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.

 

 

 

 

Introduction to Metabolomics for the Microbiologist

September 19 — 21, 2018

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


Limited bursaries are now available for PhD students funded by NERC, which make the registration for this course FREE to these students.

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. The course will be 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

Level: The course is aimed at individuals with minimal experience of applying metabolomics in their research and no or limited experience of using a liquid chromatography – mass spectrometer. The attendees will leave the course understanding and being able to apply the metabolomics pipeline in their research.

For more information and to register, please visit: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/facilities/metabolomics-training-centre/courses/introduction-metabolomics-microbiologist.aspx

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Introduction to Metabolomics for the Environmental Scientist

September 27 — 28, 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 includes NERC PhD students (highest priority), NERC PDRA's and Fellows (next highest priority) and principal and co-investigators who currently hold NERC funding.

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

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Metabolomics Data Processing and Data Analysis

October 8 — November 2, 2018

Online


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

Level: The course would be ideally suited to MSc / PhD students or scientists who are in the early stages of analysing metabolomics data. No previous knowledge of the data processing and statistical analysis approaches is assumed, but a basic understanding of the metabolome, and the analytical techniques applied in the metabolomics field would be beneficial. A pre-course recommended reading list will be provided.

For further information and registration details, please visit https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/facilities/metabolomics-training-centre/courses/Metabolomics-Data-Processing-and-Data-Analysis.aspx

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Introduction to Metabolomics for the Clinical Scientist

October 22, 2018

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


Limited bursaries are now available for PhD students funded by NERC, which make the registration for this course FREE to these students.

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 registration 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..

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3rd Latin America Metabolomic Profiling Symposium

October 22 - 24, 2018

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro


We are delighted to invite you to the 3rd Latin American Metabolomics Symposium (3rdLAMPS), which will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from October 22 to 24, 2018 at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. After the symposium in Lima, Peru and Rosario, Argentina, we will have the opportunity to meet again in Brazil.

The organizing committee is committed to providing an appropriate atmosphere for the scientific discussion of various aspects of Metabolomics such as Metabolomics in Health and Human Disease, in Plants and Food among other aspects of technology advances and precision medicine. LAMPS will provide excellent opportunities for collaboration and networking for scientists and students.

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Clinical Metabolomics

October 25 — 26, 2018

Copenhagen, Denmark


The Clinical Metabolomics Copenhagen conference 2018 will bring together world leaders in the field of metabolomics to discuss the current state of the art in the clinical metabolomics field as well as to discuss projections and outlooks for the future. Specifically, the event will span topics ranging from high throughput metabolomics sample handling, novel instrumentation and data acquisition methods, automated data processing, and systems level data analysis in the context of applications to human health.

The event will span two days: oral presentations of latest research and future trends on the first day and in depth workshops focused on specific topics that will provide attendees with actionable insight on the second day. Many opportunities will be provided for attendees and speakers to interact and discussion in order to foster new and fruitful collaborations.

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Metabolomics with the Q Exactive

November 19 — 21, 2018

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


Limited bursaries are now available for PhD students funded by NERC, which make the registration for this course FREE to these students.

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..

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Metabolite identification with the Q Exactive and LTQ Orbitrap

November 22 — 23, 2018

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


Limited bursaries are now available for PhD students funded by NERC, which make the registration for this course FREE to these students.

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..

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