactive-November-2020.aspx

 

 

Metabolite identification with the Q Exactive and LTQ Orbitrap

November 5 - 6, 2020

Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom


Overview
This 2-day course will provide a hands-on approach to teach the attendees about the latest techniques and tools available to perform metabolite identification in non-targeted metabolomics studies. The course will be led by experts working within the fields of metabolomics and chemical analysis and will include a significant proportion of hands-on experience of using mass spectrometers, software tools and databases. A maximum of four people will be working on each mass spectrometer in a session. We will apply these tools on the Q Exactive and LTQ-Orbitrap family of mass spectrometers.

Topics covered

  • Importance of mass spectral interpretation
  • Types of data which can be collected on the QE and LTQ-Orbitrap (m/z, retention time, MS/MS, MSn)
  • Conversion of raw data to molecular formula and putative metabolite annotations
  • MS/MS experiments in metabolic phenotyping for on-line data acquisition using the QE (DDA, DIA, all-ion)
  • MS/MS and MSn experiments for sample fractions using the LTQ-Orbitrap
  • Mass spectral libraries (using mzCloud)
  • Searching mass spectral libraries
  • Tools for mass spectral interpretation
  • Reporting standards for metabolite identification
  • Question and answer session with the experts

Course link: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/facilities/metabolomics-training-centre/courses/2020/Metabolite-identification-with-the-Q-Exactive-and-LTQ-Orbitrap-Elite-November-2020.aspx